Giving Starts at Home Fundraiser Exceeds Expectations

Five years ago, Rockland husband and wife restaurateur team James Hatch and Susan Schiro implemented a yearly fundraiser called “ Giving Starts At Home.” At that time Home Kitchen Café, a breakfast and lunch restaurant, was only a year old and they never imagined how this event would grow. Their goal was to give back to the […]

Ocean Swimmers Raise More than $115,000 to Help Lifeflight Purchase Equipment for Maine’s Tiniest Patients

  LINCOLNVILLE and ISLESBORO, Maine—After months of training and pledge gathering, 80 open water swimmers, accompanied by their personal kayak escorts and 10 safety boats, braved the chilly Atlantic on August 29 to swim the 3.1-mile channel from Lincolnville to Islesboro in the 3rd annual Islesboro Crossing for LifeFlight. These dedicated athletes raised more than $115,000, […]

Kids at Barbara Bush Childrens Hospital Send Message to Helicopter

The LifeFlight crew saw something unusual when they landed on the rooftop helipad at Maine Medical Center in Portland — a handwritten sign from the patients at Barbara Bush Children’s Hospital. After they finished caring for their patient, the crew on the Lewiston-based helicopter went to investigate and had a great time visiting with the […]

Lifeflight Golf Event Helps the Flight Crew See Through the Darkness of Maine’s Rural Landscape

Release Date: 7/23/2015 12:00:00 AM Dozens of golfers converged on the course at Martindale Country Club in Auburn for LifeFlight’s 7thannual golf scramble earlier this summer. The annual event raises money to purchase essential equipment to help LifeFlight provide world-class critical care transport across the entire state. Funds raised at this year’s event will help […]

Islesboro Crossing to Help Maine’s Tiniest Patients

ISLESBORO and LINCOLNVILLE, Maine—Now in its third year, the Islesboro Crossing for LifeFlight is scheduled to take place at 7am on Saturday, August 29, 2015. The event kicks off with an athlete and volunteer dinner on Friday evening, August 28, at the Summit at Point Lookout in Lincolnville. On Saturday morning, the swimmers and escorts […]

Boothbay Region Provides Many Avenues of Support for Lifeflight

  BOOTHBAY HARBOR, Maine—The Boothbay Region Lions Club recently hosted LifeFlight of Maine’s development director, Amy Root, who shared a presentation titled, “Your Flying Hospital.” Since the local hospital closed, area residents rely more heavily on Boothbay Region Ambulance Service and LifeFlight in serious emergencies. The club has supported LifeFlight previously and invited the organization […]

Camden National Bank, Point Lookout Resort and Maine Magazine Sign on to Support Lifeflight’s 3rd Islesboro Crossing Open Water Swim Fundraising Event

  CAMDEN, Maine—Though still in its infancy, the Islesboro Crossing for LifeFlight fundraising swim has already gained recognition as a top-notch event from athletes and volunteers alike who want to be a part of something inspiring on the coast of Maine. In just two years, the event has raised more than $125,000, all to support […]

Hands-on, High-tech Training Improves Care for Maine’s Sickest Children

NORWAY, Maine—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 […]

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 […]

Linda Bean’s Maine Lobster Family Commits $3 Million to a Third Helicopter for Lifeflight

PORT CLYDE, Maine—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 […]