IX2018 was a stunning success! Our swimmers, paddlers, and volunteers raised more than $500,000!
We've set our sights on $600,000 for IX2019. Join us on Sunday, August 18 for another incredible event!
Now in its seventh year, the Islesboro Crossing attracts swimmers from across the country to raise funds for LifeFlight of Maine, a nonprofit organization and the state's only emergency medical helicopter service.
This 5K swim across West Penobscot Bay from Point Lookout Resort on the mainland to the island community of Islesboro illustrates the challenge of providing emergency medical care to Maine's remote communities, including those bound by water.
With a heartwarming spirit, inspiring stories and a hero's welcome on Islesboro, it's easy to understand why this event has grown by leaps and bounds since its inception. A dinner for swimmers the night before, food and drink at the finish, great swag, excellent fundraising incentives, and other perks round out this first class event.
Registration for those who participated in IX2018 opens February 1st, and February 15th for the general public.
Swimmers, paddlers and volunteers join forces each year to raise funds for Maine's only emergency medical helicopter service. An open water swim across Penobscot Bay, the Islesboro Crossing attracts swimmers from across the country to raise funds for LifeFlight of Maine, a nonprofit organization. Whether you're swimming, paddling, volunteering, sponsoring or donating, this fundraiser will challenge and inspire you.
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. You have helped us to bridge the miles!
Because of your work and dedication, we’ve moved even closer to our goal of purchasing two new helicopters to replace our oldest models, Echo Mike and Charlie Mike. That means you are helping even more people in Maine (residents and visitors alike) get the critical care and transport they need, when they need it.