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Annual Report

2017 Annual Report - Looking Forward
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Looking Forward…

A World Free of Lung Disease


For more than 110 years, the American Lung Association has been America's leading force for lung health—inspired by America's spirit of community to work together for better health and longer life for all. Today the American Lung Association's mission is more important than ever. We never take breathing for granted, because millions of Americans fight for each and every breath. Through research, education and advocacy, and with the help of generous donors and dedicated volunteers, we will continue our mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Every day, we work to fulfill each of our strategic imperatives and continue to offer hope to all those touched by lung disease. Our vision of a world without lung disease is an ambitious goal, but with your support, it’s a future we'll see together.

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At the Oct. 26, 2017 Research Teams Announcement (left to right): Maximilian Diehn, M.D.; Lecia Sequist, M.D.; Harold P. Wimmer, National President and CEO, American Lung Association; Andrea Ferris, CEO of LUNGevity; Bree Turner, Stand Up To Cancer Ambassador and actress; Avrum Spira, M.D.; and Steven Dubinett, M.D. Diehn and Sequist are the Lung Cancer Interception Translational Research Team leaders while Spira and Dubinett lead the Lung Cancer Interception Dream Team.

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    What is LUNG FORCE?

    LUNG FORCE unites women and their loved ones across the country to stand together in the fight against lung cancer.

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