The Buckeye Cruise for Cancer continued its assault on cancer this year, raising a record-smashing $3.25 million for cancer research.
The 2019 version of the annual anti-cancer campaign topped last year's record of $3 million by a whopping $250,000, the school announced during Ohio State's basketball game against Wisconsin.
Announced here at halftime: This year's Buckeye Cruise for Cancer officially raised $3.25 million for cancer research.— Dan Hope (@Dan_Hope) March 10, 2019
The event continues to grow in contributions every year. For example, the 2014 edition of the cruise raised $1.5 million. Now, five years later, the annual contribution was more than double.
Proceeds from the cruise benefit the Urban & Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research and The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - Arthur G. James Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.