We are committed to being an active and responsible part of the local community and provide financial support every year to several local organizations and initiatives including:
The American Lung Association Lung Force Glam fundraiser makes a difference for the more than 600,000 individuals who live with lung disease in Kansas and the Greater Kansas City area. The ALA is very proud that 89 cents of every dollar go to lung disease research, education, and advocacy.
The Vitalograph team played our part to help raise over $100,000 at the Boulevard Drive-in in Kansas City, Kansas on May 13th 2021. This was the ALA’s first live event since the 2020 Lung Force Glam event was cancelled due to COVID-19.
Troy Pridgeon, EVP of Operations and Sales, and Mark Russell, Marketing Communications Manager for Vitalograph US were on the Lung Force Glam Cabinet that helped plan and prepare for the event. Other Vitalograph employees assisting with logistics and attending were Janson Lanier, National Sales Manager, Jay Wrisley, Clinical & Business Development Specialist, and Sondra Agee, US Service and Support Manager.
Leaders–Troy 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.
Vitalograph staff have raised funds for a range of charitable causes including:
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.
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
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.