Release Date: 12/29/2016 12:00:00 AM
Prouts Neck and Connecticut resident Audrey Cadwallader has completed another wild adventure, and has been working to raise money for LifeFlight along the way. She travelled to Antarctica to ski from the 89th
degree latitude to the 90th
degree, better known as the South Pole. After an 8-day, frigid trek to the South Pole, she successfully climbed Vinson Massif in the Sentinel mountain range. At 16,050 feet above sea level, it is one of the “7 Summits,” the highest mountain peaks on each of the seven continents.
She's took the trip in honor of her son, Tim, who five years ago experienced a horrific car accident, but whose life was saved by the air medical helicopter services that came to his rescue. In an effort to give back, she's hoping to raise awareness and funds for LifeFlight of Maine, the emergency medical helicopter service in Maine—another place on Earth where the landscape, geography and people feed her spirit.
LifeFlight of Maine is a non-profit charity organization that relies on private donations to deliver the very best critical care services and rapid transport to people in Maine and beyond on their day of need. As Tim experienced, and as Audrey knows all too well from her many explorations, it is all about that “golden hour” when the care you get in the first 60 minutes after an accident can make all the difference in your recovery. Audrey, Hayden and Lauren are all eternally grateful for the rescue team that helped save Tim's life. She considers it an honor to help raise much needed funds for LifeFlight's important mission.
Please join Audrey's trip in spirit by making a donation to LifeFlight of Maine. Her goal is to raise $16,050 representing the height of Vinson and enough funds to cover the cost of two LifeFlight patient transports.
Make a donation online today
(choose "Audrey's South Pole Trek" in the drop down menu) or send a check to LifeFlight Foundation, PO Box 899, Camden ME 04843.
Click here to read details about Audrey's trip as she made her way across the tundra and up the mountain!