The annual Buckeye Cruise for Cancer sets sail each year with a ship full of Buckeye Greats and fans in support of the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research at the OSUCCC – James. This fund is dedicated to the recruitment of cancer research experts to The James, so that we continue to have the best and brightest minds at Ohio State.
2016 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer
The 9th Annual Buckeye Cruise for Cancer set sail from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida, February 20-25 aboard Royal Caribbean’s Navigator of the Seas, with stops in beautiful Labadee, Haiti, and Ocho Rios, Jamaica. More than 3,300 Buckeyes, including Coach Urban and Shelley Meyer and Dr. Michael Caligiuri were on board to raise funds for the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research at the OSUCCC – James. Highlights of this year’s cruise included on board talks from OSUCCC – James physicians and researchers, a 3 mile run/walk on Royal Caribbean’s private island Labadee, and a fun-filled night of Karaoke featuring some Buckeye greats! Each year the cruise sets a goal to purchase a piece of technology for The James through the Fund a Need Auction. This year, Buckeye Cruisers raised more than $350,000 to help purchase a QTOF LC-MS System for Improved Metabolomics Studies.
The 2016 Buckeye Cruise raised more than $1.5 million for the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research and the OSUCCC – James and since its inception the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer has raised nearly $7 million for the OSUCCC – James.
Get On Board for 2017!
Make your reservation today for the 2017 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer, which will take place from Saturday, Feb. 25-Thursday, March 2, to raise money for the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research and the OSUCCC – James. Guests will be traveling on Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas cruise ship from Fort Lauderdale, Fla., to Buckeye Island (CocoCay, Royal Caribbean’s private island), and Nassau, Bahamas. 2017 will mark the 10th anniversary of the cruise, which over the years has helped raise nearly $7 million for cancer research.