Buckeye Cruise for Cancer Raises $2.5 Million

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Hovenaut's picture

Outstanding.

It's great to be a Buckeye, and in on the fight against cancer. Well done to all.

I'm not around that much, running exhausted and lost...

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BeatTTUN's picture

Well done Buckeye Nation

Go Buckeyes
Beat Michigan
Beat Cancer

Go Buckeyes Beat Michigan

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brutus0717's picture

#BuckeyeNation!!

"We gotta go win this next game and make the State of Ohio proud!"-UFM

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SoulPatrol32's picture

Screw Cancer. Great showing Bucks!!

Just posting and hoping my comment isn’t deleted. 

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MiamiBuckeye's picture

Cancer is a nerd, never liked that guy.

"porque las estirpes condenadas a cien años de soledad no tenían una segunda oportunidad sobre la tierra."

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McGrind's picture

Maybe next year 11W Needs to send Grinder as a correspondent covering the event from the trenches....

If you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear.

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

This cruise is on my Bucket List.  

  My Father and Mother-in-law both went in February of 2014.  They were kind enough to wait in line to ask Archie (who was also kind enough) to sign a #45 hat. He did, and wrote a personal message dedicated to my sister who passed in Dec of 2013.  

  I spent a lot of time with her at The James and also at The Stephanie Spielman Center.  My whole family, like way too many others, got to see up close and very personal what the dividends are of these types of events. The facilities, people, care, and treatments are first class.  Behind the celebrity, the fun, the glitz and glamour, this cruise (and other events like it) produce real help and make a real difference in real people's lives.  That is something you can't put a number on.  

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

I Believe In Ohio State.

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tristategolfmom's picture

I am sitting in Fort Lauderdale waiting on a return flight after just getting off this cruise. It was my first and won't be my last.  So many of the athletes were so gracious with their time and talking to the cruisers. It was an awesome experience 

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NJPam's picture

I saw something on FB about Zeke being a bit of dick to fans. You hear anything like that? I sure hope not

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LoufromOSU's picture

A friend of mine who was on the boat said he was refusing to take pictures, wasn't engaging at all, and just didn't seem to get what the cause was for.  He hopes Zeke is never asked to come back. 

"Great moments are born from great opportunities."  - Herb Brooks

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buckeyeEddie27's picture

Sad to hear.  

I know there's a game Saturday, and my ass will be there.

I Believe In Ohio State.

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LoufromOSU's picture

I agree.  Disappointing to hear.  Everyone has a bad day but when the cruise itself is a fundraiser, you should know what you are getting into. 

"Great moments are born from great opportunities."  - Herb Brooks

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NJPam's picture

That sucks. Really was hoping that it wasn't true. 

Buckeye born and bred, Buckeye till I'm dead

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NJPam's picture

Players don't even pay for the cruise. You see guys like Bobby C, JJ Sullinger and Scoonie Penn who never stop, whether it's the events or just hanging out. Always approachable. I danced with JJ every night and got some big ass blisters on my feet. 

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NJPam's picture

The Buckeye C4C is a must on any Buckeye fans bucket list. Besides the obvious reason, to raise money, it is a blast. IMO, the ship wouldn't have to dock in exotic ports of call for it to be fun.. Being by the pool and watching the dance contests, belly flop contests or hanging out in the casino or one of the lounges is great. I'm super lazy so I don't sign up for the shore excursions, but there are so many for those who like that sort of thing. Just do it. 

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CharlieBuckeye's picture

This was my 10th BC4C and once again came at the right time. Just before the new year rang in we lost my cousin Jennifer Rakov to cancer. Earlier in the year my wife and I lost a very close friend, Sam Closkey to pancreatic cancer.

The cruise was able to achieve it's goal to raise funds for a special piece of equipment which will help those at The James diagnose cancer cells better. Because of the research and treatments people receive now - There were 400 cancer survivors who were on the cruise!!!!!

To all of the Buckeyes who coordinated events year round and whose proceeds allowed us to raise $2.5 million - words from this one Buckeye cannot express the thanks I have for each and everyone of you. We are a huge family who have united to beat cancer. It makes me proud each and every day to say I am a Buckeye!!!

Buckeye Nation can stand as one and raise their heads high as we help defeat cancer one cell at a time, to achieve new medications and treatments which are at the forefront of helping those we love live longer and survive year after year.

Thank you all very much!!!!!!

In memory of:

Charles A. Baker, Sr. (Dad), Ann O'Reilley Baker (Mom), Mary Katherine Feeney (Cousin), Diane Boyd (Wife's Best Friend) Sam Closkey (Friend) and Jennifer Rakov (Cousin) I think of you all each day and miss you with all of my heart - You are the reason for my being on every BC4C for the past 10 years and I will continue to be a part of the fight for as long as it takes!!!!

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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