In support of the Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service (STARS) our President & CEO, Mark McNeill, has taken on a bold challenge. On September 29, 2017 he will be dropped off at a remote location with the goal of raising $100,000 for STARS in order to be rescued.
STARS is a charitable organization that cares for and transports critically ill and injured patients. Their annual operating budget is close to $70 million, with only a small fraction of monies coming from government, so events like this are a critical source of funding to keep STARS in the air.
The Stream-Flo Group of Companies has a long-standing partnership with STARS, and his participation in the CEO Rescue helps to build on our support of their critical life-saving services. Our commitment to building safe local communities fuels our efforts to help raise money in support of STARS and the services they deliver right across Western Canada.
Did You Know?
- STARS has flown more than 36,000 missions since its inception in 1985.
- Currently, STARS has bases in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, Saskatoon, Regina and Winnipeg.
- STARS flies an average of eight missions daily.
- In addition to life saving flights, STARS also operates a 24-hour Emergency Link Centre (ELC) which was established in 1996 to meet the needs of industry working in remote locations.
- Today, services offered by the STARS ELC are utilized by the oil and gas industry, agriculture, forestry, mining, recreation, and movie production for monitoring sites including drilling sites, facilities, power line work, etc. and monitoring individuals working alone who have been outfitted with a work alone device.
To learn more about STARS and the CEO Rescue in the Rockies, go to their website at: www.ceorescueintherockies.com