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STARS announces first all-female lineup for 2019 Rescue in the Rockies

CALGARY, Alberta, May 16, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS), a non-profit helicopter air ambulance organization, is excited to announce Rescue in the Rockies for STARS, one of its flagship fundraisers in Alberta, has an all-female cast this year. This much-appreciated eighth annual fundraising event will be held on Friday, June 7, 2019. All funds raised from the women’s efforts will help STARS continue to provide a safe, rapid and highly specialized emergency transport system for the critically ill and injured.

“At STARS, our number one mission is to fight to save lives and be there when people need us most,” says Andrea Robertson, president & CEO of STARS. “This year’s participants are the epitome of smart, strong, powerful and caring women.  It is through the incredible commitment and support of these community leaders and their generous donations that we are able to continue to deliver on our mission of saving lives.”    

STARS is excited to announce this year’s participants:

  • Shannon Bowen-Smed, CEO, Bowen Group;
  • Heather Culbert, executive leader & independent board member;
  • Blaire Lancaster, vice president, business development & external affairs, Ferus Natural Gas Fuels;
  • Jina Abells Morissette, general counsel & corporate secretary, Cavalier Energy Inc.; and
  • Karen Radford, executive leader & independent board member;

“I’m so honoured and excited to contribute to STARS’ fundraising efforts – especially as a participant in this first-ever, all-female Rescue in the Rockies,” says Blaire Lancaster, VP Business Development & External Affairs with Ferus Natural Gas Fuels. “With my growing passion and respect for STARS, I hope to remain involved with the organization in a meaningful way for many years to come."

On June 7, a STARS helicopter will airlift the participants from the STARS hanger to a remote location in Kananaskis Country. They will be dropped into the wilderness with only their cell phones to help them. By reaching out to friends, family and colleagues for support, participants will compete with each other to be the first to raise $100,000 in donations. There will also be survival competitions throughout the day that will pit these leaders against one another in friendly competition to test their survival skills. Once the participants reach their fundraising goal, they will be “rescued” by STARS and returned to the Peace Bridge helipad in Calgary to celebrate their success.

To learn more about Rescue in the Rockies for STARS or to donate, visit rescueintherockies.ca

About Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS):

Simply put, STARS fights for life. Since we embarked on our first mission in 1985, we’ve been driven by the goal of providing people the vital care they need when they need it the most. Whether it’s offering hands-on training to rural medical providers or providing rapid, emergency medical transportation for the critically ill and injured, we operate 24/7 from bases in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Regina, Saskatoon and Winnipeg, anticipating and acting when people need our help. Learn more at stars.ca

For more information please contact

Angela Cabucos
Brookline Public Relations, Inc.
403-560-4157 
acabucos@brooklinepr.com
STARS Media Line
1-866-966-8277
mediainfo@stars.ca

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