What Does It Mean To "Pay Forward"?

After beating Michigan in 1975, Woody was given an armful of roses as he entered the arrival gate, signifying our upcoming trip to the Rose Bowl. When he left the airport, the first place he went was to Riverside Hospital. He took all those roses and passed them out to patients who did not have any visitors that day. I guess it was his way of paying forward. He always said you could never pay back, yet you could always pay forward by helping someone in need. I'm sure those roses uplifted the dampened spirits of the people who received them." 

Lou Pietrini, from the book "What It Means to Be a Buckeye"

A Buckeye in Need - Rod Gerald
March 26, 2015

Buckeye50 has learned that former Ohio State quarterback Rod Gerald is in need of back surgery.  As Buckeye fans there are two ways you can help.  He can always use your prayers ...  skill for the doctors and Rod's recovery.  But he is also in need of money.  If you would like to help out a fund has been set up to help raise the necessary dollars, every donation can help.  Check out this link to see there site for more details if you would like to contribute.  If you get a chance be sure to drop him a line to show your support.

Bike Ride To Fight Cancer
August 5, 2014

Former Ohio State quarterback Craig Krenzel is trading in his football helmet for a bike helmet once again to ride in this year's Pelotonia event.  Pelotonia is a biking ride to raise money to fight cancer.  Please consider making a donation.  With your donation you can help him reach his goal.  Every dollar raised by Pelotonia and its riders goes directly to fund cancer research at The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute.

Click here to help Craig reach his goal to defeat cancer! 

Walk For March Of Dimes
March 26, 2013

Every day, thousands of babies are born too soon, too small and often very sick.

Cynthia Hill is an employee of Nationwide's Children's Hospital in Columbus, OH and a long time follower of Buckeye50.  She and her team are again walking in "March for Babies" because they want to help out. I know you care, too and that is why she is reaching out asking for you to support her efforts and this great cause. The money being raised goes to prematurity prevention programs and programs that give information and comfort to families with premature babies and babies in intensive care. Any amount is greatly appreciated and they are collecting donations until the day of the walk (April 29). 

Click here to help Cynthia's team reach their monetary goal! 

About the March of Dimes Mission 
Funds raised in March for Babies support research and programs that help moms have full-term pregnancies.  Across the country, they are helping moms take charge of their health, and supporting families when something goes wrong. The March of Dimes also acts globally: sharing best practices in perinatal health and helping improve birth outcomes where the needs are the most urgent. The March of Dimes are reaching moms with information on having full-term and healthy pregnancies. Professional education and medical resources on topics like premature birth and birth defects, are helping health care providers better support their patients. 

Save The Date: Troy Smith Scheduled For OSU-Michigan Dinner
August 30, 2012

Celebrate the history and excitement of Ohio State-Michigan football!

Once again the Central Ohio Diabetes Association will host Celebrities for Diabetes during the week of the Ohio State vs. Michigan football game on Tuesday, November 20th in the Archie M. Griffin Ballroom at the Ohio Union. This year’s event will include dinner, live and silent auctions, and the main program featuring a panel discussion about the game and rivalry with former players and coaches from Ohio State University and the University of Michigan. 


Join Team Buckeye For a Bike Ride - Help The Fight Against Cancer
July 2, 2012

Team Buckeye is celebrating with a special event at a uniquely Buckeye venue. We hope you can join us!

2012 Biking with Brutus
Thursday, August 2
4-6:30 p.m.
Ohio Stadium

You, one guest and your children are invited to attend Biking with Brutus, an exciting pre-Pelotonia event for Team Buckeye members and their families. The fun will include:

•A special program featuring Dr. Gee, Archie Griffin, Shelley Meyer and Dr. Caligiuri
•Team Buckeye rider jersey pick-up (free of charge to all Team Buckeye riders)
•Food/ Entertainment
•The Ohio State University cheerleaders and band members, Brutus and other Columbus mascots
•A chance to meet your fellow Team Buckeye members

Ride the 'Shoe with Brutus and Friends

•For children ages 16 and under only
•Short-distance bike rides by age groups on the track in Ohio Stadium
•Signed release forms are required for each child participating in the ride
•Release forms can be accessed via this link
•All riders must wear a helmet and closed-toe shoes and bring their own bike

Immediately following Biking with Brutus, Ohio State University Athletics will be showing the Disney® Pixar® movie Up on the field at Ohio Stadium.


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Help Cris Luchsinger Raise Money to Conquer Kids Cancers
March 2, 2012

Each year, 160,000 children are diagnosed with cancer worldwide. Cancer is the number one disease killer of children in the U.S. and Canada. Research saves lives

One of our website fans, Cris Luchsinger has been participating for several years.  Basically he has agree to get his head shaved in order to raise money for the St Baldrick's Foundation.  St. Baldricks has raised over $78MM in its short lifetime.  Its focus has remained the same: provide money to improve cancer treatments and find a cure for the forms of cancer that afflict children.  Their site lists many success stories. Since they rely heavily on grass roots campaigns and word-of-mouth, they keep administrative costs low.  This means that more of the fundraising dollars are used for the goal instead of expensive marketing materials.  Only 2% of the funds raised are retained for managing their non-profit organization.  16% of the funds are used for fundraising materials (t-shirts, banners, pins, forms, etc) and 82% is re-distributed for cancer research.  Bottom line - the money that you generously donate is put to good use.

Click here to see  how Cris reached his goal of $2500
Click here to go to the St Baldricks web site.

About the St. Baldrick’s Foundation 
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity committed to funding the most promising research to find cures for childhood cancers and give survivors long and healthy lives. The Foundation funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization except the U.S. government. St. Baldrick’s funds are granted to some of the most brilliant childhood cancer research experts in the world and to younger professionals who will be the experts of tomorrow. Funds awarded also enable hundreds of local institutions to participate in national pediatric cancer clinical trials, a child’s best hope for a cure. Since the Foundation’s first grants as an independent charity in 2005, St. Baldrick’s has funded more than $78 million in childhood cancer research. For more information about the St. Baldrick’s Foundation please call 1.888.899.BALD or visit StBaldricks.org.