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November 10, 2016:
COLUMBUS, Ohio (November 10, 2016) — The Buckeye Cruise For Cancer, the Bahama Roadmasters and M3S Sports will partner to present a 3-mile run / walk on Tuesday, Feb. 28 to benefit the Urban & Shelley Meyer Fund For Cancer Research.
The “Finish In The Bahamas Run / Walk Presented Byers Dublin Subaru” will be held in Nassau, Bahamas at approximately 10am on Tuesday, Feb. 28 when the 10th Annual Buckeye Cruise For Cancer docks in the Bahamas for the day. The event will feature 3-mile and 1-mile options.
The 2017 Buckeye Cruise For Cancer will sail Feb. 25–March 7 out of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
More than 1,000 runners and walkers are expected to participate in the event, with more than 500 of the participants being passengers on the Buckeye Cruise For Cancer. A similar event in Labadee, Haiti in February 2016 featured more than 400 runners and walkers, all passengers from the Buckeye Cruise For Cancer.
This year’s event will be open to Buckeye Cruise For Cancer and residents and visitors to Nassau, Bahamas. Bahamas Roadmasters will promote the event to its membership, the local running and walking community and to island visitors.
All proceeds benefit the Buckeye Cruise For Cancer and the Urban & Shelley Meyer Fund For Cancer Research, a general cancer research support fund dedicated to advancing cancer research at Ohio State’s Comprehensive Cancer Center — Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute. The Meyers established the fund in 2013 to help recruit faculty to the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Center.
Shelley Meyer, a fitness enthusiast and the First Lady of Ohio State Football, will again serve as the Honorary Race Director of the “Finish On The Cruise Run / Walk.” Buckeye Greats including Craig Krenzel, Ryan Miller, Anthony Schlegel and Justin Zwick are expected to participate.
“We look forward to being a part of the winning team in the fight against cancer again once again when we host the 10th Annual Buckeye Cruise For Cancer,” said Lisa Cisco, founder of the Buckeye Cruise For Cancer. “It is a powerful feeling of hope when Buckeye Nation unites for a common cause… together we can make a difference!”
“We are honored to partner with the Buckeye Cruise for Cancer and Bahamas Roadmasters to produce this exciting event that will celebrate fitness and help fight cancer,” said David Babner, race director for M3S Sports. “We look forward to seeing Buckeye Nation take over downtown Nassau.”
Visit www.m3ssports.com for more information and to register for the “Finish In The Bahamas Run / Walk.”
The Buckeye Cruise for Cancer unites Buckeye fans together in the tradition of team spirit to raise funds and awareness for cancer research. Funds raised onboard The Buckeye Cruise for Cancer benefit the Urban and Shelley Meyer Fund for Cancer Research at Ohio State University’s Comprehensive Cancer Center – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute. The 2016 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer raised nearly $2 million and has brought the total funds raised to more than $10 million. Lisa Cisco founded The Buckeye Cruise for Cancer was founded in 2007 with the motto: “Together we can make a difference.” The 2017 Buckeye Cruise for Cancer will sail February 25-March 2, 2017. Visit www.buckeyecruise.com for more information.
M3S Sports is a sports marketing firm based in Columbus, Ohio dedicated to celebrating a healthy active lifestyle. M3S Sports celebrates over 50,000 participants a year in over 14 major running and walking events in Central Ohio. Visit www.m3ssports.com for more information.