Why We're Crossing - August 2021!
The act of crossing has significant importance to LifeFlight. It represents traveling across the state of Maine to provide critical care to those who need it. These critically ill and injured patients are in our local community hospitals, in Maine’s forests and on Maine’s lakes, coast and islands.
Choose your own crossing. Swim, paddle, bike, hike, run, sail, jump, it's up to you! Track your activities for the month of August, take pictures, record on our custom tracker website and share with friends and family. Start your fundraising now, meet your goals by September 30, earn a special, Maine travel themed incentive package.
At LifeFlight, we believe that everyone in Maine has the right to lifesaving critical care, and we know that every minute counts. With more than one million people spread across a vast state, providing critical care transport is an expensive proposition. When we all work together, however, we can bridge the miles to save lives. Join now and support LifeFlight of Maine and help us "Complete the Fleet" with the purchase of the third critical helicopter in our fleet.
Thank you to the more than 250 participants who swam, paddled, hiked, biked, ran, rowed and sailed their way across Maine and beyond in 2020 raising more than $300,000 to support LifeFlight! We look forward to having you back this year.
Remote Crossings Continue in 2021
Although we have begun to see a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel with the vaccine roll out, we may face unknowns before it’s over. As a frontline organization, LifeFlight sees the effects of and the continuing risks posed by the pandemic every day. For these reasons, the planning team has decided to build on the success of last year's reimagined Cross For LifeFlight and hold a self-directed event again in 2021. Although we won't be hosting an in-person event this year, we are hopeful and optimistic that we will have an opportunity to gather once again as a community with our friends and supporters on Islesboro in 2022.
We’ll be expanding on what we started in 2020 with hundreds of individual and team crossings taking place across Maine and beyond. Through our digital and social platforms we will stay connected and build a community of crossers—swimmers, paddlers, bikers, hikers, runners, rowers, sailors and more—who all have one thing in common: support and love for LifeFlight.
We are expanding the time frame of the event, you will have the entire month of August to complete your crossings. We’ll be offering improved fundraising tools and ideas, and we’re hard at work upgrading the infamous crossing tracker to make it easier to use. It promises to be an exciting August!