Upcoming Fundraising Events & Past Fundraising Totals

August 2019

3rd Annual Lucky 6 Party

Saturday August 24, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Welcome again to the Lucky 6 Party - 3rd Annual where it's 6 hours of fun, 6 days before Buckeye Football, and 6 months before The Buckeye Cruise for Cancer!!! Come out and help us reach our $20,000 Goal!!! This years entertainment will be The Lovebenders and back again all the way from Nashville, Dave Clo!!! We are also honored to have Scoonie Penn's Cornhole 4 Cancer BACK again this year!!! We will have Surprise Appearances from former Buckeye Greats, Duck Pond and Silent Auction with items that you aren't going to want to miss out on!!! All proceeds will benefit The James through The Buckeye Cruise for Cancer!!! This is a Family Friendly Fun Event!!! Go Bucks!!! Beat Cancer!!!

Location Luckys Grille -5387 Roberts Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026

For more information: Visit www.luckysgrille.com/lucky-6-party---3rd-annual.html

Joe's College Football Preview Party

Saturday August 24, 2019

Joe's kick off to College Football in Atlanta is an hot, annual event to celebrate all college football teams and fans!  Well represented by the Buckeyes up north, you will sure to have a great time.  Live music, food and beverages around the pool. 

Location Atlanta, GA

For more information: Email Joe Gorrell runner1@gmail.com

Papa Johns Charity Challenge

Monday August 26, 2019

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 3rd 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, and a special program.

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

For more information: Visit papajohnscharitychallenge.com/

Raising Canes Day of Giving to the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer

Wednesday August 28, 2019

Visit any of the Columbus Raising Cane's restaurants on August 28th and 15% of all sales that day will go to the Urban & Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research at the OSUCCC -James.  Don't forget to buy for your entire office by placing a catering order! 

Stay tuned! More details on this promotion to come! 

Location All Columbus, OH Locations

For more information:

September 2019

St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer

Saturday September 14, 2019

Over $1 Million raised to date, this tailgate for cancer is not to be missed!  Come enjoy the game watch, the multitude of live bands, a Walk/Run, auctions, games, and more!  Get the entire family involved and help continue the tradition started more than 10 years ago. 

Location F.O.E. 767-404 E Spring St, St Marys, OH 45885

For more information: Visit www.tailgateforcancer.com/

Buckeyes Beating Cancer

Sunday September 22, 2019 at 1:00 PM

Join Craigen Pappas for his annual golf outing to support the cause! Lots fo fun and prizes to be had!

Location Heritage Golf Club -3525 Heritage Club Dr, Hilliard, OH 43026

For more information: Email Craigen Pappas craigen.pappas@clubcorp.com

October 2019

The OSU Four Miler

Saturday October 12, 2019 at 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Ohio State 4 Miler is the largest four-mile race in the United States with a sold-out field of 15,000 runners and walkers. This premier walk/run event is designed for the entire family.  Don't forget to register the kiddos in the Brutus Bolt Kids Race!


For more information: Visit www.ohiostatefourmiler.com/

Ron Ducker Memorial Golf Outing

Saturday October 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Please join us for the first annual Ron Ducker Memorial Golf Tournament. Shotgun start at Noon - Registration begins at 11:00 am. You can golf a round, sponsor a hole or join us for the dinner & entertainment at 5 pm.  Live entertainment from AJ Angelo from 6-9 pm!

Location Cumberland Trail Golf Course -8244 Columbia Rd. Pataskala, OH. 43062

For more information: Visit secure.perfectgolfevent.com/eventweb/7750/

Chicago Weekend with Travel Partners Specialty Tours and the Buckeyes!!!!!

Friday October 18, 2019 to Sunday October 20, 2019


For more information: Call Derrick Lauth (614) 792-6204

November 2019

Night at the Races

Saturday November 2, 2019 at 5:00 PM

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)369-9786 or Margie Iagulli (330)-718-5549.

Location Knights of Columbus -1024 Vienna Ave, Niles, OH 44446

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DJ MDizzle

Saturday November 2, 2019 at 12:00 PM - 7:00 PM

DJ MDizzle is back for his DJ marathon to beat cancer!  More details to follow.

Location Lucky's Grille-5387 Roberts Rd, Hilliard, OH 43026

For more information: Visit www.djmdizzle.com/

Buckeye Spectacular of Trees

Friday November 15, 2019

3rd annual Spectacular of Trees, were we auction off gorgeous designer themed trees and wreaths.  Nothing gets you more in the spirit than this event!  Complete with a photo on the 50 with Santa!


