Your Dollars At Work

The American Lung Association is the leading organization dedicated to saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through education, advocacy and research.

Our non-profit organization works to defeat lung cancer, improve the air we breathe, reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families, eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases.

Your generous donations make our work possible.

Our important lung health programs and focus areas include:

COVID-19 Action Initiative

In March of 2020, the American Lung Association launched a $25 million initiative to end COVID-19, a comprehensive $25M initiative to end COVID-19 and defend against future respiratory virus pandemics.

This initiative will be used to fund respiratory research, enhance key public health measures through education and advocacy, and establish an advanced network of public and private entities to develop new vaccines, detection tests and treatment therapies, to stop future respiratory virus pandemics.


The American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative unites women, men and caregivers across the country to stand together for lung health and against lung cancer. Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of both men and women in the U.S., and about every two and half minutes, a person in this U.S. learns they have lung cancer.

More must be done to raise awareness and the research funding needed to defeat lung cancer once and for all. Join the movement today at


Lung Action Network

Our Lung Action Network is a group of advocates that make their voices heard on key issues that impact lung health. By becoming an advocate, you lend your voice to our critical efforts to reduce lung disease, fight for clean air and, ultimately, save lives. Sign up now!

Asthma Basics

An interactive online learning module designed to help people learn more about asthma and asthma management techniques, Asthma Basics is available for everyone - including school nurses, community health workers, individuals with asthma, parents of children with asthma, co-workers, and friends and family who want to learn more about the disease.

Better Breathers Clubs

Better Breathers Clubs are patient-centered and community-based educational support groups for those living with chronic lung disease and their caregivers. Clubs meet regularly and feature educational presentations on resources and support on better COPD and pulmonary fibrosis management.

Freedom From Smoking®

For more than 35 years, Freedom From Smoking® has helped hundreds of thousands of people to quit smoking for good. Ranked as one of the most effective programs in the country, Freedom From Smoking is available online, through in-person group clinics or a self-guided workbook, and takes the individual through the process of quitting smoking, one step at a time.

Lung HelpLine

Staffed by registered nurses, respiratory therapists, certified tobacco specialists and counselors, our free Lung HelpLine is available at 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872). If you are newly diagnosed with a lung disease, want to quit smoking or have any lung health questions, we are here to help.

For information about additional programs and other focus areas, visit

Saving Lives Through Research, Education, and Advocacy

Breathing is essential to life. From our first breath to our last, every breath counts. That's why the American Lung Association is dedicated to supporting healthy lungs and clean air, making an impact in your community and across the nation.

Funding $165 million in lung health research.
Serving more than 34 million Americans with lung disease.
Fighting for 326 million Americans' right to breathe clean air.