Upcoming Fundraising Events & Past Fundraising Totals

April 2018

Party for the Cure

Saturday April 21, 2018


Join us for a night of fun, music and fundraising at Coaches in Gahanna. Live musical entertainment provided by Chris Logsdon and Bill Christie. Duck Pond, silent auction and fundraising games will be played! To learn more, see Party for the Cure on Facebook.

Location Coaches Gahanna

For more information: Visit Pam Hart www.facebook.com/partyforthecure/?ref=br_rs

May 2018

team H.U.G.S.

Friday May 4, 2018 at 7:00 PM

100% of the proceeds go to the Urban and Shelley Meyer fund for cancer research! ──── RSVP today! Only $15 per person entry donation to hear some awesome music! ──── Exciting raffle prizes! ──── WINNERS CHOICE RAFFLE 2018 OSU Season Tix w/bowl game package OR $5000 CASH prize! ***Drawing at JR Memorial on 6/23/18*** ──── Cash bar and food options will be available! FEATURING JAMES AND JON FROM PITTSBURGH BASED BAND JAMES DRAKES AND CT3 THE DUO WILL BE PERFORMING A SPECIAL ACOUSTIC SET MADE UP OF SONGS FROM THE BAND’S DEBUT ALBUM ‘FOLLOW THESE RIVERS’ AS WELL AS A COLLECTION OF FAVORITE COVERS. TICKET INFORMATION Space is limited so RSVP today! RSVP by texting Heidi at 614-203-8560 or via email at heidimharper@hotmail.com Tickets must be paid for in advance and be paid via cash or check made payable to Team H.U.G.S. and sent to this address

Location New Albany Links Pub-7100 New Albany Links Dr., New Albany, OH 43054

For more information: Email Heidi Harper heidimharper@hotmail.com

The 4th Annual Ohio Eggfest (Big Green Egg Cook-Off)

Saturday May 12, 2018 at 10:30 AM - 4:30 PM

A central Ohio based celebration of family, food and everything Big Green Egg!  It's bragging rights for the cook team that takes home the "Popular Vote" Award; it's legendary status for the cook team that takes home the "Very Prestigious Award" Award! It's a full day of family, friends, and food that would make celebrity chefs reconsider their collective lives' work!  Proceeds benefit the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research at the OSUCCC -James.

Location Tremont Center-2140 Tremont Rd., Upper Arlington, OH 43221

For more information: Visit www.theohioeggfest.com/

June 2018

JR Memorial Cruise for a Cure

Saturday June 23, 2018

Spend the day on Indian Lake cruising for the cure at the 6th annual fundraiser that hosts an amazing cast of Buckeye Greats to include Matt Wilhelm, Tom Cousineau, Anthony Schlegel, Jake Ballard, Butch Smith, Justin Zwick, Dustin Fox, and JJ Sullinger! You just may win a cabin for 2 on the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer for attending! Event will have great music, food, and auctions all day long!

Location Mimi's at the Lake- 156 E. Main St, Russells Point, OH 43348

For more information: Visit jrmemorial.com/

July 2018


Saturday July 14, 2018 at 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Get together with the musical talent from our last Buckeye Cruise for Cancer to reminisce and fundraise for the James and the Buckeye Cruise! We will have Chris Logsdon, AJ Angelo, and many other entertainers back on stage, food from Papa Johns and all your friends from the ship!  The Buckeye Cruise will also give you a fantastic opportunity to win Buckeye memorabilia in our famous Duck Pond!

Location Flannagan's Dublin-6835 Caine Rd, Columbus, OH 43235

For more information: Email kim.collins@buckeyecruise.com

Spin for a Cure with DJ MDizzle

Saturday July 21, 2018

Join us for the 1st annual Spinning for a Cure, featuring DJ MDizzle, the official Buckeye Cruise for Cancer DJ!!!  There will be all day music, auctions, and other fundraising activity.  This will sure to be a day of fun with fellow Buckeye Cruisers!

Location Bar 145 955 West Fifth Ave, Columbus, OH 43212

For more information: Email Michael Douglas mdouglas@mdizzleentertainment.com

August 2018

Kuhlwein Farms Night at the Races

Saturday August 18, 2018

This is a family-friendly event down on Kuhlwein’s farm. Come join us for amazing food, music, great auctions and virtual horse racing, all for charity!

Location Kuhlwein Farms, 8579 Long Rd, Ostrander, OH 43061

For more information: Email kuhlweinfarms@aol.com


Saturday August 18, 2018

Schottenstein Real Estate Group presents the 2nd annual WELLFest, your premier event for health and fitness Inspiration. Take fitness classes, learn from passionate instructors and most of all, fuel your mind, body, and soul with local eats. Schottenstein Real Estate Group is proud to collaborate with the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer and AccelWell on WELLFest 2018!

Location The Columbus Commons

For more information:

11th Annual College Football Kick-Off Party, hosted by Joe Gorrell

Saturday August 25, 2018 at 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Kick-off College Football with Joe's amazing party! Food and Refreshments will all be provided. The pool is open so towels and suits are recommended. This is a way to bring together many college football fanatics, with love for many different programs!

Location 1117 Wimberly Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30319

For more information: Email runner1j@gmail.com

Lucky 6 Party

Saturday August 25, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Join us for the 2nd Annual Lucky 6 Party, 6 hours of fun, 6 days till' Buckeye football, 6 months till' cruising, which is a fundraiser benefiting the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer! We will have a silent auction and duck pond. We will have musical performances by Steve Rosenbeck and Dave Clo! Please follow and check out our Facebook for constant updates at Lucky's Grille & Billiards. Please come out and support a great cause and help us reach our $15,000 goal! Go Bucks! Beat Cancer!

