|American Cancer Society Holds Annual A Toast to Life Fundraiser Luncheon Aboard Holland America Line’s Eurodam in Seattle|
On Deck for a Cause partner raises funds during luncheon to fight cancer
Seattle, Wash., June 29, 2018 — Holland America Line hosted American Cancer Society’s annual A Toast to Life fundraiser luncheon Saturday, June 23, at the Port of Seattle aboard Eurodam.
The American Cancer Society is a partner of Holland America Line through its “On Deck for a Cause” onboard fundraising initiative where guests can participate in a walk around the deck on every cruise, helping to support cancer research. On Deck for a Cause benefits five international cancer organizations, including the American Cancer Society.
“Holland America Line is deeply committed to partnering with organizations like the American Cancer Society to help raise funds that will save lives and help eradicate cancer,” said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America Line. “Too many people have been affected by cancer, and through our partnerships and On Deck for a Cause program, hopefully one day soon we’ll be able to say we helped find a cure.”
During the luncheon on Eurodam, attendees were invited to a presentation in the ship’s main lounge where they heard about upcoming American Cancer Society initiatives and listened to a story from a cancer survivor.
On Deck for a Cause invites guests to participate in a noncompetitive 5k fundraising walk on all 500 sailings across the fleet of Holland America Line’s ships, with proceeds distributed among the American Cancer Society, Canadian Cancer Society, Cancer Council Australia, Cancer Research UK and KWF Kankerbestrijding (Dutch Cancer Society). Holland America Line guests and employees of the company have raised more than $5 million for cancer support through “On Deck” programming since it began in 2006.
“Holland America Line has become one of our most trusted community partners in the fight against cancer,” said Becca McMillan, senior director, corporate relations for the American Cancer Society of Washington. “Every year, Holland America raises funds and awareness and is fully engaged with us to eliminate cancer from the world. Then they give us a gift of a beautiful luncheon on one of their stunning cruise ships to help thank our volunteers and sponsors. We are truly grateful for their support.”
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