In Ireland, there are currently 380,000 people with asthma, with 890,000 people likely to have it in their lifetime. We have the fourth highest prevalence rate in the world.
Every one of us knows someone who has asthma. Perhaps you even have asthma yourself.
Every 8 minutes someone is hospitalised due to asthma complications, and every 5 days someone dies from it. Over 90% of those deaths are preventable.
Vitalograph is a global leader in respiratory diagnostics. Our products and solutions help clinicians diagnose, monitor and manage respiratory conditions, including asthma. Asthma is a condition very close to our hearts as individuals and as an organisation, so Vitalograph is proud to fundraise for Asthma Society of Ireland
Take A Breath Challenge
This Autumn, the Asthma Society of Ireland (ASI) is running their biggest community event called ‘Take a Breath’. ASI is the national charity dedicated to empowering Ireland’s 380,00 people with asthma to take control of their asthma by providing them and their families with information, education, services and support.
Vitalograph – Fundraising Activities
On Friday 29 September, we will host a bake sale at our Ennis and Limerick sites. Tasty treats from local favourite, O’Connors Bakery always go down a storm, while we raise money for a very worthy cause.
A team of walkers from Vitalograph will also hike in the Burren, County Clare, one of the world’s most unique landscapes and a UNESCO Global Geopark. We are looking forward to seeing the Burren in its autumn splendour.
Keep your eyes peeled for a few pics of our team, who will strike a pose at a breathtaking setting #takeabreath We are lucky to have such a beautiful location on our doorsteps in Ireland!
A special thank you to local coach company, C&C Executive Travel, who are kindly sponsoring the coach for the day.
Support our fundraising page
All funds raised will go directly to the Asthma Society of Ireland. Visit our page here. Thank you!
Let’s help stop preventable asthma deaths by 2030