Queen Mary offers ‘Princess for a Day’ initiative during October

Breast cancer awareness month is the time to educate, fundraise and make everyone more conscious of the many lives touched by the disease. Among the millions of women affected by breast cancer, there are many stories to be told. During the month of October, the Queen Mary has partnered with two cancer organizations, Pink Ribbons Crusade and City of Hope, to offer a special breast cancer awareness initiative. The Queen Mary invites everyone affected by the disease to share their stories of encouragement, inspiration, strength and hope for the special opportunity of becoming “Princess” aboard the ship and receiving the royal treatment.

The Queen Mary, Pink Ribbons Crusade and City of Hope will honor one submission weekly in October until the 31st for four total “Princesses for a Day.” An additional “Princess for a Weekend” will be chosen by November 14th for a weekend experience aboard the ship.

“We are very excited to partner with Pink Ribbons Crusade in supporting the incredible breast cancer prevention and awareness programs offered by City of Hope. Together, and with the help of those who attend the ‘Diana: Legacy of a Princess’ exhibition aboard the Queen Mary, we hope to have a positive impact on the lives of those suffering from or impacted by breast cancer in Southern California […] Our intent is to raise awareness and support prevention efforts in the fight against this terrible disease, which impacts to many women in our community,” said Steve Sheldon, Queen Mary director of entertainment events.

The “Princess for a Day” and one guest of their choice will receive full access to the ship, a guided tour of “Diana: Legacy of a Princess” with tea service and champagne, a 60-minute spa service and a professional photo to be posted on the Queen Mary’s social media platforms.

The “Princess for a Weekend” and one guest of their choice will receive a two-night stay aboard the ship, dinner at Sir Winston’s, Sunday champagne brunch, a guided tour of “Diana: Legacy of a Princess” with tea service and champagne, a 60-minute spa service, unlimited ship tours and a professional photo as well.

The Queen Mary wants to hear the stories of anyone affected by the disease, including women newly diagnosed, women battling the disease for an extended amount of time, a cancer center nurse, a woman in remission or a friend or family member providing daily support. People may submit nominations for themselves.

“We hope that this campaign will raise awareness and provide hope for those whose lives have been touched in some way by this terrible disease, which affects not only the lives of its victims, but also their loved ones,” Sheldon said.

Stories should be submitted by October 31 online at or by sending an email to

To learn more about the Queen Mary, Pink Ribbons Crusade, City of Hope and the submission process, visit

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