Buckeye Cruise for Cancer Breaks Record, Raises $1.5 Million

By Jason Priestas on February 25, 2014 at 5:26p
You now want that Toledo shirt, residents of the 419.

Billy Brewster, Zach Boren, Dane Sanzenbacher and Michael Brewster (@BuckeyeCruise photo)

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The Buckeye Cruise for Cancer, brainchild of Lisa Cisco and Chris Quinn of Travel Partners of Dublin and Chris Spielman and his late wife, Stefanie, is at sea right now with more than 2,300 Ohio State fans mixing it up on Royal Caribbean's Brilliance of the Seas with 30 former Buckeye greats.

Kirk Herbstreit, James Laurinaitis, Malcolm Jenkins, Tom Cousineau, Robert Smith and Scoonie Penn are just a few of the former players cruising with fans.

Oh, and here's J.J. Sullinger belly-flopping on the masses:

JJ flopping is great and all, but the real mission of the cruise is to raise money for cancer research, specifically, the Urban & Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research. Today, the cruise announced it had shattered its one-year record, raising $1.5 million.

For context, the event had pulled in approximately $2.5 million in its first six years. [not-bad.gif]

“I can’t thank Lisa and her team enough, and the hundreds of volunteers who work so hard and are so dedicated to making this cruise such a rewarding experience,” Urban Meyer said. “The cruise would not be possible without the nonstop work of her team and the volunteers. They are always eager to assist…always eager to go.

“And I also send special thanks to the many former Buckeyes like Archie Griffin, Kirk Herbstreit, Eddie George, Joey Galloway and A.J. Hawk, the great medical doctors from the James who take part and the legions of fans from Buckeye Nation who generously donate.”

If you've made one of these, good on you. If you haven't, you now have another addition to your bucket list. The dates for the 2015 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer are expected to be announced in late March.

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Johnny-Shane_Utah-Falco's picture

Lol at the older gentleman's reaction, (the guy with his arms crossed, sunglasses on, sitting on the side of the pool beside the lady in the black 1-piece)

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BuckeyeB9B82501's picture

I saw them too and it was a funny sight lol I had lost my mother to this terrible disease when I was 11 in1991; she was only 38. It took me many years just to be able to talk about it. I've lost many family members to cancer; just recently my grandfather. Its an awful disease and it not only hurt the person but everyone around them too. This is a truly gr8 thing that all these people are doing to try to getmore research and try to find a cure for this terrible disease. Its still hard for me to openly talk about my mother and im 34 years old. All of these activities are truly gr8 and all the gr8 people involved are blessed. There is always hope and through these kinds of activities we can hope for the cure. Your a good guy Shane and mean very well. Glad that our earlier discussion didnt make you too upset and leave this gr8 11Ws site. Its truly the best Buckeye site ever. But +1 for you to get ya back closer to 100 lol but we all need to help out in some way to fight and find a cure. Im proud to be a Buckeye. GO BUCKS!!!!!!! AND CANCER SUCKS

Buckeye Dynasty starts in 2014 baby !!!!!! GO BUCKS !!!!!!!! O - H - I - O

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Johnny-Shane_Utah-Falco's picture

Thank you, BUCKEYEB9B82501

God bless you...

I will keep you in my prayers

BuckeyeB9B82501's picture

Same to you. Always be safe we will talk more in future posts. But god bless and be safe GO BUCKS!!!!

Buckeye Dynasty starts in 2014 baby !!!!!! GO BUCKS !!!!!!!! O - H - I - O

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Poison nuts's picture

I've been dying to go on one of these for a while now...wondering if anyone's been & what kind of time they had?

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

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Normal Buck's picture

I went last year, and it was awesome!  We took this year off, but are planning to go again next year.  It's cool hanging out with all the former players, but the most enjoyable part of it for me was all the fantastic people I met on the cruise.

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Poison nuts's picture

Thanks for the answer NB - I looked into going for 2 years now & keep coming up with a reason not to, but I think this will be the year I do it...

"Death created time to grow the things that it would kill" - Detective Rustin Cohle.

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CharlieBuckeye's picture

Poison Nuts- 7 years straight and it never gets old. Raising money for a great cause, meeting new people and renewing friendships from past cruises.

You have to go if you can.

GO BUCKEYES!!!

"To have a great life simply follow this rule:  Do not bring undo conflict into your life..."
Charlie Baker - OSU - 1986

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Arizona_Buckeye's picture

Awesome!!!  The former Buckeye player's list is impressive and it is fantastic to see them donating their time and effort for such a great cause!!!

The best thing about Pastafarianism? It is not only acceptable, but advisable, to be heavily sauced

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MN Buckeye's picture

All for a great cause! My mother has been fighting cancer for two years now, and my mother-in-law was just diagnosed with cancer last week. No way I can do this cruise during the academic year, but I thank everyone that goes and supports this cause.

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Seattle Linga's picture

MN - sorry to hear about the illness in the family - prayers lifted your way - stay strong brother and stay close with your family.

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CharlieBuckeye's picture

This is year 7 for my wife and I - Could not be prouder to call myself a Buckeye!!!! What a great cause and we will continue to go until cancer has been beaten down like Ichigan!

GO BUCKEYES!!!!!

"To have a great life simply follow this rule:  Do not bring undo conflict into your life..."
Charlie Baker - OSU - 1986

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BuckeyeLaw's picture

What a great trip. My friends go every year and I hope to join them someday. Also, love Dane's shirt in the picture - always reppin' Toledo!

OSU 2011 - Toledo Law 2014

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buckeyedude's picture

I met Dane at a Toledo Walleye hockey game right after he graduated. Such a nice young man and a great ambassador for the university!

 

 

 

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Chief B1G Dump's picture

Big ups to Dane and the Toledo tee!

osubuckeye4life's picture

Such a great cause! Prayers out to anyone that is fighting this horrible disease. 

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UrbanPirate's picture

Dane lookin goooooood!

Just... Go Bucks.

    

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buckeyedude's picture

I lost my father to lung cancer in 1991. If I were to go on a specialty cruise, this would be the one. Could you imagine rubbing shoulders with all of these Buckeye greats?!!!!! That would be so cool.

 

 

Barnsey69's picture

My Father-In-Law goes every year and has a great time. Awesome to see such great support from Buckeye Nation for such a great cause...giving the Big-C a good ol' wood-shed beat down. I hope to go as soon as I get some of these kids out of the house and create some mythical and fabled disposable income.

Go Bucks!

Thank the Maker that I was born in Ohio, cradle of coaches, US Presidents, confederate-stomping Generals, and home of The Ohio State University Football Buckeyes!

buckeye56's picture

I went in 2009 and 2010 and while it was fun (except getting seated with Buckeyeman at dinner one night) I'm not sure I'd do it again. Thats not to say I didn't have a great time while I was there, however.

cronimi's picture

Having to share a meal with Buckeyeman (or is it Buck-I-man?) can do that to you. Who would want to relive such a tragic event??

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amk1616's picture

2nd year in a row on the cruise.  Had a blast!

el duderino's picture

I'm still waiting on the Buckeye Cruise against Cancer.

Personally, I think it's a little vulgar to have a cruise for cancer.

"This is a very complicated case: a lot of ins, lot of outs, lot of what-have-yous."