Upcoming Fundraising Events & Past Fundraising Totals

September 2019

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

Urban Meyers Pint House Preview Party

Thursday September 26, 2019 - 11:00 PM


For more information: Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/urban-meyer-pint-house-private-kick-off-party-tickets-70010999785

October 2019

Football 101

Wednesday October 9, 2019 - 8:00 PM

New Name, New Location, New Price, SAME GREAT EVENT! 97.1 The Fan is excited to announce the return of the “Ladies Only” football event hosted by Bobby Carpenter and Anthony Schlegel. Football 101 (formerly Football 4 Females) will be held on Wednesday, October 9th at Hollywood Casino Columbus from 6-8 PM. This LADIES ONLY event features the former Buckeye linebackers providing analysis and entertainment on this football season. They will answer all of those burning questions you have. The event will also feature appetizers, football contests, raffle drawings, autographs, t-shirt and a photo booth! Football 101 presented by Monogram Homes and White Claw will once again benefit the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer and the Urban & Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research at the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. Must be 21 or older to enter Hollywood Casino Columbus. Tickets are available for just $60. You can purchase your tickets to the event here.

Location Hollywood Casino-200 Georgesville Rd, Columbus, OH 43228

For more information: Visit www.eventbrite.com/e/971-the-fans-football-101-presented-by-monogram-homes-and-white-claw-tickets-71687458117

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

For more information:

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

June 2020

JR Memorial

Saturday June 27, 2020

Location Indian Lake

For more information: Visit www.jrmemorial.com/

July 2020

Cardale Jones Charity Softball Game

Friday July 10, 2020

Location Buckeye Field at OSU

For more information:

August 2020

The Ohio Eggfest

Saturday August 8, 2020

Location TBD

For more information:

Kuhlwein Farms Night at the Races

Saturday August 15, 2020

Location Ostrander, OH

For more information:

Papa Johns Charity Challenge

Monday August 24, 2020

Location Medallion Club-Westerville, OH

For more information:

Lucky 6 Party

Saturday August 29, 2020

Location Luckys Grille-Hilliard, OH

For more information:

Joe's College Football Preview Party

Saturday August 29, 2020

Location Atlanta, GA

For more information:



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