The Hot Mamas, a group of Midcoast women who pride themselves on putting the fun into fundraising, encourage their friends and neighbors to purchase a ticket for Hot Mamas Take Flight: A Benefit for LifeFlight of Maine.

The rescue-themed party is set for Saturday, June 16 from 7 to 11 p.m. at the Pavilion of Point Lookout Resort, Route 1. Attendees will enjoy Caribbean street food and reggae music by DJ Mark Kelly to kick off the summer Hot Mama-style.

Tickets are $25 in advance, available at HAV II in Camden and Rock City CafĂ© in Rockland; $30 tickets will be available at the door. Ticket purchase includes a donation to Lifeflight to support medical and critical care transport throughout Maine; to “rescue” the Hot Mamas before June 16, donate online at

LifeFlight of Maine is an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit air medical and critical care transport organization. LifeFlight helicopters, flying at 165 miles per hour, bring lifesaving critical care staff and equipment directly to the patient. It also provides advanced emergency medical training to Maine’s hospitals, emergency medical services and public safety agencies.

Overseen by 18 physicians, LifeFlight will care for about 1,400 critically ill and injured patients in 2012. Since its inception in 1998, LifeFlight has transported more than 13,000 patients from every hospital and nearly all of Maine’s communities and islands.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or