The LUNG FORCE Ambassador program is an opportunity for Arizona residents to imagine a world free of lung disease. As part of the LUNG FORCE Initiative, a nationwide initiative led by the American Lung Association to unite men and women to stand together against lung cancer, this program helps to raise awareness and funds to support research which will lead to better treatments and improved methods of early detection for lung disease.
Through LUNG FORCE, the Lung Association connects with the communities that we serve to raise awareness about lung cancer, its risk factors, and screening options. The Ambassador program elevates the pursuit of lung health in the state of Arizona by bringing together passionate and motivated professionals. Through networking, professional development, volunteering, and fundraising for the American Lung Association in Arizona, members will be an integral part of impacting the state and those who suffer from lung disease, particularly lung cancer.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths for both men and women, yet awareness remains critically low. According to the Women's Lung Health Barometer, only 3% of women have lung cancer on their health radar. However, over the last 39 years, the rate of new lung cancer cases has increased by 97%t among women while decreasing 32% among men. According to the 2021 State of Lung Cancer Report by the American Lung Association, nationally, only 22.9% of lung cancer cases are diagnosed early when it is more likely to be curable.
Turquoise is the color of lung health. And we are proud to say that 90 cents of every dollar you help to raise goes towards American Lung Association's program costs and the American Lung Association has been at the forefront of lung health in Hawai'i for over 90 years.
Meet Our Ambassadors
Our LUNG FORCE Ambassadors are leaders across Arizona joined in raising awareness and funds to support research which will lead to better treatments for and improved methods of early detection for lung disease. Click the ambassador's photo to learn more.