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Harold P. Wimmer's Commitment to the American Lung Association

Harold P. Wimmer, National President & CEO of the American Lung Association, began working at the American Lung Association at the age of 23 as a health educator. Harold has dedicated his career to the organization's mission and truly believes in the work we are doing. That's why he has become a member of the Legacy Society and set up a gift to the Lung Association.


I remember when I started out at the American Lung Association when I was 23 years old as a health educator in Glen Ellyn, Illinois.

I've been able to grow up with the Lung Association, and we've made big strides in the fight against tobacco, supporting an ever-growing research program that includes the nation's largest network of clinical trial centers for asthma and COPD patients, working to ensure that the air we breathe is clean and safe, and now as we embark on our biggest challenge: defeating lung cancer – the nation's leading cancer killer.

Through the generous support of many, including the visionary Legacy Society donors, we have made transformational progress for those we serve. Things like helping over one million individuals end their addiction to tobacco passing the Clean Power Plan, providing in-person support groups for those living with chronic lung disease and creating a movement through LUNG FORCE to take a stand against lung cancer.

When I look back on my time with the American Lung Association and the work that we have been able to do I wanted to be able to seal my legacy with this organization that has made such an impact on my life.

y leaving a gift in my will, I know I’ll be able to make an impact for future generations.

I invite you to join me and countless others who are Legacy Society donors, who are Legacy Society donors. Legacy gifts can take many forms and you can visit our website at to explore your options.

Thank you for giving me a few minutes of your time, and I do hope you’ll consider including a gift to the American Lung Association in your will.

I'm proud of what we’ve been able to accomplish and know that the best is yet to come.

    Page Last Updated: May 15, 2018

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