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LifeFlight, Maine's nonprofit emergency medical helicopter service, is different than for-profit counterparts

Over the last several months, multiple media stories have noted the high costs and rapid increase in charges by for-profit emergency air ambulance helicopter services across the country.  Most recently, the May issue of Consumer Reports highlighted the problems with for-profit air ambulance companies’ business practices in an article titled, Air Ambulances: Taking Patients for a Ride.

Camden 8th graders challenge teachers to a basketball game; raise $1,000 for LifeFlight

Students and staff at Camden Regional Middle School recently hosted a basketball game to benefit LifeFlight. The 8th graders challenged the staff to a friendly, but competitive, game where the fans could buy points to help their favorite team to a victory.

Lions support “Night Sight” for LifeFlight of Maine

The Camden Lions Club recently presented LifeFlight of Maine with a donation of $2,000 to help purchase night vision goggles. Lions Club members are dedicated to the ideal of service, be it community service or service to those in need. Helen Keller dubbed Lions Club International the “Knights of the Blind,” so it seemed appropriate that the Camden Lions should make this donation to help give night sight to LifeFlight.

Prouts Neck resident and mountain climber continues to raise money for LifeFlight

Prouts Neck and Connecticut resident Audrey Cadwallader continues to work on behalf of LifeFlight. Earlier this year, she completed another wild adventure, and worked 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.

Third LifeFlight helicopter coming to Maine; will provide critical care to hundreds of additional patients

Maine is about to become a safer place to work, live and play. After three years of fundraising, led by a $3 million gift from Linda Bean’s Maine Lobster family, the people of Maine will soon have a third helicopter. The new aircraft will join LifeFlight’s current fleet of two helicopters, an airplane and dedicated ground ambulances, and will be based in Lewiston at Central Maine Medical Center. The additional resource means quicker emergency response times for critically ill and severely injured patients across the entire state.

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