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Holland America Line Helps American Cancer Society Celebrate 100 Years

From left: Erin Feller, American Cancer Society; Lisa Meindl, American Cancer Society; Dr. John Chevillet, American Cancer Society Research Grantee; David Rogers, American Cancer Society; Mary Beth Wressell, vice president of marketing communications for Holland America Line; Jonathan Hensley, Regence BlueShield of Washington; Chuck DeGooyer, American Cancer Society; Pamela Baade, manager of corporate giving for Holland America Line, and Mark Wright, KING 5 Morning News.

From left: Erin Feller, American Cancer Society; Lisa Meindl, American Cancer Society; Dr. John Chevillet, American Cancer Society Research Grantee; David Rogers, American Cancer Society; Mary Beth Wressell, vice president of marketing communications for Holland America Line; Jonathan Hensley, Regence BlueShield of Washington; Chuck DeGooyer, American Cancer Society; Pamela Baade, manager of corporate giving for Holland America Line, and Mark Wright, KING 5 Morning News.

This past weekend we hosted a celebratory luncheon aboard Westerdam at the Port of Seattle in honor of the American Cancer Society’s 100th birthday. The event was held with the Puget Sound chapter of the organization.

“We were honored to host this milestone luncheon for the American Cancer Society,” said Stein Kruse, president and CEO of Holland America Line. “Having entered into a more comprehensive partnership with the American Cancer Society this year, we’re proud to support an organization that touches so many lives around the world.”

Kruse is a member of the American Cancer Society’s “CEOs Against Cancer” program, and we raise funds through our “On Deck for a Cause” shipboard giving program that benefits six international cancer organizations, including the American Cancer Society.

“We thank Holland America Line for supporting our organization and generously hosting this celebration lunch,” said Chuck DeGooyer, executive vice president of the American Cancer Society. “Thanks to the generosity of companies like Holland America Line and partnerships like ‘On Deck for a Cause,’ together we are creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays.”

American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. Headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., the society has 11 geographic divisions, more than 900 local offices nationwide and a presence in more than 5,100 communities. Its mission is to prevent cancer, save lives and diminish suffering from cancer through research, education, advocacy and service.

The American Cancer Society works toward those goals by helping people stay well, helping people get well, by finding cures and by fighting back. For more information, visit www.cancer.org.

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