Upcoming Fundraising Events & Past Fundraising Totals

June 2021

The JR Memorial

Saturday June 26, 2021 at 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Join us on Saturday, June 26th for the annual JR Memorial Cruise for a Cure fundraiser. This year, we starting at Cranberry Resort at 1:00pm then head to Acheson’s at 2:30pm and finish the day at Mimi’s where we will have live music, auctions, great food and drinks. Previous years have included appearances from former OSU Football and Basketball players including Howard Lambert, Tyvis Powell, Vince Workman, Zach Boren, Rick Smith, Justin Zwick, Joshua Perry, James Laurinaitis, Jimmie Bell, Matt Wilhelm, James Buffington, Anthony Schlegel, JJ Sullinger, Terence Dials, Jack Mewhort, Reid Fragel, Dane Sanzenbacher and Jeff Uhlenhake. More names to be announced soon. TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS: 12:15-1:00pm: Cranberry Resort 1:15-1:45pm: Acheson’s 2:00-2:30pm: Froggy’s 2:45-4:00: VIP Cocktail Party for Sponsors 4:15pm: Gates open to the Public – Mimi’s at the Lake Silent Auction starts, live music featuring Shifferly Road 6:30pm: The OSU Alumni Band will be joining us to get everyone singing Buckeye tunes followed by Player announcements. 7pm:Horse Race with Athletes 8pm: The LIVE Auction starts 9pm: Shucking Bubba Deluxe hits the stage

Location Indian Lake

For more information: Visit www.jrmemorial.com/

July 2021

97.1 The Fan Golf Classic

Monday July 12, 2021

This annual golf outing is a fan favorite, no pun intended!  Great atmosphere, golf, food and auction items. 

More information to come!

Location Kinsale Golf Club

For more information: Visit www.971thefan.com/

Cardale Jones Charity Softball Game

Saturday July 17, 2021 at 6:30 PM

A crazy, fun charity softball game and Home Run Derby played by many former Buckeye Greats like Cardale Jones, Justin Zwick, Bobby Carpenter, Tyvis Powell, Zach Boren and so many more! The competition never ends between these guys! Event will be held under the lights at Huntington Park on Saturday, July 17, 2021. Doors open at 5:30 PM. The Homerun Derby starts at 6:30 PM, followed by the game! Food and beverage will be available to purchase. Bring the entire family! Every ticket enters you in a raffle to win a cabin for 2 on the 2022 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer!

Location Huntington Park -330 Huntington Park Ln, Columbus, OH 43215

For more information: Visit www.buckeyecruise.com/online-forms/cardalejonessoftball/

Ohio Eggfest

Saturday July 31, 2021

What is the Ohio Eggfest? A Central Ohio based fundraising event and celebration of family, food and everything Big Green Egg! It is a grilling, smoking, barbecue and cooking competition that features the 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 day full of family, friends, and food that would make celebrity chefs reconsider their collective lives’ work! It’s also a great opportunity to purchase a once-cooked-on Big Green Egg for a discount otherwise unheard of, while contributing to the future of cancer research and the community so gracious as to host the third annual, The Ohio Eggfest. 100% of the profit of EVERY Egg sale and 100% of EVERY donation, beverage & ticket sale at The Ohio Eggfest goes directly to The James for Cancer Research. Shop Big Green Eggs » The 2020 The Ohio Eggfest has been cancelled due to Covid-19. We are still selling the Big Green Eggs at The Eggfest pricing for a limited time. Go to our shop tab to purchase a Large or XL package. Follow us on Facebook & Instagram to be the first to know about the 2021 The Ohio Eggfest!

Location Giant Eagle Marketplace at Grandview Yard-840 W. Third Ave, Columbus, OH 43212

For more information: Visit www.theohioeggfest.com/

August 2021

Roosters Foundation Golf Outing -SOLD OUT

Friday August 20, 2021

Roosters Charitable Golf Outing has raised over HALF a MILLION DOLLARS for the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer, benefiting The Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research at The Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

Location Golf Club of Dublin

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Kuhlwein Farms Night at the Races

Saturday August 21, 2021

More information to come!


For more information: Email Michelle Kuhlwein kuhlweinfarms@aol.com

Papa John's Charity Challenge

Monday August 23, 2021

Papa John’s has always strived to support our communities and be a champion for those in need. As part of these efforts, we were proud to host the fourth annual Papa John’s Charity Challenge in 2020. Our Charity Challenge Founders, Charles Burris and Mike Zimmer wanted to provide a venue that mixes the joy they have for golf and their personal dedication to support the fight to end cancer. The goal is to provide funding for cancer research that creates more cancer survivors. Since 2017 the Papa John’s Charity Challenge has raised nearly $500,000. All proceeds of this event go to The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. Join our fundraising event to fund research to support the end of cancer on August 23rd, 2021 at The Medallion Club!

