STARS News Release
STARS recognizes TELUS for $1M giving milestone
November 21, 2012
Calgary, AB, Nov. 21, 2012 – STARS air ambulance honoured TELUS today at the STARS Calgary base hangar for surpassing $1M in cumulative giving to the non-profit, charitable organization. During a special presentation, the TELUS logo was unveiled on the STARS helicopter on a location reserved for donors over $1M. The TELUS logo is represented on all STARS helicopters in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.
“The TELUS family is thankful for the role STARS plays in our community. We know our investment in this vital organization has saved lives, including those of some TELUS employees and their families,” said Lorenzo DeCicco, vice-president, TELUS Business Solutions. “TELUS is proud of our partnership with STARS and we are grateful for our customers who share our vision of giving where we live, enabling us to do good work in the community and support those organizations that do the same.”
TELUS began supporting STARS in 1991 and has contributed $1,089,000 including sponsorship of CEO Rescue in the Rockies, support for human patient simulator technology, funding for the STARS helicopters and more than $88,000 in gifts-in-kind services for STARS wireless communications.
“TELUS has made a significant impact for STARS with their donations, sponsorships and support. We share a goal of building a better, safer community and are so lucky to partner with a passionate business like TELUS. We look forward to a continued partnership,” said STARS CEO Andrea Robertson.
STARS is a charitable, non-profit organization that provides rapid and specialized emergency medical care and transportation for critically ill and injured patients. STARS has flown more than 23,000 missions since 1985, and operates from six bases in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba, including Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg.
TELUS is a leading national telecommunications company in Canada, with 13 million customer connections. TELUS provides a wide range of communications products and services including wireless, data, Internet Protocol (IP), voice, television, entertainment and video. TELUS, its team members and retirees have contributed more than $260 million to charitable and not-for-profit organizations and volunteered 4.2 million hours of service to local communities since 2000.
Appearing in the attached photograph from left to right: flight nurse Carolyn Hogan, pilot Phil Haworth, STARS President and CEO Andrea Robertson, TELUS Vice-President, Business Solutions Lorenzo DeCicco, pilot Bob Toews, flight nurse Kellie Ann Vogelaar, flight paramedic Dave Allison
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