Our Vision Is a World Free of Lung Disease

And we won't stop until we get there. Join us as we work to save lives by improving lung health, preventing lung disease, and creating a healthy world for all.

About Us

Founded 120 years ago, 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.

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Health Education

We provide resources to help countless individuals manage lung diseases, such as asthma, COPD, lung cancer and pulmonary fibrosis. We also help people overcome their addiction to tobacco products and live healthier lives.

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Federal & State Advocacy

We support laws that put public health first. Policies that improve lung health, reduce tobacco use, protect us from secondhand smoke, and clean up air pollution. Join our network of advocates to make your voice heard.

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Every year, we fund the best and the brightest in medical and scientific research to drive innovation, discover the unknown, and improve the lives of those living with lung disease.

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Local Events

Do something healthy and fun with friends while supporting lung health and clean air. Walk, run, cycle, stair-climb a skyscraper, do yoga or raise a toast at a gala. Learn and connect at an educational event or expo.

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Our Impact

Our work directly touches more than 20 million individuals each year and supports millions of people with our pioneering model of education, advocacy and research.


90 cents of every dollar goes to program services


129 research grants funded through our research program


For more than 120 years the American Lung Association has been the champion of lung health

25 Million

$25 million commitment to end COVID-19 and defend against future respiratory viruses

Help Us Create a World Free of Lung Disease

We are powered by everyday heroes and volunteers. Your support fuels our mission. Participate in an event, volunteer, become an advocate, or donate. Make a difference today.

Upcoming Events

Get involved in your community and meet others who are passionate about lung health. Whether it's an athletic event, a local quit smoking group or an educational expo, there is something for everyone.

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Join the Patient & Caregiver Network

Your community is here to support you. Whether you’re a patient living with a chronic lung disease or a caregiver, join this network to get direct access to timely education, support, and connection.

EACH Breath Blog

Go past the headlines as experts, volunteers and staff illustrate the latest discoveries and nuances around healthy lungs and clean air in our award-winning blog.

You Stopped Smoking—Now Start Screening

If you smoked, low-dose CT screening could save your life. Take the Saved By The Scan quiz to see if you should get screened for lung cancer.

Find Your Community

The impact of lung disease can be devastating—and no one should have to face it alone. Find an in-person support group, connect with an expert online or over the phone, or join one of our online communities today.

Freedom From Smoking Clinic - Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA | Sep 03, 2024
COPD Educator Course
, | Oct 17, 2024