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Transition to Electric Vehicles and Clean Power Would Prevent 2.7 million Asthma Attacks in U.S. Kids - Our new report, "Boosting Health for Children: Benefits of Zero-Emission Transportation and Electricity," highlights that a widespread transition to zero-emission vehicles and electricity would dramatically improve the health of children across the U.S. The transition would prevent 2.79 million pediatric asthma attacks and millions of other respiratory symptoms and save hundreds of infant lives by 2050. Learn more and see the full report at Lung.org/EV.

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Overwhelming Support for Cleaner Air – We just released two new polls that show voters strongly support standards to address air pollution. Our first new poll shows 7 in 10 voters support EPA action to clean up truck pollution. The second finds that nearly 80% of voters support EPA’s stricter standards for particle pollution. These strong results are very timely - EPA recently finalized these to limit particle pollution and is working now on standards to reduce carbon emissions from heavy-duty vehicles, including buses and trucks. You can help ensure this happens by taking action. 

Women’s History Month – Throughout March, we will be shining a light on the research accomplishments of women, including researchers who are making key discoveries about flu and COVID-19 and those who are leading the way for others in the field of lung disease. See our blog “Celebrating Women at the Forefront of Lung Health Discovery.” Learn more at our Women's History Month webpage.

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SUPPORT THE LUNG ASSOCIATION

Calling All Climbers! Fight For Air Climb season is here. Now is your chance to climb the stairs of a local landmark and to raise funds for the Lung Association. Sign up now and build your own climb team! Find a Climb near you. Want to get inspired? Watch this Climb video

LUNG FORCE

LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day - March 20 - Our annual LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day is coming up on March 20 in Washington, D.C. Our LUNG FORCE Heroes–those personally affected by lung cancer–will unite from across the country to speak to their members of Congress about the urgent need to better address lung cancer. You can help by calling your members of Congress and asking them to support $51.3 billion in funding for the National Institutes of Health and $11.6 billion in funding for the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention. Learn more and take action.

PATIENT SUPPORT

COPD Educator Course - Registration is Open - Sign up for the next COPD Educator Course. The COPD Educator Course is designed to provide healthcare professionals with evidence-based strategies, best practices and the latest advancements in COPD management. CME and CEUs are available.

Dates: April 11, 16, and 18
Time: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET  
Location: Virtual Live Stream 

Register Now - COPD Overview Online Module - The COPD Overview Online Module is a free, one-hour, on-demand program featuring Dr. Neeraj Desai who shares his expertise on the epidemiology of COPD, risk factors, diagnosis, clinical factors and management.  One continuing education credit is available. Advance your COPD knowledge and take the COPD Overview Online Module. 

EACH BREATH BLOG 

The Unequal Burden of Asthma on the Black Community - Asthma is a chronic lung disease that affects 24.8 million people living in America. But the way asthma impacts those with the disease differs greatly depending on factors including race, gender and economic status. 

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We hope you enjoyed reading our Mission Moment, because your generous support makes all our work possible! Whether it’s funding research to help us end asthma, COPD lung cancer and more, keeping kids off tobacco, protecting the air we breathe and so much more, it all depends on your generous support. Thank you for helping us all breathe easier together. 

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Detroit, MI | May 29, 2024