Location 5387 Roberts Rd, Hilliard, Ohio 43026

For more information: Email Nathan Smith nate.smith3672@gmail.com

Papa John's 2nd Annual Charity Challenge

Monday August 27, 2018

Papa John’s has always strived to support their communities and be a champion for those in need. As part of these efforts, Papa John’s Columbus is proud to announce the 2nd Annual Papa John’s Charity Challenge. Join us at the beautiful Medallion Club in Westerville, Ohio for 18 holes of golf, local sports celebrities, lunch, dinner, silent and live auction, a $5000 raffle giveaway and a special program.

Location Medallion Golf Club-5000 Club Dr, Westerville, OH 43082

For more information: Visit www.papajohnscolumbus.com/charity-challenge/event/

September 2018

Travel Partners Specialty Tours- OSU Buckeyes vs. TCU Trip!

Saturday September 15, 2018

We are heading to Texas to watch the Buckeyes take on TCU at Jerry's World!  More information to follow.

Location Arlington, TX

For more information: Call Travel Partners (614)792-6204

Travel Partners Specialty Tours-OSU Buckeyes vs. Penn State Trip!

Saturday September 29, 2018

Join us to watch the Buckeyes beat the Nittany Lions in one of the loudest college stadiums in America!  The traditions rival those of the Buckeyes, but we will be sure to come home with a win!  More information to follow.

Location Beaver Stadium- University Park, Pennsylvania

For more information: Call Travel Partners (614)792-6204

October 2018

St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer

Saturday October 13, 2018

This annual tailgate event will host a day of fun, live musical entertainment, silent and live auctions, OSU football on the big screen and a 5K walk/run. We are joined by OSU's Alumni Cheerleaders and members of the Alumni Band! So book a hotel room around town and stay for the weekend!

Location F.O.E.-404 E. Spring St., St. Marys, OH 45885

For more information: Visit www.tailgateforcancer.com/

Travel Partners Specialty Tours -OSU Buckeyes vs. Purdue Trip!

Saturday October 20, 2018

Join us for the Buckeyes vs. the Purdue Boilermakers.  See the world's largest base drum during Purdue game activities, it stands 10 feet tall on it's field carriage and has 4 band handlers, with two beating the drum!  So many college traditions to enjoy here.

Location Ross-Ade Stadium -West Lafayette, Indiana

For more information: Call Travel Partners (614)792-6204

November 2018

Travel Partners Specialty Tours -OSU Buckeyes vs. Michigan State Trip!

Saturday November 10, 2018

The Buckeyes are heading north and we are going with them to watch our guys beat Sparty!  More information to follow.

Location Spartan Stadium -East Lansing, MI

For more information: Call Travel Partners (614)792-6204



Dollars Raised by our Fundraising Partners!

(March 2017-February 2018)

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 OSUCCC -James. On the upcoming 2019 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer we will recognize these fundraisers during a check parade on the pool deck. With multiple events held throughout the year, we expect to surpass our Community Partner fundraising goal of $1.1 Million before we sail in February, 2019! Thank you to each and every one of you that organized, volunteered or supported one of these events!

Event Amount Raised
97.1 The Fan Football for Females $3962.00
97.1 The Fan Golf Classic $18,771.11
Aces Against Cancer $5,000.00
AJ Angelo's Music Marathon $25.218.77
ATO Casino Night $50,797.62
Bend Active $11365.38
Buckeye Country Superfest 50/50 $19,587.00
Care Heating & Cooling $16,500.00
Cindy Oliveri's Spaghetti Dinner $682.00
Cordle Cares Foundation $5,000.00
Craigen Pappas' Buckeyes Beating Cancer Golf Outing $8,379.00
Cruise-A-Palooza $39,918.00
Cruisin with Cooz $2,650.00
Dr. Stephen Burke's Super-Lympics! $1876.00
Dustin Fox Cornhole Invitational $7559.95
Eddie Kline Invitational $2000.00
FBA's Spikes for a Cure $1,600.00
Joe's Annual College Football Kickoff Party $175.00
JR Memorial Cruise for a Cure $181,397.00
Kuhlwein Farms Night at the Races $30,055.00
Lawn Doctor $250.00
Lisa Lisa Jewelry $481.00
Lucky 6 party $10,566
Nickles Bakery $10,000.00
Night at the Races-Denise Panak & Gayle Beighley $3,110.00
Not Forgotten's Night at the Races $17,000.00
OSU 4 Miler $25,000.00
Papa John's Charity Challenge $70,365.00
Party for the Cure $6,222.00
Pulling for a Cure $21,679.00
Roosters Golf Outing $127,500.00
Royal Caribbean $10,000.00
Sawmill Athletic Club Spin Event $1,000.00
Scoonie's Cornhole for Cancer $42,950.00
Sip & Paint Party with Gayle Beighley $300
Skyline at Tailgate for a Cause $7000.00
St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer $112000.00
Stokey Poker $4,600.00
The Difference USA $1,560.00
The Ohio Eggfest $40,492.00
Tri-County OSU Alumni Club of the Village $5600.00
Welcome to the Jungle, AJ & Laura Hawk $217081.56

Thank You St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer

for another record breaking year of fundraising!

ST. Marys Banner

The results are in from this year's Tailgate for Cancer. The event held last month at 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 http://www.tailgateforcancer.com

Roosters Fundraising Tops Previous Years!

Roosters Logo

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. 

Roosters Cast Photo