Seatrade Cruise News is part of the Informa Markets Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Michael Nalley/HAL
Passengers participate in a 5k fundraising walk around the deck

HAL 'On Deck' events tally more than $4.3m for cancer fight

Holland America Line said passengers and employees have raised more than $4.3m to fight cancer through 'On Deck' programming that began in 2006. Currently, the 'On Deck for a Cause' program benefits six international cancer organizations in the US, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Germany and UK.

On Deck for a Cause invites cruisers to participate in a noncompetitive 5k fundraising walk on every sailing, with proceeds 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).

Passengers of all ages are invited to donate $20 to the Holland America Line Foundation. On a day at sea, participants join in a 5k walk around the ship’s decks. They may walk less or not at all, as they wish. Participants receive an On Deck for a Cause T-shirt, wristband and a reception following the walk. Depending on the ship, the distance to reach 5k ranges from nine to 12 laps.

Hide comments
account-default-image

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish