January 2017 Articles
Why We All Need to Come Together and Fight for Healthcare Coverage
More than 32 million Americans have some kind of lung disease -- asthma, COPD (which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis), lung cancer, pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis or others -- and each of them know that when you struggle to breathe, that’s all that matters.
Is Enough Being Done to Prevent and Reduce Tobacco Use?
The American Lung Association’s “State of Tobacco Control" 2017 report shows both the progress and failure of states and the federal government to prevent and reduce tobacco use.Related Topic: Tobacco & Smoking
Where does your donation go?
Gifts to the American Lung Association come in many different forms – one-time donations, memorials, planned giving, funds raised through events, such as Fight For Air Climbs or LUNG FORCE Walks. No matter how you give, as good stewards, we are committed to making your donation go as far as possible with proven-effective strategies.Related Topic: Impact
I Still Have Urges, But I’m Smokefree
I’ve never really liked smoking. I tried to quit more than a dozen times but I was addicted to the nicotine—so much so that I actually got addicted to nicotine patches.
8 Tips to Quit Smoking for Good in 2017
If you or a loved one is thinking about quitting smoking, this is the year to quit for good with the right resources, and with family and friends cheering on.Related Topic: Tobacco & Smoking
Happy Birthday, EACH Breath
We’ve put together a few highlights from the past year, taking a look at some of the most popular posts and a few hidden gems you might’ve missed.Related Topic: Impact
LUNG FORCE: Immunotherapy Comes of Age
"I became interested in medicine in grade school after volunteering at an emergency room which I found exciting, and then in college I rode along with the student run emergency service," said Dr. Mary Jo Fidler, an oncologist at the Rush University Medical School who's turned her childhood passion for saving lives into a career in the burgeoning field of immunotherapy, particularly as it relates to the treatment of lung cancer.
LUNG FORCE: Patti LaBelle Gets Personal about Losing Loved Ones to Lung Cancer
Grammy Award-winning singer Patti LaBelle lost many people close to her to lung cancer. Two of her sisters, Jackie and Vivian, lost their lives to the disease in their early 40s as well as her first choir instructor who helped shape who she is as a performer.
Fighting for Lung Cancer Patients: My experience at LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day
I was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer on September 27, 2011. I will never forget that day and the doctor's exact words: "You have lung cancer that has already spread to your spine." I was 40 years old, very active and fit, and had no known risk factors. I was learning, like thousands of others, that you only need lungs to get lung cancer.
LUNG FORCE: Celebrating Women's History Month and Fighting Lung Cancer with Valerie Harper
America absolutely fell in love with Valerie Harper for her portrayal of Rhoda Morgenstern in The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Rhoda and Mary were an unstoppable team, especially when they were both single, but it was Rhoda that stole the show. She was spunky, brash and fun, brave enough to move to New York on her own, and divorced—unapologetically—in an era when this was uncommon.