The American Lung Association in California is the leading health organization dedicated to fighting threats to lung health including asthma, lung cancer, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), tobacco and air pollution.
LUNG FORCE is the national movement led by the American Lung Association to unite women in the fight against lung cancer and for lung health. We invite you to join us – share your story and become a LUNG FORCE Hero, take the pledge and spread the word to make lung cancer a cause people care about and act on, and raise critical funds for lung cancer research. Visit LUNGFORCE.ORG to learn more and to join us in the movement.
Education and Programs
The Lung Association serves communities throughout California by providing numerous education and support programs to help children and adults better manage lung disease and improve their quality of life. Some of our many programs include the Better Breathers Clubs, Freedom From Smoking®, and Kickin’ Asthma, as well as the Lung HelpLine (1-800-LUNG-USA) that provides resources in over 150 languages.
The Promise of Research
Each year, the American Lung Association in California helps fund research that one day may lead to a cure for asthma, lung cancer, and COPD. One such research award is the Lung Cancer Discovery Award which supports investigators, at any level of research experience, who are focused on novel treatments or a cure for lung cancer. We support also basic and clinical research through training and “seed” grants for beginning researchers focused on improving lung health.
Fighting For Air
We advocate for stronger clean air and tobacco control policies at the local and state level to benefit children and adults with lung disease, and to help future Californians breathe easier. Our advocacy agenda aims to: