Your Impact

All That You Make Possible

Other than our skin, the lungs are the only organ exposed to the external environment. There are many threats to the air we breathe and the health of our lungs. When you support the American Lung Association, you are creating a brighter future where no one has to suffer from the devastating effects of lung disease.

Thanks to amazing people like you, together we can:

Defeat Lung Cancer

Each day, we get one step closer to defeating lung cancer. With research, education and awareness, we can stop this disease in its tracks. Lung cancer kills more people living in America than any other type of cancer, but together we can change that.  Your support is creating a world where no one has to suffer from this disease.

After being a smoker for 30 years, Frank quit. Hear how Frank got a scan thanks to our “Saved By The Scan” ad campaign and caught his cancer early.

Champion Clean Air for All

With your help, the American Lung Association is working tirelessly to reduce ozone pollution, power plant emissions and vehicle emissions. These harmful pollutants can damage lungs, but with advocacy, we can create real change. The Lung Association is committed to educating the public about the dangers of air pollution and working with policymakers to create legislation that will improve air quality for all.

Your support enables the American Lung Association to provide practical guidance on lung health, like this video which describes how indoor air quality impacts your lungs, and provides tips for improving the indoor air quality in your home.

Prevent Lung Disease

When you support the American Lung Association you are making a difference in the lives of 36 million people living in America who struggle with lung disease. The American Lung Association provides education and support to help people prevent lung disease, and works tirelessly to find new ways to improve the quality of life for those affected by it. Together, we can continue this important work and make a real impact on the health of our nation. 

Dr. Kalhan discusses how focusing on millennials can add new perspectives to lung disease research.

Create a Tobacco-Free Future

More than 480,000 people living in our country die every year from tobacco-caused diseases. But you are empowering the American Lung Association to change laws and change minds about smoking. Every day, we are helping people break free from nicotine addiction and creating a future where no one ever has to suffer from the effects of tobacco again.

Because of your support, the American Lung Association is getting important information out about smoking. Quitting smoking is the single most important step a person can take to improve the length and quality of their life, and the health benefits can be seen within minutes and long-term.

“We feel that American Lung and the other associations are the associations that will have the greatest impact on the future.”

—Jim Ryan

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