COLUMBUS, Ohio – The fifth annual Buckeye Cruise for Cancer will benefit the Stefanie Spielman Fund for Breast Cancer Research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James).
The four-night cruise on board Royal Caribbean's Jewel of the Seas will set sail out of Tampa Florida to Key West and Nassau, Bahamas from Feb. 23-27, 2012.
Buckeye celebrities participating in the cruise will include Will Allen, Todd Boeckman, Hopalong Cassady, Kurt Coleman, Tom Cousineau, John Epitropoulos, Dustin Fox, Susan Gottlieb, Cie Grant, Archie Griffin, Raymont Harris, Kirk Herbstreit, Craig Krenzel, James Laurinaitis, Joe "The Animal" Laurinaitis, Marcus Marek, Ryan Miller, Jim Otis, Craigen Pappas, Dane Sanzenbacher, Robert Smith, Chris Spielman, Dimitrious Stanley, William White, Justin Zwick and many others.
The Cruise entertainment includes Brutus Buckeye, the best mascot in college football; Ohio State's alumni band and alumni cheerleaders; "Heisman Chat" with Archie Griffin; Buckeye Idol; auctions; raffles and more.
For more information on the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer, visit www.buckeyecruise.com.
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (cancer.osu.edu) strives to create a cancer-free world by integrating scientific research with excellence in education and patient-centered care, a strategy that leads to better methods of prevention, detection and treatment. Ohio State is one of only 41 National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers and one of only seven centers funded by the NCI to conduct both phase I and phase II clinical trials. The NCI recently rated Ohio State's cancer program as "exceptional," the highest rating given by NCI survey teams. As the cancer program's 210-bed adult patient-care component, The James is a "Top Hospital" as named by the Leapfrog Group and one of the top 20 cancer hospitals in the nation as ranked by U.S. News & World Report.
# # #
Contact: Eileen Scahill, Medical Center Public Affairs and Media Relations, 614-293-3737, or Eileen.Scahill@osumc.edu