LifeMed Alaska announced today that it will be a platinum sponsor of the 2013 Sadler’s Alaska Challenge, an adaptive wheelchair and handcycle race that is widely regarded as “the Tour de France of handcycling.” The invitational race, which is held July 14-21, will take 19 elite athletes along the 260 grueling miles from Fairbanks to Hatcher’s Pass over a span of 6 days.
LifeMed Alaska will be on hand to deliver First Aid care to the athletes and volunteers along the route. “We’re honored to be a part of an event that celebrates the determination and athleticism of people with disabilities,” said Scott Kirby, CEO of LifeMed Alaska. “We have wanted to support Challenge Alaska in a meaningful way for quite some time, and this race is an excellent beginning to a long relationship between our organizations.”
LifeMed Alaska is the state’s premier air ambulance company with bases in Anchorage, Bethel, Fairbanks, Palmer and Soldotna. Its combination of air and ground ambulances staffed by highly-skilled medical professionals plays an integral role in Alaska’s emergency medical systems. LifeMed also operates wheelchair van transport services from its Anchorage base transporting patients to and from hospitals, assisted living facilities, treatment facilities, medical facilities and private residences. Offering these comprehensive medical transportation options allows LifeMed Alaska to provide continuity of care and quality services to its patients and the community.