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Camden National Bank, Point Lookout Resort and Maine Magazine sign on to support LifeFlight’s 3rd Islesboro Crossing open water swim fundraising event

The 3rd annual Islesboro Crossing is scheduled for Saturday, August 29 at 7am. Swimmers will start at Point Lookout Resort’s beach in Lincolnville and finish just north of the Grindle Point Lighthouse on Islesboro. This year’s event has already garnered generous support from Point Lookout Resort, Camden National Bank and Maine Magazine.

Hands-on, high-tech training improves care for Maine’s sickest children

LifeFlight of Maine recently brought its signature Pediatric Patients on the Edge conference to Stephens Memorial Hospital. Led by Eric Gunnoe, MD, pediatric intensivist at Maine Medical Center, this comprehensive training combines classroom lecture with the newest hands-on patient simulation technology to teach emergency physicians, nurses and paramedics the skills they need to provide the best possible care.

Teamwork in wilderness areas saves lives

If you head northwest from Lewiston, and drive nearly all the way to the Canadian border, you’ll find one of Maine’s most unique and isolated communities. Rangeley is well known for its crystal clear lakes, picturesque mountains and bountiful outdoor recreation opportunities.
 
But when you’re in Rangeley, or any of the 800 square miles of mountains and wilderness covered by Rangeley Fire Rescue and NorthStar Ambulance, you’re in one of the most remote communities in Maine. Sometimes two hours or more away from help, out here locals take responsibility for each other in a way that’s uncommon in less remote areas.

Linda Bean’s Maine Lobster family commits $3 million to a third helicopter for LifeFlight

Linda Bean’s Maine Lobster has pledged $3 million to LifeFlight’s campaign for a third helicopter, half of the total needed for the aircraft. The Port Clyde- and Rockland-based business cites LifeFlight’s dedication to excellence, emergency readiness and proven success as reasons why Bean has chosen this holiday season to make a significant gift and inspire others to do the same.

Swimmers from near and far raise more than $110,000 to support LifeFlight in Islesboro Crossing’s sophomore year

Sixty open water swimmers braved the chilly Atlantic last Saturday to swim the 3.1-mile channel from Lincolnville to Islesboro in the 2nd annual Islesboro Crossing for LifeFlight. Each swimmer had spent the weeks and months leading up to the event gathering pledges from friends and family to raise money for LifeFlight to purchase advanced medical equipment and aircraft. These dedicated athletes raised more than $110,000, quadrupling the amount raised in the event’s first year.

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