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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 cancer research. Participants literally “run for life.”

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Richard’s Run for Life
Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

The 14th Annual “Richard’s Run for Life” 5K takes place on Friday, Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. in Ybor City’s Centennial Park. Come out and run, walk or simply enjoy the food and beverages while helping researchers at Moffitt find a cure for cancer. One hundred percent of every dollar donated and raised will benefit the Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Program for sarcoma research and the Advanced Prostate Cancer Collaboration (APCC) at Moffitt Cancer Center.

The all-ages entry fee is $25 per person online pre-registration through Oct. 30, 2015 or post-marked entry by Oct. 28 ($30 day of race).

Register online here, or click here for a downloadable registration form.

All registered runners/walkers will receive free entry to the post-race party. Guests and visitors can also enjoy the festivities and food for a $20 donation. Children under 12 eat for $10 each. (Does not include race T-shirts.)

The post-race party in Centennial Park features music and food, including:

  • Columbia’s Arroz con Pollo “Valenciana” (Chicken and Yellow Rice), Black Beans & Rice, Cuban Bread and the Columbia’s Original "1905" Salad®
  • Ulele's Florida Native Chili
  • Ulele Spring Brewery Beer
  • Cha Cha Coconuts' Guava BBQ Ribs
  • Moe's Southwest Grill's Tacos
  • Coppertail Brewing Co. Beer
  • Michelob Ultra Beer provided by Pepin Distributing

“Richard’s Run for Life” 5K Race, which is part of the Gonzmart Family Foundation — a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization — was created by Columbia Restaurant President Richard Gonzmart as a way to combine his love for running with his long-time desire to find a cure for cancer. Sponsorship opportunities for this event are available. Click for info.


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Each year the Tampa Bay community gets together to run for life through the streets of Ybor City.

It is hard to believe it's been 14 years since I created “Richard’s Run for Life” under the Gonzmart Family Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, to raise funds for research at Moffitt Cancer Center. Many of our lives have been touched by those who have had cancer and I have personally lost family members and dear friends to this horrible disease. My passion to find a cure for cancer is huge and I am motivated to help Moffitt beat this horrible disease.
– Richard Gonzmart

Third Annual Richard’s Father’s Day
Family Walk/Jog June 19, 2016

The Gonzmart Family Foundation will donate $85,000 to Moffitt Cancer Center as a result of Richard’s Father’s Day Family Walk and Jog.

Richard Gonzmart with Doug Federman at Richard's Father's Day Family Walk/Jog.

The money is earmarked for the Advanced Prostate Cancer Collaboration at Moffitt.

The Foundation paid all of the expenses from the June 21 event and donated 100 percent of the proceeds. The total is a $5,000 increase from the same event last year.

Thank you to our walkers, joggers, sponsor, volunteers and employees who made this event possible.

Please mark your calendars for Father’s Day, June 19, for the 2016 event.


When 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


Andrea’s Sip for Life

Andrea's Sip For Life

More than $50,000 was raised for cancer research at the eighth annual Andrea’s Sip for Life wine dinner. This event began in 2007 in memory of Andrea Dicks Hartley, a young mother and Moffitt patient who lost her battle to sarcoma cancer.

In the eight years of this Tampa wine fundraiser, more than $450,000 has been donated to the Moffitt Cancer Center to further cancer research on Adolescent and Young Adult sarcoma.