For more information: Call Buckeye Cruise for Cancer Office 6147926204

January 2020

AJ Angelo's Music Marathon

Saturday January 18, 2020 at 12:00 PM - 12:00 AM

This is going to be an AMAZING event this year! I will be playing from Noon until Midnight, making my 12 hour Music Marathon the best 1/2 day of the year! I’ll also have a live auction that night, a 50/50 drawing, the coolest Duck Pond where you win great prizes, Heads or Tails Tournament and other fun activities! Finally, a Walk/Run/Crawl for Everyone! Enter into my 0.01k Walk/Run/Crawl!!! That’s right, the shortest distance possible to get you a in shape for my Music Marathon! This will also get you in the door, entered into the raffle and some cool stuff like a 60,000 Runners Bib, your very own 0.01k Sticker, and a Shot Glass Lanyard. We have added a covered and heated tent over Gatsby's back patio so we can triple our size from last year! This will be so much fun Kicking Cancers AZZ together!! Thank you again ... and... GO BUCKS, BEAT CANCER!!!

Location Gatsby's -18 N Hamilton Rd, Gahanna, OH 43230

For more information: Visit AJ Angelo osu-support-my-event.everydayhero.com/us/aj-s-music-marathon

Ciao Ciao to Cancer

Saturday January 25, 2020 at 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM

A great italian gathering with amazing food, dance, auctions, duck pond, and more!  For just purchasing a ticket to the event, you are entered into a reverse raffle that could win you $10,000!  Come hungry because the food is divine!

Location St. Charles Preparatory School

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

Meyer Bowl

Sunday January 26, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Join the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer for our annual Meyer Bowl! Lots of fun, bowling, pizza, soda, shopping and former Buckeye Greats onhand to keep you entertained.  A great family event for all. 

Location Sawmill Lanes

For more information: Email Derrick Lauth derrick.lauth@buckeyecruise.com

February 2020

North to Nashville and The Lovebenders

Saturday February 1, 2020 to Sunday February 2, 2020 at 8:00 PM - 12:30 AM

The Lovebenders go on at 8PM, and North to Nasville at 10:30 PM. 

Location Lucky's Grille-5387 Roberts Rd., Hilliard, OH 43026

For more information: Visit www.luckysgrill.com/index.html



Dollars Raised by our Fundraising Partners!

(March 2018-February 2019)

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 2020 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 $1.3 Million before we sail in February, 2020! 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 Golf Classic & Football for Females $24,125.00
Aces Against Cancer $20,500.00
AJ & Laura Hawk's "Under the Sea" $200,000.00
AJ Angelo's Music Marathon $50,000.00
Anonymous Donor $500.00
ATO Casino Night $56,975.23
Basinger Friends and Family Bar Hop for Cancer $1,350.00
Bend Active $11,037.36
Buckeyes Beating Cancer! with Craigen Pappas $10,069.00
Burke Wedding Celebration-Steve and Traci Burke $3,160.00
Ciao Ciao To Cancer! $54,575.00
Cordle Cares $5,000.00
Cruise A Palooza with Jef & Clo $620.00
Cruise-A-Palooza Weekend $29,330.00
Dan Orr's BC4C For Those About to Rock...The Boat T-Shirts $5,020.00
DJ MDizzle Spin for a Cure $5,000.00
Dr. Burke's Pink Promotion $1,002.00
Earle Bruce Quarterback Club $5,500.00
Eddie Kline Invitational $3,000.00
FBA TCU Game Watch Party $530.00
Get Your Glow On! $2,027.14
Hirsch-Shoe Tailgate Party for Penn State $7,050.00
Jennifer Earley's Buckeye Cruise Cookbook $2,000.00
Joe's 11th Annual College Football Kick-Off Party $7,005.00
JR Memorial $204,200.00
Kuhlwein Farms Night at the Races $53,000.00
Lisa Lisa Jewelry $525.00
Lovebenders at Lucky's $2,207.00
Lucky 6 Party $17,193.00
Minuteman Press Cancer Fundraiser $1,482.72
Night at the Races -Denise Panak & Gayle Beighley $7,000.00
Notforgotten $15,000.00
OSU 4 Miler $25,000.00
OSU Sandhills Alumni Club of North Carolina $5,000.00
Papa John's Buck Up Promotion $7,000.00
Papa John's Charity Challenge $100,000.00
Party for the Cure $6,608.00
Premier at Sawmill Athletic Club $1,000.00
Pulling for a Cure $12,700.00
Roosters Golf Outing $130,000.00
Royal Caribbean International $10,000.00
Scoonie's Cornhole for Cancer $59,575.00
St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer $133,300.00
Stokey Poker $5,100.00
The Ohio EggFest $42,445.00
Wellfest $20,075.00
William White Autograph Sessions 2018 BC4C $28,194.00