Third Annual Richard’s Father’s Day Family Walk/Jog
In Tampa On Sunday, June 19, At 8 A.M.
Join Richard Gonzmart Of The Columbia And Ulele Restaurant
To Raise Funds For Prostate Cancer Research

 TAMPA, Fla., March 16, 2016 - Start Father’s Day on the right foot at the third annual “Richard’s Father’s Day Family Walk/Jog” on Sunday, June 19, at 8 a.m. at Ulele restaurant in Tampa Heights.

100 percent of the proceeds will benefit the Advanced Prostate Cancer Collaboration (APCC) at Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designed Comprehensive Cancer Center in Florida. From last year’s event, the Gonzmart Family Foundation donated $85,000.

The event includes a 1-mile and 5K route. You can choose your distance the morning of the run.

The all-ages entry fee is $25 per person pre-registration through May 2 and $30 after May 3 through June 18 ($35 day of) and includes a T-shirt. Children under 12 are free, but must register the morning of the event, with a parent or guardian. Event-day sign-in and bib pickup opens at 7 a.m. on Sunday, June 19. Register online at www.RichardsRunForLife.org.

The course starts and ends at Ulele, at 1810 N. Highland Ave., in Tampa Heights. Chadd and Kristi will be there from Magic 94-9, along with other special guests. This is a family-friendly event, and parents are encouraged to bring their children and walk together. Or, you can pick up the pace and jog.

“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. 

This year's event is dedicated to the memory of runner and fighter Michelle Boyd DeJong.

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.

About Moffitt Cancer Center
Located in Tampa, Moffitt is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the top-ranked cancer hospital in the Southeast and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer since 1999. With more than 4,500 employees, Moffitt has an economic impact on Florida of nearly $1.6 billion. For more information, visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.


For sponsorship information and to register, please visit www.RichardsRunForLife.org.

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Media Contact:  Angela Geml at 813-248-3000, ext. 17 or a.geml@ColumbiaRestaurant.com