Benefit to help family of boy with cancer

Family – Cancer. Those two words should never go together in a sentence, but unfortunately they do everyday for families. Saturday, Aug. 25, from 6 to 9 p.m., will be the 3rd Buckeye Bob’s Cruisin’ for a Cure benefit.

Each year, the three hour dinner cruise aboard The Valley Gem Sternwheeler helps local families who are enduring the effects of pediatric cancer. That’s right, the money stays local and helps a family in our own community. Familiar faces, names you know, people you know.

This year the benefit will be held for Eli Clark. Eli was diagnosed in January of 2017 with a very rare, very aggressive form of brain cancer. Treatments and surgeries ensued for several months and finally the family was told there was nothing more medically to do. At the age of 14, Eli is not ready to give up and is still fighting today.

Now we do our part and ask you to join us. At $75 per person you will enjoy an evening of food catered by Brutus & Company, music and live auction. Of course what would a Buckeye Cruise be without former Ohio State Buckeyes aboard! Come meet several including Rose Bowl MVP Cornelius Green, Jimmie Bell, Nate Oliver, Jamal Luke, and Dimetrious Stanley, along with Nic Buonamici and historian Jack Park.

If one evening is not enough for you there is a question and answer session with the athletes on Friday, Aug. 24, from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at the Adelphia for $25 per person. Again the proceeds will be going to the Clark family.

Don’t let this opportunity to help a local family pass you by. Tickets for the events are sold online at or may be purchased by contacting Buckeye Bob (Bob Kyer) at 740-350-1157.

Eli is still fighting. Be someone who fights for him too.

Bob Kyer