Our community: Why we support STARS

If you live in the Canadian provinces of Alberta, Manitoba or Saskatchewan, chances are you’ve heard of STARS.

STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service) transports critically-ill or injured patients by helicopter from rural or remote areas to hospitals where they can receive urgently-needed care.

STARS“We bring the emergency room right to the patient at times when seconds can be the difference between a positive and negative outcome,” said David Fairbanks, communications coordinator with the STARS Foundation.

STARS saves lives. That is why we support the non-profit organization’s work every year.

The impact of STARS in numbers:

  • More than 26,000: The number of missions STARS has flown since 1985.
  • 2,686: The number of missions STARS flew in 2013.
  • 24: The hours a day STARS helicopters are available.
  • 10: The number of helicopters in its fleet.
  • 6: The number of bases it operates in Western Canada. 

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