Partnering with CVS Health and Laura Dern to Support Our COVID-19 Action InitiativeCOVID-19 is an infection that attacks the lungs and has sickened and killed thousands. Unfortunately, there is so much we still don't know about the disease.
Our Partnership with Laura Dern
Laura Dern has been a partner and friend to the American Lung Association since 2015 through our LUNG FORCE initiative. Her story has been tied to lung cancer since she was a child. From her grandfather passing away from the disease when she was six, to her dear family friend Valerie Harper who passed away last year. She also became close to the writer Cheryl Strayed when she portrayed her mother in the film adaptation of the book Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail. Dern received an Oscar nomination for her role and wore turquoise on the red carpet in honor of LUNG FORCE. She has joined us many times over the years to help raise awareness about the #1 cancer killer.
And this year, she is joining us to tackle the respiratory issue that has affected us all: COVID-19. In addition, there are 36 million Americans who live with asthma, COPD and lung cancer and are more susceptible to severe complications from COVID-19.