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MILFORD, MI, July 25, 2016 – The FACES Foundation (Family and Caregiver Education & Support), a Milford based nonprofit organization, is proud to announce that they have been awarded a charitable grant from Vapotherm, Inc. to help support their signature program, The PHIL Award (Pulmonary Health and Illnesses of the Lungs). The PHIL Award is the only national award that recognizes outstanding respiratory therapists who provide exemplary care and treatment for patients with respiratory illnesses, as nominated by patients, family members, and other caregivers.  Once a year, hospital partners across the country present The PHIL Award to an outstanding respiratory therapist.  In addition to being known throughout the country as 'the best of the best' in respiratory care, PHIL Award recipients receive the Appreciation sculpture from FACES.  It illuminates the relationship between the RT and the patient.  In support of the importance of continuing education, the honoree also receives paid tuition from FACES to their state's annual professional conference.

About Vapotherm
Vapotherm, Inc is a privately held developer and manufacturer of advanced respiratory care technology based in Exeter, New Hampshire.  The company develops innovative, comfortable, noninvasive technologies for respiratory support of patients with chronic or acute breathing disorders.  Over 700,000 patients have been treated with Vapotherm High Flow Therapy.  For more information, visit

About The FACES Foundation
FACES is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, based in Milford, MI, whose mission is to acknowledge and promote professional excellence in the education and care of patients with pulmonary illnesses.  Established in 2006 in memory of Philip C. Lamka, who passed away as a result of complications from an Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD), FACES believes that professional excellence leads to improved healthcare outcomes among patients living with pulmonary illnesses. To learn more about FACES, please visit their website at

Sharman Lamka
President & Co-Founder
The FACES Foundation
877-505-2075 ext. 3