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November is Lung Cancer Awareness MonthThis year, our annual “State of Lung Cancer” report tells us: 

  • Lung cancer survival rates are improving!
  • Lung cancer rates and survival vary by state. See how you state rates. 
  • More must be done to protect people of color.

You can help. Share the report's key findings with friends and family. Spread the word about our Saved By The Scan campaign and its Lung Cancer Risk Quiz.

$1M Research Endowment Honors Courtney Cox Cole’s Legacy: Research provides hope and saves lives. In recognition of November’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the Lung Association is announcing the first-ever Courtney Cox Cole Research Award to help end lung cancer and honor the extraordinary life of a former all-star high school and college athlete, mother of two and successful business owner. Read about her legacy on our blog

Courtney Cox Cole and her children

November is ALSO National COPD Awareness MonthChronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) affects more than 12 million people in this country. The American Lung Association is committed to supporting those affected by this preventable and treatable disease. This month, we encourage you to explore the impact of COPD through our updated COPD Trends Brief and learn tips to manage your disease or find support at Lung.org/COPD

COPD patient talking to doctor

Enroll Now for Healthcare Coverage: Quality and affordable healthcare is important for everyone, but especially for those with lung diseases like asthma, COPD or lung cancer. Enrollment for healthcare coverage on Healthcare.gov is open through January 15 in most states. The American Lung Association has tools and information to help patients, including updated FAQs about the enrollment process and infographics to help patients with lung diseases, including asthma and COPD, choose a healthcare plan. Please share the resources at www.lung.org/openenrollment with your family and friends.

SUPPORT THE LUNG ASSOCIATION

Help Your Way with a DIY Fundraiser! This holiday season or any time of the year, celebrate or honor a loved one whose life has been impacted by lung disease. With our DIY resources, starting a fundraiser has never been easier. Get involved today.

RESEARCH

Upping our Research Investment: We are proud to announce a total research investment for this year of $13.6 million to help find better ways to prevent, treat and even cure lung diseases like asthma, COPD and lung cancer. Meet the new awardees in our Research Team, learn about our current research and search for research topics that touch you.

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Recent research study challenges asthma testing – A new publication study by the American Lung Association’s Airways Clinical Research Centers questions the continued use of a clinical asthma test, finding no link between a Bronchodilator Response test and outcomes in patients with poorly-controlled asthma. Read more in this new research blog.

PATIENT SUPPORT

National Asthma Educator Institute Virtual Course:  

December 12, 13 & 15: Our December 2023 Asthma Educator Institute virtual live streaming course will feature expert faculty speakers from the Western region. This event will run approximately 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. MT each day. Registration deadline is 12/08/23. This is a preparatory course for the NBRC Asthma Educator Specialist (AE-C) exam and provides guidelines-based asthma education following the current NHLBI EPR-3 standard of care for asthma.  You can find more information on the AEI WEBSITE. Register here today.

At Risk Veterans Encouraged to Get Scanned: Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer among Veterans and this year, the American Lung Association and VA collaborated to develop resources that help promote lung cancer screening to high-risk Veterans. Learn more at Lung.org/veterans.

Get Involved with Tobacco Efforts this November: This month, the Lung Association is raising awareness around tobacco and vaping by recognizing No Vape November, Lung Cancer Screening Day (11/11), as well as the Great American Smokeout (11/16). We encourage you all to get involved by: 

Lung Cancer CT Scan

HEALTHY AIR

Tell President Biden and EPA: Don’t Delay, Clean Air Today: The Biden administration has been working on several policies to clean up sources of pollution, and the window to get these policies across the finish line is rapidly closing. The nation urgently needs a suite of strong protections finalized that will clean up pollution from cars, trucks, power plants and the oil and gas industry. Please sign and share our new action alert telling EPA “Don’t Delay, Clean Air Today!”

EACH BREATH BLOG 

The Search for a Universal Flu Vaccine: Every autumn, we’re reminded to roll up our sleeves and get our flu shot to safeguard against influenza, because vaccines are undeniably effective in reducing the risk of contracting this contagious respiratory illness. But imagine a potential breakthrough that could replace the need for annual flu vaccinations. Read more.

Giving Thanks

November is a time for giving thanks, and we are eternally grateful for supporters like you. Because of your donations, our diverse and lifesaving work is possible. As we approach Thanksgiving, we want to thank you for all you do to help now and always. 

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