On Deck for a Cause

February 9, 2017 Paul Groves

Day 36 of 111. Sea Day in the Northern Pacific

It is rather a grey day and while the sea is not totally flat, the travel seems fairly smooth. Today, there is a cancer fund-raising walk called “On Deck for a Cause” which occurs on all Holland America Ships. Since this began, the line has been able to raise $5 million dollars for cancer research. The funds go to six different international cancer organizations. This is a non-competitive 5K walk (11 laps around the ship).

There is also a travel photo competition onboard. Ron and I each entered five photos. There is a small entry fee and you get to keep the 8 x 10 photo that they print for the judging. There are categories such as People, Landscape, Nature and Architecture. It is just for fun, but we could win a photo album or some other small prize if the most people vote for our photos.