World's largest leisure
travel company and its flagship brand, Carnival Cruise Line, surpass goal and become
second-largest U.S. Corporate Relay For Life donor with 2017 contribution
MIAMI (Oct. 16, 2017) — Carnival Foundation, the charitable arm of Carnival Corporation & plc (NYSE/LSE:
CCL; NYSE: CUK), the world's largest leisure travel company, held its
second Relay For Life fundraiser Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, for American Cancer
event surpassed Carnival Foundation's goal and raised more than $235,000 through
individual employee fundraising and a donation from the foundation. Carnival
Corporation Chairman Micky Arison and his wife Madeleine donated an additional
$100,000 to the campaign through the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family
event was attended by Carnival Corporation Chief Executive Officer Arnold
Donald, Carnival Cruise Line Chief Operating Officer Gus Antorcha and American
Cancer Society Chief Executive Officer Gary Reedy. Carnival Cruise Line Brand
Ambassador John Heald served as event host, and Carnival Cruise Line Senior
Vice President Terry Thornton was the keynote Survivor Speaker representing
everyone is touched by cancer in some way, whether it's personally or through a
family member, friend or colleague, so it is a very worthy cause to help organizations
like American Cancer Society raise the funds to fight this important fight," said
Linda Coll, executive director of the Carnival Foundation. "Our employees
showed incredible dedication to Relay For Life these past few months, and we are
proud to have exceeded our fundraising goal. We sincerely appreciate the
collective efforts and everyone who came out to support our event."
company's Relay For Life, participants from teams made up of employees from
Carnival Cruise Line and Carnival Corporation took turns walking around the "track"
outside of its headquarters in Doral, Fla., from noon to 7 p.m. The teams, each
named after a different cruise destination, raised funds in the months leading
up to the event.
ceremony was a high-energy kickoff that celebrated the lives of those who have
battled cancer, inspired hope and served as a reminder that fighting cancer is
a year-round priority. Employee cancer survivors at the event were invited to take
the first lap around the track to celebrate their recovery.
an energetic vibe to Relay for Life, signature shipboard experiences from
Carnival Cruise Line were brought ashore and entertained those who walked
during the event, including Seuss-a-Palooza Parade, and versions of the popular
Lip Sync Battle and the Love & Marriage game.
Life ended with an emotional Luminaria Ceremony that served as a time to
remember people who succumbed to cancer, to support people who currently have
cancer and to honor people who have fought cancer. Employees wrote the names of
those who have fought or are currently fighting the battle against
cancer on special bags, and the bags
were illuminated to shine with hope for a cancer-free world.
About American Cancer
Society's Relay for Life
The Relay for Life movement
is the world's largest fundraising event to fight cancer, and last year drew
more than 3.7 million participants at 4,500 events worldwide. Funds raised at
the relays enable American Cancer Society to help people facing the disease
today, educate people about how to reduce their risk for cancer or detect it
early, and underwrite groundbreaking cancer research.
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the American Cancer Society:
The American Cancer Society is a global
grassroots force of 2 million volunteers saving lives in every community. As
the largest voluntary health organization, the Society's efforts have
contributed to a 25 percent decline in the cancer death rate in the U.S. since
1991, driven by less smoking, better treatments, and earlier detection. We're
finding cures as the nation's largest private, not-for-profit investor in
cancer research, ensuring people facing cancer have the help they need and
continuing the fight for access to quality health care, lifesaving screenings
and more. For more information, to get help, or to join the fight, call us
anytime, day or night, at (800) 227-2345 or visit cancer.org.
About Carnival Foundation
Foundation is dedicated to creating positive change through empowering youth,
enhancing education and strengthening families in the communities where
Carnival Corporation employees live and work. Through monetary and in-kind
donations, innovative philanthropic programs, employee fundraisers and hands-on
volunteer initiatives, the foundation supports hundreds of organizations
annually with primary funding focused in the areas of the arts, human needs,
education and health.
Foundation partners include National YoungArts Foundation, New World Symphony,
Florida International University, Buoniconti Fund to Cure Paralysis, Best
Buddies International, The Nature Conservancy, Dress for Success Worldwide,
United Negro College Fund, Hispanic Scholarship Fund and Feeding South Florida.
Its website is www.carnivalfoundation.com.
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