Smokin' Hot Choppers

Life Flight team displays its barbecue skills as a thanks for a generous $100,000 check

Life Flight team displays barbecue skills as thanks for $100,000 check

Heroes in Health BBQ, 6/16  Life Flight Crew, Tom Flanagan, Toni & Eric Vonwenkstern, Dr. Joseph Love, Erin & Jason Smith and Ben Buchanan.
Heroes in Health members and Life Flight team celebrate the $100,000 gift. Photo by John Lynch/Memorial Hermann
Heroes in Health BBQ, 6/16 Casey Hedges, Will Hedges, Mari Trevino
 Casey Hedges, Will Hedges, Mari Trevino. Photo by John Lynch/Memorial Hermann
Heroes in Health BBQ, 6/16 Jay Zeidman, Ayelet Zeidman, Anat Zeidman
Jay Zeidman, Ayelet Zeidman, Anat Zeidman. Photo by John Lynch/Memorial Hermann
Heroes in Health BBQ, 6/16  Craig Cordola, Max Mischer, Leigh Martin
Craig Cordola, Max Mischer, Leigh Martin. Photo by John Lynch/Memorial Hermann
Heroes in Health BBQ, 6/16  Dr. Joseph Love, Dr. Benjamin Chu
Dr. Joseph Love, Dr. Benjamin Chu. Photo by John Lynch/Memorial Hermann
Heroes in Health BBQ, 6/16  Brian Dean, Dr. Michelle McNutt, Dr. Billy Gill
Brian Dean, Dr. Michelle McNutt, Dr. Billy Gill. Photo by John Lynch/Memorial Hermann
Heroes in Health BBQ, 6/16  Rob Errera, Mary Errera
Rob Errera, Mary Errera. Photo by John Lynch/Memorial Hermann
Heroes in Health BBQ, 6/16  steering committee sized
Heroes in Health members. Photo by John Lynch/Memorial Hermann
Heroes in Health BBQ, 6/16  Life Flight Crew, Tom Flanagan, Toni & Eric Vonwenkstern, Dr. Joseph Love, Erin & Jason Smith and Ben Buchanan.
Heroes in Health BBQ, 6/16 Casey Hedges, Will Hedges, Mari Trevino
Heroes in Health BBQ, 6/16 Jay Zeidman, Ayelet Zeidman, Anat Zeidman
Heroes in Health BBQ, 6/16  Craig Cordola, Max Mischer, Leigh Martin
Heroes in Health BBQ, 6/16  Dr. Joseph Love, Dr. Benjamin Chu
Heroes in Health BBQ, 6/16  Brian Dean, Dr. Michelle McNutt, Dr. Billy Gill
Heroes in Health BBQ, 6/16  Rob Errera, Mary Errera
Heroes in Health BBQ, 6/16  steering committee sized

What: Memorial Hermann Heroes in Health backyard barbecue.

Where: The home of Erin and Jason Smith.

The scoop: Life Flight's Smokin' Choppers moved their massive grill into the backyard for a smoked brisket barbecue party at which Heroes in Health's Ben Buchanan presented Life Flight medical director Dr. Joseph Love and administrative director of Life Flight Eric von Wenckstern with a $100,000 check, money earned at the Heroes in Health third annual Sporting Clay Shoot.

“As a Heroes in Health member," host Jason Smith told the gathering, "you are able to connect directly to Memorial Hermann’s stellar doctors and researchers as well as learn about the ever expanding and changing healthcare landscape.” 

Who: Memorial Hermann president and CEO Dr. Benjamin Chu, State Rep. Sarah Davis, Craig Cordola, Brian Dean, Dr. Michelle McNutt, Dr. Billy Gill and Heroes for Health members Bethany Buchanan, Casey and Will Hedges, Whitney and Leigh Martin, Sarah and Max Mischer, Margot Rosson, Mari Treviño and Bryan Glass, and Anat and Jay Zeidman.

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