Lifeflight of Maine, those helicopters you see flying overheard from time to time on their way to a medical center or the scene of an accident, is partially funded through donation. This life-saving service is in its third consecutive year of raising funds through the Islesboro Crossing. This 5k swim from Lincolnville Beach to Islesboro has grown each year. This year, 74 swimmers and their spotters crossed the bay, all having raised money through sponsors which totaled more than $107,000 by the end of the swim on Saturday.
You can see all the photos here. A few of my favorites are below!
*An earlier version of this blog stated that Lifeflight is funded entirely through donation; costs for services are paid for by a patient’s insurer, but the funding for education and outreach and many other services that support Lifeflight is raised through donation and events like the Islesboro Crossing.