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The Impact of the Legacy Society

For more than 100 years, the American Lung Association has been a leader in helping people quit smoking, fighting for healthy air, investing in critical research for lung disease and, now, defeating lung cancer. We are only able to do that through the help of our donors. Learn how you can help save lives.


Founded in 1904, the American Lung Association has been the leader in the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air.

What began as a crusade to control tuberculosis in the United States has developed into a mission to save lives, by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.

It’s an ongoing fight that has produced a history of positive results. That includes over one million people who have ended their addiction to tobacco to tobacco because of our Freedom From Smoking programs.

An ever-expanding research program that includes the nation’s largest non-profit network of clinical trial centers supporting asthma and COPD patients. And an imperative that we defeat lung cancer, the nation’s leading cancer killer.

A vital component of our success is the financial support we receive from donors like you.

By making the American Lung Association part of your legacy plans, you are giving a gift that will impact future generations.

These types of gifts can be made in many different ways, including leaving a gift in your will, designating the Lung Association as a beneficiary of your retirement plans or insurance policies and charitable trusts, among other things.

Please consider including the American Lung Association as part of your legacy by making a gift through your will.

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    Page Last Updated: May 15, 2018

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