Month-long October event supports Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Seattle, Wash., Oct.
10, 2016 — Holland America Group Chief Executive
Officer Stein Kruse, Holland America Line President Orlando Ashford and
Seabourn President Richard D. Meadows are joining a distinguished group of
Seattle community leaders for America Cancer Society's "Real Men Wear Pink" event
during the month of October.
In addition to raising
funds and awareness, the campaign asks the participants to wear pink or "pink
out" their organization every day in October, which is National Breast Cancer
Awareness Month. More information can be found at MakingStridesWalk.org/RealMenSeattleWA.
are honored to be among an incredible group of male leaders in the Seattle
community who were invited to join the fight against breast cancer in such a
unique and effective campaign," said Kruse. "Sadly, breast cancer is a disease
that affects nearly everyone in some way so it is a privilege to participate in
‘Real Men Wear Pink.' Events like this give us hope that one day soon we will
live in a world without cancer."
Cancer Society is one
of six international cancer organizations that are supported by Holland America
Line's "On Deck for a Cause" shipboard giving program, also including the Canadian
Cancer Society, Cancer Council Australia, Cancer Research UK, Deutsche Krebshilfe
(German Cancer Aid) and KWF Kankerbestrijding (Dutch Cancer Society).
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
walks are the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation,
uniting communities with a shared determination to help free the world from the
pain and suffering of breast cancer. Walk participants raise critical funds
that enable the American Cancer Society to underwrite innovative research, provide
free information and support to anyone touched by breast cancer, and help
people reduce their breast cancer risk or diagnose it early when it's most
American Cancer Society (ACS) is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health
organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. In
Washington state, ACS has offices in Seattle, Tacoma and Everett. Last year,
the ACS of Washington funded 24 of the best and brightest Washington
researchers (including the University of Washington and Fred Hutchinson Cancer
Research Center) conducting groundbreaking cancer research. More than 12,800 Washington
residents received assistance in 2015 and 3,793 received breast and colon
cancer screenings through ACS's CHANGE Grant program. For more information,
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About Holland America Line [a division of
Carnival Corporation and plc (NYSE: CCL
Holland America Line's fleet
of 14 ships offers more than 500 cruises to more than 400 ports in 98
countries, territories or dependencies around the world. From shorter getaways
to 115-day itineraries, the company's cruises visit all seven continents with highlights
including Antarctica explorations, South America circumnavigations and exotic
Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages; four annual Grand Voyages; and popular
sailings to the Caribbean, Alaska, Mexico, Canada/New England, Bermuda, Europe
and the Panama Canal. The line currently has a new 2,650-guest ship, ms
Koningsdam, delivered in April 2016, as well as a second Pinnacle Class
ship, ms Nieuw Statendam, due for
delivery in November 2018.
The company recently announced
$300 million in brand enhancements to secure its position as the leader in
premium cruising. Fleetwide, the ships feature innovative initiatives and a
diverse range of enriching experiences focused on destination immersion and
personalized travel. Guests can expand their knowledge on board at an America's
Test Kitchen shipboard culinary show, Explorations Café, powered by The New
York Times, and Digital Workshop powered by Windows. Outstanding entertainment
fills each evening at venues including Lincoln Center Stage, Billboard Onboard
and B.B. King's Blues Club. The dining experience can be savored at a variety
of restaurants with menus that feature selections from Holland America Line's
esteemed Culinary Council that comprises world-famous chefs who design dishes
exclusively for guests.