Sixth Annual Richard’s Father’s Day Family Walk/Jog In Tampa On Sunday, June 16, At 8 A.M.

Sixth Annual Richard’s Father’s Day Family Walk/Jog In Tampa On Sunday, June 16, At 8 A.M.

100 Percent Of The Revenue Benefits Cancer Treatment At Moffitt Cancer Center

TAMPA, Fla., April 30, 2019 -- This Father’s Day (June 16), you can – step by step – make a difference in the fight against cancer at Richard’s Family Walk/Jog in Tampa at 8 a.m.

Register to run or walk one mile or 5K on a beautiful Tampa Riverwalk course that starts and ends at the Ulele restaurant at 1810 N. Highland Ave. Register online at www.RichardsRunForLife.org.

100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to Moffitt Cancer Center, specifically this year as part of a $1 million pledge toward a brachytherapy suite there. The brachytherapy procedure, which uses more targeted internal radiation instead of external radiation, is highly effective on multiple cancer types, produces fewer side effects and offers faster recovery times than other treatments. Moffitt is the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in Florida.

The Gonzmart Family Foundation donated $110,000 from last year’s event. In just five years, this annual event has raised $460,000 for Moffitt.

The all-ages entry fee is $25 per person through June 13, and $30 June 16 (day of.) Children under 12 are free, but must register with a parent or guardian. Event-day sign-up plus bib and shirt pickup opens at 7 a.m. at the restaurant on Sunday, June 16.

The course starts and ends at Ulele, at 1810 N. Highland Ave., in Tampa Heights. 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 caretaker 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 cancer research and treatment.

About Moffitt Cancer Center

Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: To contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. The Tampa-based facility is one of only 50 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s scientific excellence, multidisciplinary research, and robust training and education. Moffitt is a Top 10 cancer hospital and has been nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2 million square feet to research and patient care. Moffitt’s expert nursing staff is recognized by the American Nurses Credentialing Center with Magnet®status, its highest distinction. With more than 6,000 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.5 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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