Cancer took one on the chin this week.
On its 13th voyage, the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer raised over $4 million for cancer research, shattering the cruise's previous record of $3.25 million raised last year.
The official number has yet to be released, but it looks like this year's total will come in around $4.25 million, surpassing last year's record number by about $1 million. This marks another year of continued growth for the anti-cancer campaign as the cruise's record total in 2014 was just $1.5 million.
Attendees of the 2020 edition of the cruise were treated to an A-list group of Buckeye headliners for Ohio State fans to mingle with and hear from, including Urban Meyer, J.T. Barrett, Kirk Herbstreit, Ezekiel Elliott, Terry McLaurin, and Raekwon McMillan. Buckeye fans were also treated to a concert by Darius Rucker on Thursday night.
All 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.
The 13th-annual anti-cancer voyage comes to a close on Friday as the ship returns to port in Miami.