Wednesday, June 20, 2018
News Roundup

Hooper: Richard Gonzmart raising awareness of prostate cancer

Like Don Quixote, Richard Gonzmart never shies away from heroic challenges, if not impossible dreams.

Over the years, he has raised money for a variety of entities, not the least being Moffitt Cancer Center. Now the chivalrous Columbia Restaurant president, in his own battle against prostate cancer, wants men to get tested and engage in frank discussions about their health.

Gonzmart hosts Richard's Father's Day Family Walk/Jog at 8 a.m. Sunday at his new Tampa restaurant, Ulele, at 1810 N Highland Ave. Legendary marathoner Bill Rodgers will be on hand, a post-race breakfast will be served and all proceeds go to APCC, the Advanced Prostate Cancer Collaboration at Moffitt. Register and get the details at richardsrunforlife.org.

Getting men to take action about their health may seem like tilting against windmills, but don't bet against Gonzmart. It's working on me …

Kudos to the Greater Tampa and South Tampa chambers for endorsing the Greenlight Pinellas transit proposal. Their support sends another signal that this may be the region's biggest transportation development since they built a bridge across the bay …

Seen on a bumper sticker: In Just Two Days, Tomorrow Will Be Yesterday …

Look for well-known blogger and foodie Bren Herrera to make a series of appearances with Positively Tampa Bay host Lissette Campos beginning at 12:45 p.m. Friday on WFTS-Ch. 28 …

Every graduating class can boast of being close, but after attending Pepin Academies' high school commencement ceremonies last week, I can assure you these kids share a special bond that will stand the test of time.

That's all I'm saying.

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