Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Lost Lake Breath of Life Run Raises Funds for Cystic Fibrosis Research

Having completed his residency in neurosurgery at the University of Washington and graduating from the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Kim B. Wright practices neurosurgery at Anchorage, Alaska’s premier spine surgery clinic, Laser Precision Spine Surgery (LPSpine.com). Heavily involved within his community, Kim B. Wright, MD, raises funds and awareness for cystic fibrosis through the Lost Lake Breath of Life Run.

Begun in 1992, the Lost Lake Breath of Life Run is the brainchild of Marsha Vincent, who is the mother of four children, two of whom have cystic fibrosis. Since its inception, the event has raised almost $1 million for cystic fibrosis research through the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. The event begins at the Primrose Campground in Seward, Alaska, and ends at the Bear Creek Fire Department. The route entails a 16-mile trail with a peak elevation of 2,100 feet.

For 2015, the Lost Lake Run took place on August 22. Matthew Shryock won the race with a time of 1:35:33. Fundraising and team registration for the 2016 event opens on March 1, while open registration begins on April 1. In 2015, all open registrations sold out within 14 minutes. The 2016 event will occur on Saturday, August 27.                            

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Anchorage Museum’s Polar Lab - Curated Conversation Event

Dr. Kim B. Wright leverages three decades of experience in neurosurgery to perform minimally invasive and complex surgeries through his clinic, Laser Precision Spine Surgery, which is based in Anchorage, Alaska. On top of his professional responsibilities, Kim B. Wright, MD, contributes to a number of local nonprofits and organizations, including the Anchorage Museum.

Among its many programs, the Anchorage Museum maintains the Polar Lab, which uses exhibitions, active investigation, and other programs to examine life in the North and inspire connection. The Anchorage Museum recently hosted an event called “Curated Conversation: Edges at the Anchorage Museum” as part of the Polar Lab program series. During the event, panelists explored the various “edges” of the impact of Northern explorers, such as Captain Cook, who seized and changed sites that had long been used by indigenous people. The panel featured prominent members of the community like Princess Lucaj Johnson, Edgar Heap of Birds, and Aaron Leggett.

The Polar Lab’s curated conversations series will continue throughout the next two years while the United States retains the chairmanship of the Arctic Council. To see a recording of the recent event, please visit www.anchoragemuseum.org.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Trans American Flight

In April of 2009, Dr. Kim Wright fulfilled one of his dreams by flying from Barrow, Alaska, to Key West Florida with his best friend.  As a young man, Dr. Wright was inspired to fly the Trans Continental Route by one of his favorite books, 'Passage of Flight.'  Dr. Wright flew from Anchorage to Barrow, Alaska, where the temperature was negative 20 degrees fahrenheit.  It took five days to complete the trip in a Mooney Bravo; stopping in Ketchikan, Alaska; Jackson Hole, Wyoming; Salina, Kansas; before arriving in Key West, Florida where the temperature was 100 degrees warmer than the first stop in Barrow.