American Lung Association
American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific

Fall 2012

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Greetings!

Did you know that asthma is one of the leading causes of school absenteeism due to chronic illness, accounting for more than 14 million missed school days each year? This back-to-school season, the American Lung Association highlights tips for families of children with asthma and stresses the importance of crafting a plan to properly manage asthma in a school environment. Learn more »

Workplace Giving - An Easy Way to Support Your Local American Lung Association

Donate_enews.jpgDoes your workplace have an employee giving campaign? If so, this is one of the easiest ways to support the Lung Association, possibly even doubling your gift! Learn more »

Raising Funds, Having Fun!

Woman on stairclimb.jpgLooking to get in shape, or meet new people? We have a variety of opportunities to help you meet your personal goals, all while supporting a great cause—healthy lungs and clean air! Sign up today for one of our upcoming events, and learn more about our recent successful events. Learn more »

Research Findings Indicate Racial Differences in Asthma Diagnosis Test

Tired athlete enews.jpgA recent study conducted by the American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Centers Network (ACRC) – published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology – uncovered racial differences in the effectiveness of the Methacholine Challenge Test (MCT) in diagnosing asthma.  The MCT is a tool that has been widely used to diagnose asthma in patients with shortness of breath but normal spirometry. Learn more »

Local Firefighter Helps Lung Association Reach New Peaks

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This past June, at a national awards ceremony, the American Lung Association recognized local volunteer Mark Anderson (Wash.) as a recipient of its 2012 Volunteer Excellence Award. Learn more about Mark’s extensive contributions to the Lung Association. Learn more  »

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Upcoming Events!

October 10, November 14, December 12:
Breathe Boot Camp - Seattle

October 28:

Fight for Air Climb - Seattle 
 
Program Updates
Fight For Air From Your Phone
Protect your health and download the American Lung Association’s State of the Air® app. Get life-saving updates on your local air quality and learn how you can help fight for air.
Influenza Season Is Here Make sure you and your loved ones get vaccinated as soon as possible. Find a flu vaccine near you.

Lung HelpLine
Questions about your lung health? Ask an expert. Call 1-800-LUNGUSA or 1-800-586-4872. Translation services available in 200 languages!

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