On Deck for the Cure - With Holland America Line

Holland America Line is taking the fight against breast cancer to the high seas through On Deck for the Cure, a 5k fundraising walk on each cruise. The walks, which take place on each of Holland America Line's 500 cruises annually in every part of the globe, has raised over $1 million for Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

On every sailing, guests are invited to register for the onboard walk, which takes place on a day that the ship is at sea. Guests donate $15 or more to participate. The funds go to the Holland America Line Foundation, which distributes $11.25 of each registration (plus any additional gifts) to Susan G. Komen for the Cure. (The remaining $3.75 of each $15 covers administrative costs incurred by The Holland America Line Foundation in connection with the On Deck for the Cure program, including the wristband and tshirt that each participant receives.)

"This partnership is the first of its kind in the cruise industry and one of the best ways that Holland America Line and our guests can collectively combine resources to support a great organization and an extremely worthy cause," says Stein Kruse, president and chief executive officer of Holland America Line.

On the 15 ships of the Holland America Line fleet, a 5k walk is 9 to 12 laps around the deck. Guests get exercise and a great walk in the fresh sea air while helping others at the same time.


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