Community

As a socially responsible business, a key priority for Vitalograph is the value we add to the wider community. In areas of our special expertise we provide charitable support locally, nationally and internationally, particularly in low-income countries.

Local

We are committed to being an active and responsible part of the local community and provide financial support every year to several local organizations, which include:

The Kansas City Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis

LeadersTroy Pridgeon, Mark Russell, Janson Lanier and Jay Wrisley

KCFPF is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of patients with pulmonary fibrosis and other rare lung diseases through education, technology, and research.

KCFPF’s Initiatives

  • Raise and promote awareness of Pulmonary Fibrosis within the Kansas City Community.
  • Provide sponsorship to patients and their loved ones to attend the biennial Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Summit.
  • Provide grants for patient needs around the Kansas City Metro Area.

Staff Fundraising

Vitalograph staff have raised funds for a range of charitable causes including:

The Children’s Shelter of Lawrence

Leaders: Mark Russell, Heather Olson and Kyle Cox. 

Vitalograph US Offices collected monetary donations this week to purchase gifts for the 14 children at The Children’s Shelter of Lawrence, KS (10 teenage boys and 4 teenage girls). We collect enough items that provide a bit of warmth and a bit of cheer by purchasing hat/glove/scarf sets, movie gift cards, candy, throw blankets and under bed storage totes for each child.

American Lung Association

With leaders Troy Pridgeon, Mark Russell, Janson Lanier, and Jennifer Watson, the Vitaloclimbers team took part in the Fight for Air Climb on March 1, 2020 at One Kansas City Place.  Supporting the American Lung Association by climbing 42 floors and 902 stairs!

American Thoracic Society Giving Tuesday

International Support

Vitalograph donate respiratory equipment and training to third world countries including participation in the Fresh Air project in Uganda, Vietnam, Eritrea, Kyrgyzstan and Goa, India.

Respiratory devices have also been donated to Afghanistan via Medicins Sans Frontieres and also to Cameroon, Benin, Malawi and Vietnam.

We donate equipment, training and support every year to third world countries, particularly in support of lung disease research. The ‘Fresh Air’ project is one such research project that we supported in several countries including Uganda, Vietnam, Eritrea and other under-developed countries

Supporting treating lung disease in disadvantaged countries: Drs Peter Harrington and Joe Gallagher have presented a COMPACT Workstation to clinical staff for use by two institutions in Mzuzu, Malawi

Vitalograph supports world asthma day: Vitalograph donated a number of Aerosol Inhalation Monitors (AIM) to members of the International Primary Care Respiratory Group (IPCRG) in Ireland, Portugal, Greece, Netherlands, Romania and Vietnam in an effort to identify and improve global inhaler technique and in turn improve patient outcomes.