in 1960, ACMS started the
Foundation with donations from the polio immunization program.
The immunization effort was undertaken by ACMS and the Allegheny County
Health Department, and sparked a public outpouring of donations
collected in jars on the streets of Pittsburgh.
The Foundation has
given $2.26 million back to the community, and is still guided by its
alleviate suffering by helping people of all backgrounds live better,
healthier lives through
access to health care, education, and related services.