The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. For more than 100 years, we have led the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air, whether it’s searching for cures to lung diseases, keeping kids off tobacco, or fighting for laws that protect the air we all breathe.
Our Mission: To save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
Below are a few of the accomplishments reached by our Coastal South Carolina office throughout the past year:
- 59 children and parents attended Camp Breathe Easy. They were given resources to help control asthma, keeping the kids out of the emergency room and in the classroom.
- 8 children from Chicora Elementary completed Open Airways for Schools. OAS is a program that educates and empowers children through a fun and interactive approach to asthma self-management.
- 100 people received support from 3 Better Breathers Clubs. BBCs offer the opportunity to learn ways to better cope with COPD and other lung diseases, while receiving the support of others who share similar struggles.
- 702 TB patients were assisted with incentives and enablers.
- 80 elementary students received tobacco education.
- 82 people took part in 13 Freedom From Smoking clinics to get support on their journey to quit smoking.
- 20 people completed Asthma Basics, an interactive online learning module designed to help people learn more about asthma.
- Our local office, along with other community businesses and coalitions, implemented the 2016 Charleston Partners for Clean Air Conference.
- 1,800 calls were taken by the Lung HelpLine to address people’s questions about lung health and lung disease.
- Reached more than 100 businesses with “Smoke-Free” and “Tobacco-Free” window stickers provided through a South Carolina Tobacco-Free Collaborative grant.
- Thousands of dollars were raised for lung disease research.
Camp Breathe Easy
LUNG FORCE Run/Walk
Murrells Inlet Better Breathers Club
For more information contact:
Margaret Ann Youngs | Development Manager
American Lung Association in South Carolina
Serving the Coastal Area
44-A Markfield Drive | Charleston, SC 29407
O: 843-556-8451 | F: 843-766-3294