MOFGA's Common Ground Education Center is now a safer place, thanks to a generous donation by LifeFlight, Maine's emergency medical helicopter service, and Zoll Medical Corporation, the leading manufacturer of AEDs (automated external defibrillator).
The Fort Kent Lions Club announces the publication of a unique calendar to raise money for LifeFlight, the University of Maine at Fort Kent Foundation, and others. The organization has set a goal of $70,000 for this year's publication.
The 5th Rock the Dock will take on special meaning this year as the community honors the memory of 9-year-old Dylan Gold, of Cohasset, MA, who was fatally injured in a motor vehicle crash on the Monhegan Dock this past August. In addition to Dylan, his mother Allison, brother Wyatt, and Port Clyde’s Joss Coggeshall were critically injured by the runaway vehicle.
As requests from physicians continue to increase, LifeFlight has reached the capacity of its two helicopters. In 2012 our crews transported more than 1,500 patients from every corner of the state to specialty hospitals in Maine, Boston, and beyond. LifeFlight is becoming increasingly important to our community hospitals to support critically ill and injured patients with additional staff and advanced technology. As the cost of healthcare continues to spiral up and community hospitals find it difficult to provide specialized services, the role of LifeFlight will continue to grow. To serve everyone who would benefit from our service, we must expand our fleet.
As the sun came up over Penobscot Bay on Saturday, August 17, thirty-eight intrepid swimmers and their paddler escorts strode into the water at Ducktrap Beach to swim the 3.1 miles from Lincolnville to Islesboro. This inspiring and powerful event was an effort to raise funds and awareness for LifeFlight of Maine, and saw the shores of Islesboro lined with well-wishers cheering the swimmers to the finish. With more than $23,000 raised to date, it is fair to say that the first Islesboro Crossing event was a success.