Holland America Line Raises $4.3 Million For Cancer Support
To date, the guests and employees of Holland America Line have raised more than $4.3 million for cancer support through On Deck programming that began in 2006. Currently, the On Deck for a Cause program benefits 6 international cancer organizations located in the United States, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Germany and United Kingdom.
The initiative invites guests to participate in a noncompetitive 5k fundraising walk on every sailing aboard each of the line’s 15 ships. Proceeds are distributed among the American Cancer Society, Canadian Cancer Society, Cancer Council Australia, Cancer Research UK, Deutsche Krebshilfe (German Cancer Aid) and KWF Kankerbestrijding (Dutch Cancer Society).
In 2015, more than 500 On Deck for a Cause events will be held across the Holland America Line fleet, with walks taking place globally on cruises to the Mediterranean, Caribbean, South Pacific, Alaska’s Inside Passage, Mexico, Asia, the Baltic, Australia, New Zealand, Antarctica and South America.