STARS News Release
Rocky View County contributes $40,000 to STARS
June 17, 2013
Calgary, AB, June 17, 2013 – Representatives from Rocky View County (RVC) presented STARS air ambulance with a $40,000 cheque today at the STARS Calgary base. Rocky View County Reeve Rolly Ashdown presented the cheque to STARS, alongside RVC councillors Greg Boehlke, Lois Habberfield and Al Sacuta.
This latest contribution from RVC is one of many to STARS since the partnership began in 1991. Rocky View County has donated more than $313,000 to STARS during that time.
“For a community to come together like Rocky View County has is incredible,” says Pam Ison-Reilander, STARS major gift manager. “STARS was born through the hard work of the public, and relationships like these are very special because they come from the heart and soul of our province.”
Many municipalities and counties throughout Alberta support STARS through financial contributions. In addition to financial support, local emergency services and rural hospital staff also partner with STARS to assess and care for patients, help land the helicopter, and prepare patients for emergency air transport.
In 2012, STARS responded to 1,539 emergencies from bases in Alberta, including 47 missions within Rocky View County.
STARS is a non-profit helicopter air ambulance organization that provides rapid and specialized emergency care and transportation for critically ill and injured patients. Our doctors, nurses, paramedics, and pilots work with a team of dedicated support staff and community partners to save lives. STARS operates from bases in Winnipeg, Regina, Saskatoon, Calgary, Edmonton and Grande Prairie.
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