Buckeye Cruise for Cancer

The 12th Annual Buckeye Cruise for Cancer sailed with great success at the end of February, breaking records by raising more than $3.2 million dollars for the OSUCCC – James!

Featuring former Buckeye athletes such as JT Barrett, Rex Kern and Katie Smith, more than 3,000 Buckeyes sailed on Royal Caribbean’s Independence of the Seas. Highlights of the week included a meaningful recognition of the more than 300 cancer survivors on board, Buckeye themed fun at the pool and presentations from OSUCCC – James leadership and researchers. The week was capped off by more than 1,000 cruisers and Bahamas residents participating in a walk/run throughout downtown Nassau followed by a concert on board that evening featuring country music star, Jake Owen.

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.

Get on Board for 2020!

The 2020 Buckeye Cruise will sail out of Miami, FL on February 16 on Royal Caribbean’s Explorer of the Seas, returning February 21, 2020 and will feature a stop at the brand new “Perfect Day at CocoCay”! 

Learn more and book your cruise today!

Sponsorship opportunities available

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You can also reach out to Ashley Clark at Ashley.Clark2@osumc.edu to learn about other ways you can help support this cause.

Urban & Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research

Urban and Shelley Meyer

Learn how giving to the Urban & Shelley Meyer Fund supports cancer research, clinical trials and new technologies at the OSUCCC – James.

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