Our vision is for a world where lung disease is a distant memory. We dream of a future where every American who breathes can do so, without the fear of lung cancer, COPD, an asthma attack or anything else that makes the simple act of breathing a challenge. It’s an ambitious goal, one that we’ve been working toward for nearly 115 years, and we won’t quit until it’s a reality. We’re constantly inspired by our many supporters and volunteers across the country. It’s your faith in our mission that drives us on every day. Saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease is what we live for, because breathing IS life. As we’ve often said, “When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters.” With your help, we move closer to making our vision a reality every day.
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.