The Queen Mary Honors Breast Cancer Heroes

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Submit your stories for a chance to be “Princess for a Day”

The Queen Mary, in coordination with Pink Ribbons Crusade and City of Hope, honors exemplary breast cancer heroes with a campaign to share their stories of survival and hope. In gratitude, five submissions will receive an unforgettable experience aboard.

Through October 31st, breast cancer stories can be submitted to The Queen Mary at Four submissions will be honored as “Princess for a Day.” Honoree plus a guest will enjoy a day of royal treatment, consisting of a guided tour of Diana: Legacy of a Princess, Tea service and Champagne, 60-minute Spa Service, full access to the ship and a commemorative photograph.

In addition, one honoree will be selected as “Princess for a Weekend” which includes a 2-night stay, Dinner at Sir Winston’s, Sunday Champagne Brunch, 60-minute Spa Service, a guided tour of Diana: Legacy of a Princess, Tea Service and Champagne, unlimited ship tours and a commemorative photograph.

The Director of Entertainment Events at the Queen Mary, Steve Sheldon, is “confident that this program will help to further raise awareness and provide inspiration by sharing the stories of women in our own community who have in some way demonstrated strength, determination and courage in fighting this terrible disease.”

Breast Cancer support is at the core of the exhibit Diana: Legacy of a Princess on display at The Queen Mary. A stunning collection of gowns, personal accessories, photographs, heirlooms and other cherished memorabilia associated with Princess Diana and the Royal Family pays tribute to Diana’s life and gives back to her dedicated cause. A portion of the proceeds generated by this exhibit will support breast cancer research, treatment and education at City of Hope.

Stories can be submitted at or email questions to BCStories(at)

About the Queen Mary        
Located in the Port of Long Beach, the Queen Mary features a rich maritime history, authentic Art Deco décor, and stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Long Beach city skyline. At the time of her maiden voyage in May of 1936, she was considered the grandest ocean liner ever built. The Queen Mary features award-winning restaurants, historical attractions, numerous special event salons and 314 staterooms. The Diana: Legacy of a Princess exhibition will be showcased in a specially-designed 9,000 square foot gallery on the ship’s Sun Deck.

About Pink Ribbons
Founded by Suzanne and Jess King in 2000, Pink Ribbons Crusade is an all-volunteer charity that uses its time and talents to help in the fight against breast cancer. They assembled Princess Diana memorabilia, including the eight Diana Dresses that Ms. King owned, into a commemorative royal exhibit. Their Diana, Princess of Wales: Dresses for a Cause has traveled extensively raising funds for breast cancer.

About City of Hope
City of Hope is a leading research, treatment and education center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest honor bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope’s research and treatment protocols advance care throughout the nation. It is based in Southern California and is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. For more information, visit


Johanna Felix            
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Chris Wilmoth
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