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 Gala 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 American Lung Association in Kansas & Greater Kansas City hosted their 2022 LUNG FORCE Gala at Children’s Mercy Park, home of Sporting Kansas City. Vitalograph is proud to be one of the main sponsors of the event. For the second year in a row Vitalograph’s Mark Russell and Troy Pridgeon were on the Lung Force Cabinet. Also attending from Ireland was Kevin Moore, Vitalograph’s Financial Director.
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.
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