MedEvac Foundation International & AMC Institute Work Together to Support First Responders

As part of AMC Institute’s AMCs Engaged! Virtual Event last week, Cameron Curtis, CMM, CAE, MedEvac Foundation International President and CEO, explained the Foundation’s on-going virtual run/walk/roll event this year, called Run to Help the Helpers,, as part of its ‘Taking Care of Our Own’ programs. Curtis invited association members to join the AMC Institute virtual team to assist with the Foundation’s goal of helping medical transport personnel improve mental health and wellness.

The Foundation supports all first responders working in emergency medical services whether by airplane, helicopter, ground transport, or vessel. These ambulance crews keep the window of time open during that “golden hour” when critical medical care determines life or death. Despite every effort, sadly some of these patients cannot be saved and spirited to safety.

“These repeated tragic scenes of pain and agony are brought home by first responders and are a constant burden and cannot be erased from memory,” said Curtis. “Often our helpers are the ones in need of help, therefore, the donations raised by our Run to Help the Helpers is so critical. As our virtual event is open until December 31, 2020, there is time for more AMCI members to contribute to our shared mission of providing best practices in whatever industry our associations represent,” she added.

Tina Wehmeir, CMP, CAE, AMC Institute CEO, responded “AMC Institute is thrilled to partner with MedEvac Foundation International. The first responders the Foundation supports are the true heroes, during this pandemic and every day.  The AMC community looks forward to participating in the Foundation’s virtual Run to Help the Helpers to make a valuable contribution to this important mission.”

MedEvac Foundation International provides a range of services including mental health support, in-person and virtual wellness training, mindfulness instruction, safety instruction, substance abuse recovery, PTSD resources, and family grants. These resources provide first responders with the tools they need to better deal with their daily front line work that is critically needed.

Sign up for the AMCI Virtual Run Here.

If you have any questions please contact the following:

Kelly Murphy, Media Relations
Association of Air Medical Services
Phone: 703.967.8113
[email protected]

Alisha White, Chief Marketing Officer 
AMC Institute 
Phone: 703.570.8954 
[email protected] 

MedEvac Foundation International is a non-profit 501c(3) charitable organization advancing medical transport worldwide through support of research, education and outreach. Headquartered in the Washington, D.C. area, the Foundation is the charitable arm of the Association of Air Medical Services (AAMS), an international healthcare association that represents and advocates on behalf of the critical care transport industry to enhance their ability to deliver quality, safe and effective medical care and medical transportation for every patient in-need.

The AMC Institute represents 195 association management companies that manage over 1,800 associations full-time with more than 2.8 million members and nearly 900 on a project basis. The total budget for associations managed by AMC Institute members is more than $1.5 billion. AMC Institute seeks to advance professionalism and high industry standards for association management companies through education, accreditation, and member networking opportunities.

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