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Welcome to my Cross for LifeFlight Fundraising Page!

Eleven  years ago, I was in a small plane that crashed into the ocean while flying from Matinicus Island to Owls Head in Maine. All four of us aboard the plane survived, but not without serious injury. Many came together that day to aid and rescue us, including LifeFlight of Maine. Both LifeFlight helicopters (there were two at the time) were deployed, one of which transported me. I later learned that my injuries were life-threatening, and without my LifeFlight transport, I would have died. 

I have made a full recovery, and for the eighth year, I will participate, with my husband and bestie Matthew Russ, in the Cross for LifeFlight, formerly known as the Islesboro Crossing. 

This fundraising event is a self-directed outdoor challenge that can be completed anytime during the month of August. Matt and I are planning a 5K swim in Messalonskee Lake, which is near where we live. Matt will be the hearty swimmer and I will be his faithful guide in my kayak. We enjoy the training together and it is an outward way to demonstrate our gratitude to LifeFlight. Our gratefulness never goes away!

This year the money raised will go to the following:

  • upgrade and standardize LifeFlight’s fleet of helicopters

  • purchase the specialized equipment needed on board

  • fund important clinical education and training programs across the state

  • enhance the state’s aviation infrastructure (runways, landing zones, helipads, weather stations, communications equipment)

  • help with the dramatic increase in cost of fuel - on average, the aircraft burn about A GALLON A MINUTE! Last year LifeFlight went through 235,000 gallons and the price of fuel is 3x more than it was 2 years ago. OUCH!

Please consider making a donation of any size to help LifeFlight continue their courageous and life-saving work. AND!! For every $50 you donate, we will enter your name in a drawing to win Matthew Russ’ painting, Penobscot Bay from Ducktrap Mountain #5, a 12” x 18” oil on panel. The painting, shown below, depicts the body of water Matt and I traversed together, the 6 years we participated in the Islesboro Crossing. It holds a special place in our hearts!

Any donation is welcome! And remember! The more you donate, the better your chances are to win Matt’s painting, but whatever you choose, LifeFlight wins. Thank you and GO LIFEFLIGHT!!! 

With gratitude, KC and Matt

PS: The photo above is me and my amazing crew: Frank McClellan flight paramedic, Missy McCann flight nurse, Dave Burr pilot. It was an honor to meet them. The helicopter is my transport. 

 

Top Donors

$11,251 Raised By 87 Donors

$1,000 This Donation is from Tom Marlitt
$500 This Donation is from Robert S. Miller
$475 On Behalf Of Match Gift
$400 from Anonymous
$350 On Behalf Of Match Gift
$300 On Behalf Of Anneliese Pugh
$300 On Behalf Of Match Gift
$250 This Donation is from Abbie Read
$250 This Donation is from Brian Livingston
$250 This Donation is from Brian Noyes
$250 This Donation is from Michael Brady
$200 This Donation is from Angela and Andy Russ
$200 from Anonymous
$200 This Donation is from Lofo and doowayne. Thank you Lifeflight!
$200 On Behalf Of Match Gift
$200 This Donation is from Michael Marlais
$200 This Donation is from Susan Reisert
$150 This Donation is from Jamie Brewster
$150 This Donation is from Lindsay Perry
$150 This Donation is from Matthew Russ
$125 This Donation is from Dory Streett & Dave Mention
$100 This Donation is from K&P Albert
$100 This Donation is from ADRIAN SULEA
$100 This Donation is from Amy Wyatt
$100 This Donation is from Brooke and Gil Tenney
$100 This Donation is from Cat Benincasa
$100 This Donation is from Dan Sullivan
$100 This Donation is from DiNapoli Family
$100 This Donation is from Duane Ford
$100 This Donation is from Elinor & Dan Redmond
$100 This Donation is from Elizabeth Ward
$100 This Donation is from Greg and Julie Benincasa
$100 This Donation is from Gretchen Bergill
$100 from Anonymous
$100 This Donation is from Julia Ford
$100 This Donation is from Karen Sennett
$100 This Donation is from Katherine and Steve Thomas
$100 This Donation is from Lily Ford
$100 This Donation is from Margaretta Foulk
$100 This Donation is from Martha Macomber
$100 This Donation is from Mary Crowell
$100 This Donation is from Mary Gribbel
$100 On Behalf Of Match Gift
$100 On Behalf Of Match gift
$100 This Donation is from Matthew Russ
$100 This Donation is from Megan Phillips
$100 This Donation is from Mike Diehl
$100 This Donation is from Mollie Barton
$100 This Donation is from Nicholas Thurlow
$100 This Donation is from Parker and Ann
$100 This Donation is from Peter, Caitlin and Jack Hammond
$100 This Donation is from Red and Louise Sullivan
$100 This Donation is from Richard Woodworth
$100 This Donation is from Rob and Sara Sullivan Dickie
$100 This Donation is from Ron, Alicia and Will Hammond
$100 This Donation is from Ryan Mayhugh
$100 This Donation is from The Farmens
$100 This Donation is from Willie, Caroline, Rudy & 👶
$75 This Donation is from Amanda Findlay
$75 This Donation is from Carolyn Russ
$75 This Donation is from Patricia King
$50 This Donation is from Allison Estabrooks
$50 This Donation is from Andy Sullivan
$50 This Donation is from Barbara Sweney
$50 This Donation is from Cesar Family
$50 This Donation is from Christine Nilles
$50 This Donation is from Eric Buch and Holly Patterson
$50 from Anonymous
$50 This Donation is from Kathy Leeman
$50 This Donation is from Lorna Fake
$50 This Donation is from Mary-Lou Ogden
$50 This Donation is from Missy Mccann
$50 This Donation is from Nancy Henderson
$50 This Donation is from Pat Moore
$50 This Donation is from Rachel Osborne
$50 This Donation is from Richard Cyr
$50 This Donation is from Robert Sezak
$50 This Donation is from Rusty Cyr
$50 from Anonymous
$50 This Donation is from Scout
$50 This Donation is from Seth Mercier
$50 This Donation is from Tina Miller
$50 This Donation is from Ulla Reidel
$50 This Donation is from William Foster
$26 This Donation is from Joel & Carolyn Russ
$25 This Donation is from Peter Casares
$25 This Donation is from Suzi Van Wye

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