The American Lung Association was founded in 1904. Their core mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. They provide support and resources to adults and children, as well as develop ways to maintain healthy indoor and outdoor air.
The American Lung Association of Missouri, located in South City on Hampton Ave., offers a variety of programs for people whose lives have been touched by lung disease. Some of the most popular programs include:
- Asthma Educator Institute
- Better Breathers Club
- Freedom from Smoking
- Freedom from Smoking Facilitator Training
- Missouri Fights Lung Cancer
- Lung HelpLine
In their ongoing ‘Fight for Air’ effort, the American Lung Association of Missouri is always looking for supporters. There are multiple special events that take place throughout the year including the popular Asthma Walk or Master the Met. To discover volunteer opportunities, please submit an application here or call 314-645-5505.
To keep up on all the happenings of the American Lung Association of Missouri, you can follow them on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube – or sign up for their enewsletter.
I chose the ALA because I suffer from asthma, and I wanted to support my daughter and her friends when they “Mastered the Met.” In honor of #GLSTL25, I donated $25 to my daughter’s participation in her event.