Starflight, Starry Night-A Fundraiser and Awareness Event


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Starflight, Starry Night-a fundraiser and awareness event, will be held at The Chautauqua Suites located at 215 West Lake Road, in Mayville New York. The event will take place on Saturday June 3rd at 6:00 p.m.

Guests will be treated to a social hour starting at 6:00 p.m. which will include musical entertainment by Jamestown Harmony Express, delicious hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. The evening will proceed with opening remarks from Betsy Wright, UPMC Chautauqua WCA President/CEO and Starflight President. A gourmet dinner provided by The Chautauqua Suites will be served along with live music from the Southwestern High School Student Chamber Orchestra. Other highlights of the evening include music by EJ the DJ, silent and Chinese auctions, several guest speakers and a helicopter appearance-weather permitting. All event proceeds benefit Starflight, Inc.

Flights are being made to help critically ill and injured patients from the communities of Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Warren, Allegany and McKean Counties. Without this program, area hospitals would need to find less effective and slower means of transport for these patients in desperate need of urgent care. Technology is constantly changing and the two MD-900 Explorer helicopters are always being upgraded with the latest technological advances to ensure the safest transport for both the patient and crews. To ensure the program is viable for the future, community members are encouraged to contribute to these efforts by attending the event.

Reservations are a $65 donation for a single guest and a $125 donation for a couple. Reservations are required by May 19th. For reservations or more information, call Kelly Fiorella, Starflight Community Outreach Coordinator at 716-484-4130 or email

Event sponsorship opportunities are available! Any interested parties are encouraged to call by April 3rd for more details. Donations for the Chinese and silent auctions will be accepted up until the event and can be dropped off at 28 Maple Street Jamestown NY.

If you are unable to attend but would like to help support the mission of Starflight, Inc. a tax-deductible donation can be made online at or by sending a check to P.O. Box 382, Jamestown NY 14702. Donations can also be made through the WCA Foundation, Betty Sheldon Starflight Fund at 207 Foote Ave. Jamestown NY 14701. Starflight, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit charitable organization.