Our Vision
Is a World Free of Lung Disease

About Us

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 Americans 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 Americans each year and supports millions of Americans with our pioneering model of education, advocacy and research.


88 cents of every dollar goes to program services


73 research grants funded directly through our research program


For more than 115 years the American Lung Association has been the champion of lung health


45,000 people participated in our event fundraisers last year

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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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.

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.

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