The 10th Annual Buckeye Cruise for Cancer, hosted by Coach Urban Meyer and his wife Shelley, had its largest fundraising year to date. The Cruise sold out, hosting more than 3,800 in attendance and raising over $2.5 million! The Buckeye Cruise for Cancer has now helped raised more than $12 million in the fight against cancer.
On opening night, forty-five former athletes were introduced, as well as a special recognition event held for over 400 cancer survivors. Among those present were former Buckeye greats, Robert Smith, A.J. Hawk, Dustin Fox, Bobby Carpenter, Archie Griffin, Zeke Elliott, Joshua Perry, and Anthony Schlegel, to name a few.
Hometown stars, Rascal Flatts headed up the national entertainment, performing a concert poolside for the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer guests. The cruise organized a 3-mile Run/1 mile walk fundraiser in Nassau with over 1,000 participants. It was a huge under-taking that involved the local government closing the streets and proclaiming it National Buckeye Day.
In addition to the fundraising onboard the Buckeye Cruise, there are several other events that contribute to this total for the cancer fund. Papa John’s is a proud contributor and supporter of the fundraising throughout the year with their many promotions and donations.
For more information on the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer, visit http://www.buckeyecruise.com.