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Fund research grants to find new treatments and strive to find cures for lung diseases like lung cancer, asthma and COPD.
Protect the nation's clean air laws and reduce toxic air pollution.
Help thousands of people quit smoking each year.
Educate thousands of kids about controlling their asthma so they can stay in school.
What are some of the things that initially connected you with the American Lung Association? (Please check all that apply.)
When did the fight for healthy lungs and clean air first become important in your life?
Together we have achieved many successes. Which success make you proudest to be a supporter?
To help Americans live longer, healthier lives, we must find better methods of detection, treatments and cures for all lung diseases. For over 100 years, the American Lung Association has supported research to achieve this goal and we continue to fund, develop and advocate for programs that will result in life-changing advances for people impacted by lung disease.
Reducing the burden of lung disease
More than 32 million Americans live with a chronic lung disease like asthma and COPD, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Through education and support programs for those living with a lung disease, their caregivers and those that love them, the American Lung Association is continually working to reduce the burden of living with a lung disease.
Working to defeat lung cancer.
Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of both women and men in the United States, and approximately two-thirds of people diagnosed with lung cancer have never smoked or are former smokers. LUNG FORCE, our public awareness and fundraising initiative, calls on all Americans to raise their voices to defeat this devastating disease.
Eliminating tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases
We are working to strengthen laws and policies that protect everyone from secondhand smoke and the deadly effects of tobacco use. We are happy to report that 28 states and the District of Columbia have passed comprehensive laws prohibiting smoking in almost all public places and workplaces. But we won’t stop until everyone in all 50 states can enjoy clean, smokefree air where they live, work and play.
Supporters like you creating a legacy for the future with planned gifts to the American Lung Association are critical to our ability to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Have you remembered us in your will or estate plan?
Page Last Updated: February 8, 2018
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