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  • FY16 Annual Report Introduction

For more than 110 years, the American Lung Association has been America's leading force for lung health—successfully tapping into America's spirit of community that inspires us to work together for better health and longer life for all.

Together with our millions of supporters, the American Lung Association is saving lives every day by finding treatments and cures, helping people manage their disease and stay healthy, fighting to preserve the laws that protect our health, and empowering and engaging our supporters to join us in action.

Empowering and Engaging

We are your American Lung Association. Everything we do is made possible by your passion, generosity and action. Your passion has made LUNG FORCE a nationwide movement that empowers women to fight lung cancer. Your generous donations fuel our research funding to defeat lung disease. And your action, supporting our walks, climbs and advocacy efforts help build a healthier future for this generation and future generations.


Medical research is the promise that soon we will discover something new that will ease the burden, restore health and ultimately cure disease. Thanks to you, this promise is fulfilled every year as our research continues to unlock the secrets of asthma, COPD, lung cancer and more, in ways that have a direct, life-changing impact on patients' lives.

Staying Healthy

Thanks to your support, we continue to prevent lung disease by helping people quit smoking and reduce exposure to secondhand smoke and air pollution, indoors and out. We provide tools and support to help people take control of their health, get immunized, reduce asthma triggers and manage their lung conditions to live a fuller, longer life.

Fighting For Health

Because you care, we work with lawmakers to pass and defend laws that protect our health, like the Clean Air Act that gives us healthier air and the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act that helps kids escape the grip of tobacco. We also fight to preserve and increase federal funding for medical research and prevention programs.