Empowering Communities: Cal Wenzel Family Foundation’s dedication to STARS’ Mission

Community Involvement December 8, 2023

At Shane Homes, we are honoured and proud to celebrate the extraordinary generosity of our founder, Chairman & Chief Visionary Officer, Cal Wenzel, towards STARS (Shock Trauma Air Rescue Service). The Cal Wenzel Family Foundation’s remarkable contribution of $400,000 since 2022 stands as a testament to his support for advancing technology and medical care.

The commitment of the Cal Wenzel Family Foundation, totaling $1,000,000 to STARS, has opened new doors to saving lives whether by air, ground, or satellite link.

Notably, STARS medical teams are currently trialing the revolutionary STARS Virtual Care program in various locations, including Alberta and three southeastern BC areas (Fernie, Cranbrook, and Golden). This groundbreaking initiative, connects medical teams virtually, significantly enhancing the delivery of critical care.

Additionally, the partnership with SKYTRAC, has equipped STARS helicopters with advanced capabilities for real-time medical data transfer, elevating patient care globally.

This support has also further empowered STARS medical crews with ultrasound training, a significant milestone revolutionizing on-scene patient assessment and triage during critical events. This ensures STARS continues to provide top-tier care, reinforcing the belief that critical care should be accessible anywhere.

The impact of this donation has touched the lives of many patients like Charlotte * demonstrating the difference it makes in critical moments. We, at Shane Homes, are privileged to witness Cal Wenzel’s commitment to supporting STARS in their mission. We are immensely proud of his visionary support and unwavering dedication to STARS which is making a profound impact in our communities, exemplifying a commitment to a better future for generations to come.

* Video of Charlotte’s story. Please note, the video contains sensitive material.

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