Islesboro Crossing for LifeFlight 2017
A 5k swim in West Penobscot Bay from Northport to Islesboro
Saturday, August 19, 2017
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Now in its fifth 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 Penobscot Bay from the 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 schwag, excellent fundraising incentives, and other perks round out this first class event.
All proceeds benefit LifeFlight of Maine
Swimming from Northport to Islesboro is no small feat. But bringing emergency medical services to Maine islands is an effort of huge proportions. LifeFlight of Maine is a non-profit charity organization. We rely on private donations from individuals, corporations and foundations to purchase state-of-the-art medical equipment and emergency medical aircraft. The swimmers who take on this challenge, and the sponsors who support them, make it possible for LifeFlight to serve these islands and the many other rural parts of the state.
Event location: Northport and Islesboro, Maine