Buckeye Cruise for Cancer

Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research

Upcoming Partner Events

January 2017

Cards to Cure Cancer

January 22, 2017 Registration at 9:00am; Cards fly at 11:00am

Join our Buckeye Alumni Cheerleaders for their annual poker tournament at the Hollywood Casino. Joining this event will be poker superstar Mike Sexton, a World Series of Poker winner, OSU Graduate and professional poker commentator!!! Buckeye Greats scheduled to appear are Jake Ballard, Terence Dials, Raymont Harris, Branden Joe, Scoonie Penn, Antonio Pittman, Anthony Schlegel, JJ Sullinger, Granville Waiters, Beanie Wells and Justin Zwick.

Location Hollywood Casino -200 Georgesville Rd, Columbus, OH 43228
For more information: For More Information and to register: www.cardstocurecancer.com/

Meyer Bowl

January 29, 2017 12pm-4pm

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: Kyle.lewis@buckeyecruise.com

April 2017

ATO Casino Night

April 8

The second largest fundraiser by OSU students, this fun casino night is hosted by the Alpha Tau Omega fraternity at the Ohio State University, Last year’s event, with Urban and Shelley Meyer in attendance, hit it’s best fundraising year yet, with over $55,000 raised!

Location Ohio Union
For more information: Visit Website

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

Laura & Hannah Adams Art & Lemonade Fundraiser

$            240.00

ATO Casino Night

$       55,353.00

AZ Cruisers Garage Sale

$            210.00

Bend Active LLC

$         4,398.63

Buckeye Blast for Cancer

$         1,930.00

Buckeye Country Superfest 50/50

$       24,882.52


$         7,110.05

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

Dorner Donations

$            205.00

FBA's Olympics for a Cure

$            750.00

Frank Ecklar Retirement Tribute

$         1,000.00

Hula with the Hawks

$     129,849.81

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

$            262.00

JR Memorial Cruising for a Cure

$     131,212.00

Kuhlwein's Night at the Races

$       18,852.00

Mekka Don's Juice Wristbands

$            300.00

Not Forgotten's Night at the Races

$       13,000.00

Ohio Eggfest

$       25,111.77

Party for a Cure at Ledo's

$         5,766.08

Roosters Golf Outing

$     123,000.00

Tommy Bahama

 $            698.35

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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