Location The Medallion Club

For more information: Visit papajohnscharitychallenge.com/

Lucky 6 Party

Saturday August 28, 2021

Welcome again to the Lucky 6 Party - Annual event that is 6 hours of fun, 6 days before Buckeye Football, and 6 months before The Buckeye Cruise for Cancer sails! Come on out and help us celebrate our 5th event, our 25th anniversary and help us reach our $30,000 goal! This year's entertainment will be North to Nashville! We will have a Cornhole Tournament with DJ M-Dizzle, 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!

Location Lucky's Grille -Hilliard

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September 2021

Lancaster's Party for a Cure with Jamison Lantz

Saturday September 4, 2021

Welcome back to the Alehouse 1890 for a great night of food, fundraising and live music by Jamison Lantz.  More information to come!

Location Alehouse 1890-Lancaster, OH

For more information: Email Jamison Lantz jamisonlantzmusic@gmail.com

St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer

Saturday September 11, 2021

Since its inception in 2009, this event has raised over $1,200,000 to help cancer research and end this terrible disease. The event always takes place in the fall and is held in either September or October during an Ohio State football game. The day starts out with a 5K Run/Walk and then the festivities begin afterwards. There are live auctions, silent auctions, 50/50, live entertainment, Ohio State cheerleaders and the OSU game on the big screen! Then at the end of the day, there's always a drawing for two Buckeye cruise for cancer tickets. There's always something for everyone of all ages! As Traci Lauth the President and founder always attests, "Together we will win!", and we certainly do with the amazing community that we have, no one is ever alone in their battle to conquer cancer!

Location St. Mary's, Ohio

For more information: Visit www.tailgateforcancer.com/



Dollars Raised by our Fundraising Partners!

(March 2019-February 2020)

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 2020 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer we recognized these fundraisers during a check parade on the pool deck. 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 Outing & Football for Females $32,626.00
Aces Against Cancer $12,224.02
AJ Angelo's Music Marathon $84,115.00
ATO Casino Night $52,094.87
Ben & Debby Ballard Fundraiser $1,558.93
Bend Active $9,919.18
Block Party $700.00
Boxer's Boo Bash! $7,230.00
Buckeye Lake Yacht Club in honor of Jerry Williams $1500.00
Buckeyes Beating Cancer $15,582.00
Cardale Jones Charity Softball Game $41,766.00
Chamber Foundation Auction $537.50
Chicken Salad Chick $10,000.00
Ciao Ciao to Cancer $152,000.00
Coors Light & 99.7 The Blitz Harley Davidson Giveaway $3,890.00
Cordle Cares Foundation $5,000.00
Countdown to CRUISEmas with Chris Logsdon $9,420.00
crUSh Music Duo $1036.00
Dan Orr For Those About to Rock the Boat T-Shirts $10,500.00
DJ MDizzle Beats Away Cancer $25,000.00
Eddie Kline Invitational $2,000.00
Flannagan's Dublin Luke Combs Concert $200,092.30
Hawk's Mardi Gras $307,248.46
Hillybilly Hollar Farm $500.00
Homage T-Shirts $643.77
In Memory of Anita Brenner $215.00
In Memory of Martha Cisco $2,915.00
Jayne & Mary Jane's BC4C Sale $265.00
Joe's College Football Preview Party $8,661.00
JR Memorial $310,000.00
Kulwein Farms Night at the Races $47,332.00
Lancaster Party for a Cure with Jamison Lantz $5,000.00
Lisa Lisa Jewelry $2009.00
Lucky 6 Party $31,284.00
Nationwide Childrens Charity Ticket Program $140.00
Night at the Races $6,450.00
North to Nashville at Luckys Grille $7,547.00
Notforgotten $8,000.00
Ohio Eggfest $67,000.00
OSU Sandhills Alumni Club $5,000.00
Papa John's Buck Up Program $4,300.00
Papa Johns Charity Challenge $110,274.00
Party for the Cure $8,000.00
Raising Canes $22,404.60
Ron Ducker Memorial Golf Outing $10,150.00
Roosters & Roosters Foundation $150,255.49
Royal Caribbean $10,000.00
Ryan Shazier's "Shalieve" Scholarship Autograph Sessions $50,000.00
Salon Lofts View on 5th- Nicole Henry & Brogan Mather $500.00
Sawmill Athletic Club $900.00
Scoonie Penn's Cornhole 4 Cancer $34,525.00
Scott Basinger's Birthday Bash $2,195.00
Sean & Lisa Pugh $50.00
St. Marys Tailgate for Cancer $140,080.00
Stephen Caselton $200.00
Stokey Poker $5,200.00
Survivors & Friends Fundraiser $2,620.00
Top Golf Outing $1,030.00
Tri County OSU Alumni Club of The Villages $13,000.00
United Methodist Spaghetti Dinner $550.00
Urban Meyer's Pint House Preview Party $101,500.00
Urban Meyer's Pint House Sales $3,737.70