Buckeye Cruise for Cancer

Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research

Upcoming Partner Events

September 2017

Night at the Races

Saturday, September 30. Door open at 5pm, races start at 6pm.

Join us for a night of virtual horseracing at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Niles, Ohio. Tickets are $15 for advanced sales, and $20 at the door. Horses can be purchased in advance for $10 and will be entered into a special drawing for signed memorabilia. There will also be a 50/50 raffle and a Chinese auction. Dinner is included. BYOB

Location Knights of Columbus Hall, 1024 Vienna Ave. Niles OH, 44446
For more information or to purchase tickets: Contact: Denise Panak at (330)-856-5736, Gayle Beighley (330)-240-9913, or Margie Iagulli (330)-718-5549

October 2017

St Marys Tailgate for Cancer

Friday & Saturday October 6-7, 2017

This annual event will host two solid days of fun, live musical entertainment, football and a 5K walk/run. We are joined by former Buckeye Greats, Alumni Cheerleaders and members of the Alumni Band! So book a hotel room around town and stay for the weekend!

Location Eagles Parking Lot – 404 E. Spring Street St Marys, OH 45885
For more information: Visit tailgateforcancer.com

Travel Partners Buckeyes Game Trip to Nebraska

October 13-15

Join Travel Partners Specialty Tours as we head to Nebraska to watch the Buckeye Take on the Nebraska Cornhuskers. Trip includes non-stop charter air from Columbus, Oh, 2 nights deluxe hotel at the Hilton Garden Inn, hotel taxes and fees, breakfast, and much more.

For more information: Call Kyle Lewis at (614) 792-6204

The Ohio State Four Miler

Sunday October 22, 2017, start time is 10:00am

In 2016, a record field of runners and walkers “finished on the 50-yard line” of Ohio Stadium as part of the largest four-mile running and walking event in the country. Join Craig Krenzel, Raymont Harris, Justin Zwick, Ryan & Lauren Miller, Scoonie Penn, Terence Dials, Matt Finkes, JJ Sullinger and thousands more to celebrate football and fitness and fundraising.

Location Ohio Stadium
For more information or to register: Visit ohiostatefourmiler.com

November 2017

Buckeye Spectacular of Trees

November 4, 2017   7 - 10:30 pm

This is a beautiful and festive FUN-draiser where we will be auctioning off gorgeous, designer Christmas trees and wreaths to support the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research at the OSUCCC –James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. The event will include a game time watch (if there is a conflict in the time of the away game at Iowa), dinner, open bar, carolers, The Columbus Children’s Choir, a keep sake photo on the 50 yard line with Brutus and Santa, a Waterford crystal tree ornament for every attendee, a sweet shop departing gift, themed trees including a wine decorated tree with a Napa vacation underneath the tree! Basically a whole lot of holiday fun for a great cause and with some of your favorite Buckeye Greats!

Location Huntington Club at Ohio Stadium
For more information: Email kim.collins@buckeyecruise.com

January 2018

Meyer Bowl

January 28, 2018, Noon-4:00 pm

The Buckeye Cruise for Cancer hosts a bowling tournament with many celebrity bowlers, such as Jake Ballard, Anthony Schlegel, Justin Zwick, Bobby Carpenter, Zach Boren and others. This is a great family event, with lots of prizes to win, auctions to participate in and bowling fun!

Location Sawmill Lanes, 4825 Sawmill Rd, Columbus, OH 43235
For more information: Email derrick.lauth@buckeyecruise.com

Other News

We are so very grateful for all of our Buckeye Cruise for Cancer volunteers and community partners who raise money throughout the year to support the cruise and cancer research efforts at The James.  On the upcoming 2017 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer we will recognize these fundraisers during a check parade on the pool deck.  With multiple event donations expected in the next couple of months, we expect to surpass our Community Partner fundraising goal of $1 Million before we sail in February, 2017!  Thank you to each and every one of you that organized, volunteered or supported one of these events!


97.1 Football for Females

$         4,649.95

97.1 The Fan Golf Outing

$        27,786.44

97.1 The Fan's Football, Bourbon & Brew

$            450.00

Aces Against Cancer

$        14,055.70

Adams-Laura & Hannah Adams Art & Lemonade Fundraiser

$            240.00

AJ & Bree Angelo-Pre-cruise Party

$        10,450.00

ATO Casino Night

$       55,353.00

AZ Cruisers Garage Sale

$            210.00

Bend Active LLC

$        10,676.37

Beth Markiewicz Clothing Sale

$          300.00

Buckeye Blast for Cancer

$         1,930.00

Buckeye Country Superfest 50/50

$       24,882.52


$         7,110.05

Cards to Cure Cancer

$        30,122.28

Care heating & Cooling

$        16,000.00

Charlotte Buckeyes

$         1,500.00

Cordle Cares Foundation

$         5,000.00

Craigen Pappas's Buckeyes Beating Cancer Golf Outing

$         7,413.00


$       18,282.04

Cruisin with Cooz

$         6,173.00

DCM Garage Rules Open

 $         1,600.00

Dr. Burke's Pink Tutu

$         6,100.00

Dustin Fox Cornhole Invitational

$         5,328.02

Eddie Kline Invitational

$        10,000.00

Elks Lodge #51 -Springfield, OH

$         2,537.64

FBA's Olympics for a Cure

$            750.00

Finish in the Bahamas

$        28,000.00

Hall Financial Advisors

$            350.00

Hula with the Hawks

$     129,849.81

In Memory of Terry Eisel

$            225.00

Joe's 9th Annual College Football Kick-Off Party

$            262.00

JR Memorial Cruising for a Cure

$     131,212.00


$         5,000.00

Kuhlwein's Night at the Races

$       19,473.00

Lisa & Lisa Jewelry

$            305.00

Mekka Don's Juice Wristbands

$            300.00

Miller Coors

$        25,000.00

Nickles Bakery

$        25,000.00

Not Forgotten's Night at the Races

$       13,000.00

Ohio Eggfest

$       25,111.77

OrangeTheory Fitness

$         1,150.00

OSU 4 Miler

$        25,000.00

OSU Sandhills Alumni Club

$         5,556.50

Papa Johns

$        17,000.00

Party for a Cure at Ledo's

$         5,766.08

Roosters Golf Outing

$     123,000.00

Royal Caribbean

$        10,000.00

Scoonie's Cornhole for Cancer

$        45,000.00

Shots Against Cancer

$         1,400.00

Sloppy Joes

$              50.00

St Marys Tailgate for Cancer

$       119,000.00

Stokey Poker

$         4,500.00

Tommy Bahama

 $            698.35

Tri-County OSU Alumni Club of The Villages

$        10,000.00

Thank You St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer

for another record breaking year of fundraising!

The results are in from this year’s Tailgate for Cancer. The event held last month at the St. Marys Eagles lodge brought in a record amount of money. Here's the breakdown:

  • $105,000 to Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute and the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer.
  • $22,000 to Auglaize County Cancer Association
  • $14,000 to Mercer County Cancer Association
  • $13,000 to The County Crippled Children Association

Total Donations to Date: $543,950

Planning is already underway for next year’s Tailgate for Cancer scheduled for the St. Marys Eagles on October 14th and 15th. For more information, see www.tailgateforcancer.com

Roosters Fundraising Tops Previous Years!

Congratulations and Thank You to Roosters for raising this year $115K for the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research and the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer from their golf outing and cookie sales at their Roosters locations!!!!! Visit one of their multiple stores, or RoostersWings.com to learn more.

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