Nation’s original air ambulance service to celebrate 45th anniversary at Wings’ gala
Denver, CO – October 25, 2017 – Since 1972, Flight For Life® Colorado has been a symbol of service and sacrifice for the Rocky Mountain region. To date the nation’s original air ambulance service has transported more than 125,000 infants, children and adults to receiving hospitals around Colorado and its surrounding states.
This Veteran’s Day, Saturday, November 11th at 6:00 PM, Wings Over the Rockies (Wings) will honor the courage, determination and sacrifice shown by the men and women of Flight For Life Colorado. Inspired in part by pilots who flew during the Vietnam War, Flight For Life Colorado was founded at Denver’s St. Anthony Hospital by two hospital administrators and two medical doctors who saw a need for rapid critical care response.
“As Colorado’s Official Air & Space Museum, it is our responsibility to preserve and highlight key contributors to Colorado’s aviation landscape,” explained Wings Over the Rockies President and CEO, John Barry. “Flight For Life Colorado is an aviation icon and it is an honor to help them celebrate 45 years of service.”
“Flight For Life Colorado is delighted to be this year’s honoree,” said Flight For Life Colorado Program Director, Kathleen Mayer. “As the country’s first, and the region’s most active critical care transport program, we bring the resources of the intensive care unit to our patients, by helicopter, fixed wing airplane and ground ambulance. Over the past 45 years, we’ve affected the lives of countless people, one critically ill or injured patient at a time. We are truly the best part of our patients’ worst days.”
The evening will feature special stories of the rescuers and the rescued, opportunities to mingle with first responders, a showcase of the military’s relationship with Flight For Life and much more. THE SILHOUETTES® entertainment group, as seen on the TV show America’s Got Talent, will perform several tributes.
To learn more and purchase tickets visit WingsMuseum.org/SpreadingWingsGala.
About Wings Over the Rockies:
Wings Over the Rockies is a Denver-based 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to educating and inspiring all people about aviation and space endeavors of the past, present and future. By utilizing the Air & Space Museum in Denver’s historic Lowry neighborhood to preserve the past and the Exploration of Flight Center at Centennial Airport to focus on the present and future, Wings strives to encourage the future aerospace leaders of tomorrow. For more information about Wings Over the Rockies please visit WingsMuseum.org, ExplorationOfFlight.org or like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter & Instagram, connect with us on LinkedIn, join us on G+ and subscribe to our YouTube channel.
About Flight For Life Colorado:
Founded in 1972 by two St. Anthony Hospital administrators and two medical doctors, Dr. Flight for Life Colorado is the United States’ original Air Ambulance service dedicated to providing critical care transport with five helicopters, five ambulances and four fixed-wing aircraft. Equipped with the industry’s most current technology and experienced, knowledgeable team, Flight For Life Colorado transports patients across several states in the Rocky Mountain Region. To learn more about Flight For Life Colorado please visit www.flightforlifecolorado.org/FLC/Home.