The American Lung Association is proud to announce the naming of the American Lung Association in Kansas & Greater Kansas City Local Leadership Board as recipient of the organization’s highest distinction, reaching the Gold Standard level of service. This designation recognizes the all-volunteer Kansas & Greater Kansas City Leadership Board’s nation-leading achievements in fundraising, mission execution, awareness building and advocacy efforts in support of the Lung Association’s mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
“I am thrilled to accept this honor on behalf of the American Lung Association in Kansas & Greater Kansas City’s Leadership Board whose singular vision always has been to make our communities healthier and better places to live,” said Margaret Richards, chair, American Lung Association in Kansas & Greater Kansas City Local Leadership Board. “Until lung disease is eliminated, we continue to welcome leaders from across Kansas & Greater Kansas City to join us in this important mission.”
To achieve the “Gold Standard” distinction, Local Leadership Boards must reach aggressive benchmarks of Board Operations, including ensuring diversity, equity, and inclusion, participation, fundraising and mission engagement in their regions. To date, only ten of the Lung Association’s 41 Leadership Boards have reached this level of distinction, with many others attaining Silver or Bronze.
Get involved and help the American Lung Association’s mission. The Fight For Air Climb in Kansas City is coming up this spring on March 3. Learn more at FightForAirClimb.org/KansasCity.
About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, which has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and is a Platinum-Level GuideStar Member, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org. To support the work of the American Lung Association, find a local event at Lung.org/events.