The Legacy Society

A special group made up of special people, like you.

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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 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. 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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The Legacy Society is a special group of friends of the American Lung Association who have made the commitment to help create a world without lung disease.

You become part of this group when you leave a gift in your will, trust or other account for the American Lung Association.

As a Legacy Society member, you will receive:

  • Recognition as a member of the Legacy Society.
  • Invitations to events hosted by your local American Lung Association.
  • Updates about the work of the American Lung Association, nationwide and in your community.
  • Satisfaction knowing that your gift will improve lung health for future generations.

The Impact of Your Giving


could sustain our work in lung disease and lung cancer medical research, new treatments, CT screenings, lung health education and more.


given as a gift in your will, trust or by beneficiary designation could create your legacy of healthy lungs and healthy air.


could fund new research initiatives, expand current programs, or help to support the work of current researchers.

*Please note that these examples are for illustration purposes only and actual gift amounts may differ. Please contact our team to see the impact you can make possible.

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