|The American Lung Association is the leading organization working toward the mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through Education, Advocacy and Research. With the generous support of the public, we are "Fighting for Air." We're America's oldest voluntary health organization, founded in 1904 as the National Association for the Study and Prevention of Tuberculosis– dedicated to combating tuberculosis (TB), the most dreaded disease of the time. Over the years, we expanded our fight, targeting other threats to lung health, and took the new name of the American Lung Association. |
Additionally, for over a quarter century the American Lung Association’s Camp Breathe Easy in Charleston, SC has provided asthmatic children an opportunity to experience camping activities they may otherwise be denied due to their condition. Through educational activities, campers learn to understand and manage their illness while improving their self-esteem.
Whether it’s advocacy efforts for clean indoor and outdoor air, tobacco prevention and cessation programs, education and life management programs for children with asthma, research to promote lung health and prevent lung disease, and lung disease support groups, the work of the American Lung Association helps save lives every day.