National Volunteer Week: Texas teen volunteers as lung cancer advocate after personal tragedy
It’s National Volunteer Week, and at the American Lung Association, volunteers are the lifeblood of our organization. Whether making calls to their lawmakers, working the registration table at a LUNG FORCE Walk, or leading an Open Airways for Schools class, we depend on volunteers to advance our mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
In Support of Science
Earth Day in Washington, D.C., was cool and rainy, but it did not dampen the spirits of thousands of scientists, students and supporters of science marching from the Washington Monument to the Capitol. Joined by an energetic group of colleagues, plus American Lung Association volunteers and friends, we assembled early Saturday morning and made our way to the March for Science rally.
Advocacy Day 2017 Wrap Up: Q&A with John F. Emanuel, Board Chair
Earlier this month, LUNG FORCE heroes from across the country went to Washington, D.C., for the American Lung Association’s second annual LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day. Our editorial team talked to John F. Emanuel, JD, Lung Association Board Chair, about his experiences on Capitol Hill and how he sees LUNG FORCE growing in the future.
The Air We Breathe
Yesterday, April 20th, the American Lung Association participated in The Atlantic's The Air We Breathe summit, a day following the release of our 18th annual "State of the Air" report.
Making a Difference: Virginia High School Students Spreading Air Quality Awareness to Protect Lung Health
Meet Zoe Perry and Blake Rogers. Zoe and Blake are students at Westfield High School in Chantilly, Virginia, and started the Air Quality Flag Program at their school to help educate students about air pollution and enable them to make healthy choices.Related Topic: Healthy Air
Why Lung Cancer Screening Isn’t for Never Smokers
Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of both men and women. Why is the disease so fatal? One reason is that lung cancer does not often show symptoms until later stages when it has already spread. This makes early detection key and lung cancer screening so important for those at risk, particularly for those who have smoked heavily and for a long time.
The Terrible 10: Air Pollution's Top 10 Health Risks
We know that the air we breathe is important, but why? Air pollution may sometimes be invisible, but it can leave a big imprint on our health. In fact, we're learning that air pollution can impact our health in more ways than previously imagined.Related Topic: Healthy Air
Advocacy Day 2017: Together We Stand- Our Fight Against Lung Cancer
Nearly three years ago, the American Lung Association formed LUNG FORCE with the goal of uniting the nation against lung cancer, the leading cancer killer of both women and men in the U.S. Together, we are making lung cancer a cause people care about, driving policy change and increasing research funding.Related Topic: LUNG FORCE
Making Lung Cancer Stigma a Thing of the Past
When people reveal that they have been diagnosed with cancer, what should they expect to hear? One would hope they would receive words of support and encouragement. Unfortunately, when many lung cancer patients divulge their diagnosis, they are asked, “Did you smoke?” This knee-jerk response is the result of a stigma that has followed lung cancer for decades.
CDC Honors American Lung Association Employees for TB Work
The American Lung Association is celebrating the achievements of two employees’ outstanding work in the field of tuberculosis (TB) outreach. Luvette Baldwin and Stephanie Quinn, each Health Promotion Managers of the American Lung Association of Georgia, have been named Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) U.S. TB Elimination Champions.Related Topic: Health & Wellness