A VERY special thank you to Tom & Kathy Huff and Bob & Corrine Frick for their generosity to the 2018 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer Fund-A-Need project that helped raise over $400,000 for cancer research, including the purchase of The Thermo Scientific TSQ Altis triple-stage quadrupole mass spectrometer. This cutting-edge equipment will allow researchers at the OSUCCC – James to more quickly detect cancer cells, and to study them in greater detail, making way for greater overall understanding of the complicated nature of cancer and the way it attacks the body. High-powered technology like this makes great scientific advancements possible — advancements that quite literally can be the difference between life and death for our patients.!
$400,000 RAISED FOR THE 2018 BUCKEYE CRUISE FUND A NEED PROJECT!!!!
Since 2009, the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer has been supporting important research funds at the Ohio State Comprehensive Cancer Center –James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute to further advance cancer research. In 2011, we decided to also support a separate annual project called Buckeye Cruise Fund a Need, which supports a much needed piece of technology that will have direct and immediate impact on thousands of patient’s lives as they are being cared for at The James. Each year we introduce a new project on the Buckeye Cruise and solicit donations in an auctionstyle setting, allowing folks to play a larger role in the hopeful journey of cancer patients. Since 2011, our cruisers have helped to raise more than $2,238,577 for these projects! The technology we support is state of the art, cutting edge equipment that gives the cancer patient the greatest chance of detection, treatment and survival. We are so very proud to have supported research that has directly impacted hundreds of patients here in central Ohio, and will continue to do so in the future. To make your own impact on the lives of others, donate now to the Buckeye Cruise Fund a Need.
The Buckeye Cruise fund a need has purchased the following items with the dollars raised:
- 2011 - Flow Cytometer
- 2012 - Oncology Rehabilitation Suite at the Stefanie Spielman Comprehensive Breast Center
- 2013 - Ion Torrent Sequencer
- 2014 - Mass Spectrometer
- 2015 - Nikon A1Rsi Confocal Live Imaging Microscope System
- 2016 - Agilent 6550 QTOF LCMS System for Improved Metabolomics Studies
- 2017 - ImageStreamX Mark II Flow Cytometer
- 2018 - Thermo Scientific TSQ Altis Triple-Stage Quadrupole Mass Spectrometer