Originally created as the Islesboro Crossing, what was once a rigorous swim across Penobscot Bay had to be modified in 2020 due to the pandemic and was intentionally reimagined in 2021 as the Cross for LifeFlight. This annual event, which takes place during the entire month of August, is a self-directed outdoor challenge for individuals and teams and relies on peer-to-peer fundraising and sponsors to raise critically needed funds for LifeFlight of Maine.
Whether you love to challenge yourself or want to create a memorable experience with friends, family, or coworkers, the Cross for LifeFlight is open to everyone and every activity— hiking, cycling, swimming, kayaking, running, and sailing! You have the flexibility to choose your favorite solo or team activity, and complete your Crossing, however, whenever, and wherever you choose during the month of August. In addition to your individual Crossing plans we invite you to join us for an in-person event of various activities! For more information on the in-person events visit here. Each in-person event does not require additional registration fees or additional fundraising above the required $350 fundraising minimum.
By coming together for the past ten years, participants in this event have raised more than $2 million to upgrade and standardize LifeFlight’s fleet of helicopters, purchase the specialized equipment needed on board, and to fund important clinical education and training programs across the state. We are proud to partner with great Maine-based companies to provide exciting and quality gear and fundraising incentives for this unique event.
Since its inception, the Cross for LifeFlight has become one of LifeFlight of Maine's most important fundraisers of the year...and we count on people like YOU to join us. To learn more about the event, including sponsorship, partnership, or participation you can be involved with the Cross For LifeFlight, please visit the event website at www.crossforlifeflight.org or contact Ashley MacMillan, the Director of Annual Giving at 207.300.5832.
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