Lung Association, Cleveland Clinic Join Forces Against Lung Disease

The collaboration includes providing free health screenings to Cleveland community

Today, the American Lung Association in Ohio announced that it is teaming up with Cleveland Clinic to help achieve its mission of ending lung disease. 

With this expanded relationship, Cleveland Clinic will have a larger role in the Lung Association’s annual LUNG FORCE Walk taking place September 18 at the Great Lakes Science Center. Cleveland Clinic will:

•    Provide health screenings and educational activities for all participants at the LUNG FORCE Walk. 
•    Announce a new program that will invest in the community through patient access to care as well as qualitative/clinical research to address health disparities and barriers to care.
•    Be a major sponsor the LUNG FORCE Walk.

“We are proud to continue our decades-long partnership with the American Lung Association and are excited to play a bigger role in the LUNG FORCE walk this year,” said Sumita Khatri, M.D., director of the Asthma Center and Vice Chair of the Respiratory Institute at Cleveland Clinic. “Caring for the community is a long-standing priority at Cleveland Clinic. In addition to the walk, we are providing free health screenings and resources to help patients better understand their lung health and connect them to care to help manage their condition.”   

"Although we are seeing lower numbers of COVID-19 cases, many nonprofits continue to struggle. Investment in local resources is still critical to the health of our communities. Cleveland Clinic understands this and we’re grateful for their dedication to our mission and their support through services to Cleveland and those who need it most," said Kim Covey, executive director of the Lung Association. 

“Without partners like Cleveland Clinic, the Lung Association’s important work in Cleveland would not be possible."

Registration for the event is free but fundraising is encouraged. Those who raise a minimum of $100 will receive a commemorative t-shirt. More information is available at

For more information, contact:

James A. Martinez
(312) 445-2501
[email protected]

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