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    The Runners Prepare

    The Gonzmart Family Foundation and the Columbia Restaurant Group are involved in a series of charitable events throughout the year. Check out these upcoming events. We’d love for you to join us.

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    It's Kids' Stuff

    Children are at the heart of Richard’s Run for Life, and our events are for the whole family. Special activities are planned for the very young and the young at heart. Your kids will enjoy meeting the people who make up their community.

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    Working Up An Appetite

    Racing under the Richard’s Run for Life flag always means the best of sustenance for body and soul. Local restaurants donate refreshments and delicacies so that 100% of money raised can go to the cause.

Richard’s Run for Life 5K
Friday, Nov. 2, 2018

Run hard (or not).
Eat, drink and do good.

Join us for the coolest race (and best post-race party) on Friday, Nov. 2, 2018, at 7 p.m. in Ybor City’s Centennial Park.

Runners and walkers as well as sippers and eaters welcome, but register early. This event always sells out.

Registration is $25 per person until midnight on Oct. 26, then $30. Click here to register online OR Click here to download a registration form.

This year 100% of every dollar donated and raised will fund the brachytherapy suite being built at Moffitt Cancer Center. Brachytherapy treats prostate, cervical, breast and sarcoma cancers. This new suite will effectively double the number of patients that can be treated.

Last year 2,000 participants stepped up and stepped out for this annual timed 5K on the streets of Ybor City.

(Thanks to your help, last year we raised $100,000 for the University of South Florida’s Latino Scholarship Program. That was added to a previously announced personal matching check for $100,000 from Richard and Melanie Gonzmart. 100% of every dollar donated and raised benefitted the Richard and Melanie Gonzmart Endowed Latino Scholarship at USF, which gives academically gifted but financially challenged students a chance for a college education. This year Richard and Melanie will fund 10 new four-year student scholarships, in addition to the eight scholarships already in place.)

“Richard’s Run for Life” 5K Race is part of the Gonzmart Family Foundation — a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.


Each year the Tampa Bay community gets together to run through the streets of Tampa’s historic Ybor City

W hen you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, all your thoughts break their bounds. Dormant forces, faculties and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.

- Patanjali

This quote was a great motivator for me and still is. Using my experience as a runner and my desire to find a cure for cancer I created “Richard’s Run for Life” under the Gonzmart Family Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds to find a cure for cancer. Creating Richard’s Run was a way to fulfill this goal of finding a cure.

- Richard Gonzmart


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Our Causes & Events

The Gonzmart Family Foundation contributes annually to many worthy causes. Two of our annual events are “Richard’s Run For Life 5K,” held on the first Friday night in November in Ybor City’s Centennial Park, and  “Richard’s Father’s Day Walk & Jog,” held at Ulele on the Tampa Riverwalk every Father’s Day.\


 

Mark Your Calendar: Sixth Annual Richard’s Father’s Day
Family Walk/Jog June 16, 2019

 

Thank you, runners and walkers!

Our fifth annual Richard’s Father’s Day Walk & Jog is in the books. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your Father’s Day

We donated more than $100,000 from this event to Moffitt Cancer Center. That’s possible because of your participation and the generous support of our sponsors.

That means in the five years of this event we have donated $450,000 to Moffitt for prostate cancer research and awareness. Step by step, you’re making a difference in the fight against cancer.

Please mark your calendars for Father’s Day, June 16, for the 2019 event.  Send us any comments and suggestions from this year. Based on them, we could make a few changes in our event.

See you then. We appreciate your support!

 “Richard’s Father’s Day Family Walk/Jog” was created by fourth generation co-owner and Columbia Restaurant Group President Richard Gonzmart. His goal is to raise awareness of the disease and the need for testing, as well as to help fund prostate cancer research.


Richard Gonzmart with Doug Federman at Richard's Father's Day Family Walk/Jog. The money is earmarked for Moffitt. According to the American Cancer Society, one man out of six will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and one of 35 will die every year. Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in American men, second only to lung cancer.