Memorial Hermann Health System has commemorated 40 years of Memorial Hermann Life Flight, an air ambulance service, by expressing its gratitude to the community that has helped make the lifesaving service possible, the company said.
The campaign, called “40 Years of Life Flight, 40 Days of Thanks,” kicked off with an official proclamation from Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner´s office.
Memorial Hermann Foundation is commemorating the occasion by encouraging the community to continue its philanthropic support of the program by pledging to donate USD40 in honor of Life Flight´s 40 years of service.
Provided as a community service by Memorial Hermann, Life Flight operates as a hospital-based, non-profit organization and relies on community support and fundraising efforts to pay for the service. It costs about USD3.0 million annually to support the program, none of which comes from tax dollars.