The American Lung Association (ALA) is a national organization dedicated to preventing lung disease and improving lung health through education, advocacy and research. The ALA’s mission is “to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.” The organization works to combat tobacco use, improve air quality to prevent lung disease and provide aid to lung cancer patients and their families. The ALA also provides resources for education on lung disease and funding for lung cancer research.
The ALA encourages participation in local chapters through advocacy, donations, volunteering or participating in local events. Examples of other ALA events include walks and runs, support groups and advocacy opportunities to promote lung health.
For more information on the ALA and ways to get involved, visit the ALA Plains-Gulf Region chapter’s website.