Seattle, Wash., Sept.
25, 2018 — Holland America Line hosted the "Survivor
Celebration" luncheon at the Port of Seattle Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018, aboard Eurodam for the Susan
G. Komen Puget Sound affiliate, one of the line's community partners.
"Susan G. Komen and Holland America Line have worked together for many years in
the fight against breast cancer, and this annual Survivor Celebration is a
chance to honor some truly inspirational women and men who have been impacted
by this terrible disease," said Orlando Ashford, president of Holland America
Line. "Cancer touches everyone in some way, and as a community partner we are
committed to doing everything we can to help find a cure."
After the luncheon for breast cancer survivors and their co-survivors,
attendees were invited to a special presentation in the ship's main show
lounge. The band A Different Animal entertained the group and invited the
pink-clad breast cancer survivors to dance and enjoy the moment.
A highlight of the afternoon was hearing inspiring remarks from Allison
Dvaladze, director, global strategy, partnerships and advocacy (WE CAN and
BCI2.5) at the University of Washington.
"Each year we look forward to celebrating our survivors with this amazing
luncheon aboard Holland America Line, and we are grateful to have community
partners that support us in such impactful ways," said David Richart, executive
director, Komen Puget Sound. "Susan G. Komen is not only about finding a
cure for breast cancer, but also making sure those with it and those who
survived it know that we stand with them, and we couldn't provide that care
without partners like Holland America Line."
About Susan G. Komen
for the Cure and Komen Puget Sound
The Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization was founded by Nancy G. Brinker
after her sister, Susan G. Komen, lost her battle with breast cancer. Komen for
the Cure is the global leader of the breast cancer movement, having invested
more than $2.2 billion in research and community programs since its
inception in 1982. Komen's promise is to save lives and end breast cancer
forever by empowering people, ensuring quality care for all and energizing science
to find the cures. Across the country, that promise is upheld by a network of
122 local affiliate offices.
In 1992, CJ Taylor and a group of community volunteers, all of whom shared a
vision of ending breast cancer forever, founded Komen Puget Sound. The first Susan
G. Komen Puget Sound Race for the Cure® was held in the fall of 1994 with 3,000
participants and raised $56,000. Following that first Race, Komen Puget Sound
awarded its first grants, totaling $42,000. To date, Komen Puget Sound
has provided more than $30 million in grant funds for mammograms, patient
treatment support and breast health education in Western Washington and has
contributed toward the more than $956 million invested globally in
research. For more information visit www.komenpugetsound.org.
Line Commitment to Community
Each year, Holland America Line hosts more than 25 shipboard charity luncheons
for nearly 5,000 guests in its home port cities. In addition, Holland America
Line and its corporate foundation's charitable-giving programs provide cash
sponsorships, in-kind donations, free- and reduced-fare cruise donations for
nonprofit fundraising events, donations of usable shipboard items around the
world, employee volunteerism and other philanthropic activities.
Photos are available here: https://www.cruiseimagelibrary.com/c/iakqlko6.
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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 113-day itineraries, the company's cruises visit all seven
continents, with highlights including Antarctica explorations, South America
circumnavigations, Cuba cruises and exotic Australia/New Zealand and Asia voyages;
four annual Grand Voyages; and popular sailings to the Caribbean, Alaska,
Mexico, Canada and New England, Europe and the Panama Canal. The line welcomed Koningsdam in 2016 and
has a second Pinnacle-class ship,
Nieuw Statendam, to
be delivered in December 2018. A third Pinnacle-class ship will be delivered in
The company is undergoing $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 through an exclusive partnership with O, The Oprah Magazine; during
an America's Test Kitchen show; at Explorations Café presented by The New York
Times; and by taking a 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, comprising world-famous chefs
who design dishes exclusively for our guests.