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Fri, 11 Apr 2014 00:00:00 -0500
April 6 - 12 marked National Volunteer Week. The American Lung Association would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our volunteers for their contributions to the American Lung Association. We also want to recognize the exceptional volunteers who are the recipients of our annual Volunteer Awards. Each one represents, in their own special way, what it means to selflessly give to make our...

Thu, 27 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0500
With springtime upon us, many look ahead with excitement to warmer weather, flowers in bloom, and more hours of daylight. Although for some, these signs of spring also bring the common frustrations associated with asthma and allergies. Don't let asthma and allergy symptoms control your life! Keep these helpful hints from the American Lung Association in mind as you enjoy the budding new season.

Thu, 13 Mar 2014 00:00:00 -0500
Judy Weimer might raise some eyebrows when she says, “Lucy and Ethel gave me a new lease on life.” But she’s not referring to the old, “I Love Lucy” show. “Lucy” and “Ethel” are the names she’s given to the healthy new lungs she received in a double-transplant four years ago. And it’s because of these new lungs that Judy joined other American Lung Association volunteers and advocates to fight fo...

Tue, 25 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0600
The American Lung Association shares the story of Janet Freeman-Daily from Seattle, Washington. She is a stage 4 lung cancer survivor and advocate in the fight against lung cancer. Prior to her diagnosis, Janet had no family history of the disease and led an active and healthy lifestyle. Her story is one of perseverance and finding a new path after her diagnosis with this life-changing disease.

Fri, 21 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0600
With CVS Caremark's announcement yesterday that they will no longer sell tobacco products, including cigarettes, at all CVS/pharmacy locations, the company took a bold step. They have decided to prioritize the health and well-being of current and future customers and employees. We at the American Lung Association commend company leaders for this decision and we urge more retailers to join in effor...

Fri, 07 Feb 2014 00:00:00 -0600
Find out which American athletes with asthma are competing in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. The American Lung Association can help you be active with asthma.

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