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Princess Cruises Helps Fund Breast Cancer Research Grants

Cruise Line & Cruise Ship Princess Cruises January 11, 2012

The Princess Cruises Community Foundation and Susan G. Komen for the Cure have announced a three-year partnership for two research projects supporting the fight against breast cancer. One of the foundation-supported research grants, which will go to the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), will look at the molecular effects of the chemical BPA on breast cancer. The other, which will go to the Stanford University School of Medicine, will study breast stem cell differentiation.

The projects are funded by the Princess Cruises Community Foundation's On Deck for the Cure program, which is a 5K fundraising walk for passengers held during the course of every Princess cruise. Passengers who participate donate a minimum of $15 and receive a hat and a post-walk appreciation reception. At the same time, the foundation has been welcomed into the Komen Million Dollar Council for surpassing this donation milestone.