To save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy.
When you can’t breathe, nothing else matters®.
Our Strategic Imperatives
Defeat Lung Cancer.
Lung cancer is the #1 cancer killer of both women and men in the United States. We call on all Americans to raise their voices to defeat this devastating disease and fund millions of dollars in research designed to find cures, prevent, and relieve suffering associated with lung cancer.
Champion clean air for all.
We work to protect public health from air pollution to ensure that all Americans have air that is safe and healthy to breathe. This includes promotion of electric vehicles, addressing climate change and advancing clean air policy.
Improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families.
Nearly 37 million Americans live with a chronic lung disease like asthma and COPD, which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Through our programs, services and research, we help those with lung diseases find the help they need.
Create a tobacco-free future.
Every year, close to half a million people in the U.S. die from tobacco-caused disease and thousands of youth start vaping. We provide education and cessation resources and support.
Fight For Air Climb
On February 24, 2024, the American Lung Association is excited to go to new heights for the first time at Capella Tower for the annual Fight For Air Climb Twin Cities! Join participants of all ages and abilities, including lung cancer and lung disease patients and survivors, their families & friends, members of the corporate and medical communities, and over 140 local firefighters and first responders as we climb 53 flights. Register in November with code EARLYBIRD to save! FightForAirClimb.org/TwinCities