CARE FLIGHT NEWS RELEASE – Care Flight, a non-profit community medical helicopter service, has announced the second annual “Flight for a Good Cause” fundraising event. Care Flight is giving the public a unique opportunity to experience first hand what it is like to ride inside a medical helicopter without the emergency. Care Flight will spend Saturday and Sunday, November 2 and 3 offering flights at two of its three base locations as part of a fundraising campaign to generate funds to go toward life saving equipment. Flights will be 20 minutes long and are $145 per seat with three seats available per flight. Each seat on board will be a window seat and the flight patterns will be pre-set depending on the location of each base.
The fundraising flights will run from 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. on the following days and locations:
• Saturday, November 2, at REMSA, 450 Edison Way, Reno.
• Sunday, November 3, at the Carson Valley Medical Center, 1107 Highway 395, Gardnerville.
The first flight of each day is scheduled for 8:00 a.m. with flights running at the top and bottom of every hour until 4:00 p.m.
“Last year’s inaugural event was so incredibly well received and supported we are more than pleased to bring the event back this year. We look forward to this event being an ongoing staple for the community,” said Kurt Althof, business development manger for Care Flight.
Care Flight will use its fourth aircraft for this event so that there will be no interruption to the regular EMS service provided to the region. Seats are limited and available by reservation. For more information or to reserve a seat, visit www.care-flight.com, or call 775-353-0762.
Care Flight began in providing fast, high-quality emergency medical service and rescue to the remote and rugged areas of northern Nevada and northeastern California in 1981. In 1986, Care Flight was placed under the authority of the Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority to create a comprehensive EMS system with fully integrated ground emergency medical services as well.
Care Flight provides service within a 150-mile radius of each of its three bases located in Reno, Gardnerville, and Truckee, covering 40,000 square miles. Care Flight can provide critical care levels of services to critically ill and injured patients at accident scenes and rural health care centers in minutes. Care Flight is a non-profit community service, which utilizes no tax dollars.