Welcome to my Cross for LifeFlight Fundraising Page!
On August 15th, as part of our Team Islesboro, we will be swimming, kayaking, biking, running, and walking an Olympic triathlon route around Islesboro to support LifeFlight of Maine. I want to take on a challenge that will symbolize the difficulties of providing lifesaving emergency medical care to Maine's many island and rural communities.
As a resident of an island, it is comforting to know that there is a service to provide not just transport to a medical center, but to provide me with lifesaving care along the way. Here on the island we all know each other, so when you hear that helicopter overhead, you may not know specifically who is in it, but you know you know them. So it's important to me to continue to have this service available to my island friends, neighbors, and visitors
LifeFlight of Maine is a nonprofit organization and the state’s only emergency medical helicopter service. With three helicopters, an airplane and ground ambulances, LifeFlight brings ICU-level care directly to the patient. Last year, LifeFlight cared for more than 2,200 patients. People who live in Maine and people who visit Maine—including me—depend on LifeFlight to be there for them. I’m comforted to know that they’ll be there for me, and for my friends and family, should the unthinkable happen.
I’m going to make my crossing to support this important cause. Please support it as well? Just click on the “donate” button. Any amount is greatly appreciated.
Thanks so much for supporting my efforts, and mostly, for supporting this critically important service.