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American Lung Association
  American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific  
American Lung Association of the Mountain Pacific


Winter 2012

Rene Klein ALA Office enews.jpgGreetings!

The bustle of the busy holiday season is upon us! As friends and families gather for special occasions, there are gifts to be bought, pies to be baked and much, much more on our to-do lists. Now, more than ever, it is important to take a moment and just…breathe! Self-care is so important when life gets busy, and one of the best ways you can take care of yourself (and others) is to get your annual flu shot. Learn more »

Raising Awareness About Lung Cancer In November

Participants at the Portland Lung Cancer workshopLung cancer is the single leading cause of cancer death in the U.S., accounting for more deaths than breast, prostate, colon, liver and kidney cancers combined. The American Lung Association is working to bring lung cancer to the forefront and increase awareness of the disease, because no one deserves lung cancer.
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Raising Funds, Having Fun!

Breathe Concert 2013Looking to be entertained, 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 »

The American Lung Association Funds New Study of the Effects of Wood Smoke on Lung Immunology
 Montana Researcher

In many of Montana’s mountain towns, as well as other states where wood use is high, particulates from wood smoke impact lung health. Dr. Christopher Migliaccio’s latest research determines how macrophages, the first line of defense in the lung, interact with wood smoke at different levels of exposure. Learn more »

Is the American Lung Association at the Top of Your Charitable Giving List?

The Suchaneks_web.jpgRon Suchanek & Jen Rahn have the American Lung Association at the top of their list!

During this giving season, make sure to include the American Lung Association at the top of your list to support this year. Every dollar is vital to our organization and helps us bring our mission—to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease—closer to reality. Learn more about the many ways to make a tax deductible gift to the Lung Association.

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Upcoming Events!

January 9; February 13, 2013:
Breathe Boot Camp - Seattle

January 11-13, 2013:
Washington Thoracic Society Conference

January 27, 2013:
Fight for Air Climb - Portland
April 27, 2013:
Fight for Air Climb - Boise
Hurry, Early Bird discount ends Dec. 31st!
Program Updates

Christmas Seals Have Arrived!
Learn about the history of this American Lung Association tradition and order your own seals for decorating holiday cards and packages!

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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Thank you to our featured Title Sponsor of the 2013 Kaiser Permanente Fight for Air Climb in Portland:
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