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About Us

The American Lung Association is leading the way in helping all Americans breathe easier. Thanks to our donors, volunteers, program and event participants, and staff, we are America’s trusted source for lung health education, lung disease research, support, programs, services and advocacy.

About Us

Mission, Impact & History

For more than a century, the American Lung Association has led the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air. Today, we are focused on eliminating tobacco use and related lung disease, improving overall air quality for all and reducing the burden of lung disease on patients and their families.

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Our Leadership

Our Boards represent a cross-section of scientists, healthcare and policy professionals and local advocates fighting for air. Their engaged leadership informs the work of dedicated staff at the national, regional and state level.

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Scientific Advisors

Our Scientific Advisory Committee and Lung Cancer Medical Advisory Panel provide strategic guidance that inform all our efforts.

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Financial Statements

As a leading charity, we hold ourselves accountable to our donors and everyone who has a stake in healthy air and healthy lungs. Learn how donations are used to help fulfill our lifesaving mission.

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EACH Breath Blog

From health and fitness to inspiring stories of those living with lung disease, we're shining a light on lung health and having a bit of fun along the way.

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Sponsors & Supporters

Our corporate supporters and other partners provide critical support to help with our mission to improve lung health, prevent lung disease and support patients.

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Questions about your lung health? Need help finding healthcare? Call 1-800-LUNGUSA.

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Make a difference by delivering research, education and advocacy to those impacted by lung disease.

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