Young climber at Champ Camp, Colorado's
only summer camp for children with asthma.
Why Do We Climb?
The American Lung Association in Colorado needs your support more than ever to continue our Fight for Air.
With lung disease on the rise, we are fighting for research to find a cure tomorrow.
We are fighting for those who can't quit smoking and those who shouldn't start.
We are fighting for lungs that burn from exercise rather than from ozone.
We are fighting for asthma education to prevent children from dying of asthma attacks.
We are fighting for laws that improve air quality both inside and out.
And we won't breathe easy until we win that fight!!
Our program areas include the following:
Asthma: We are committed to educating children and families about how to manage asthma so they can live active, healthy lives.
Tobacco: It is a startling fact that ninety percent of all people who smoke got addicted before the age of 21. The ALAC program, Not-On-Tobacco, helps hundreds of high school students quit smoking.
Clean Air: ALAC works to promote mass transit, alternative fuels, and other measures to keep our air clean.
Lung Disease: ALAC provides workshops to help people with lung disease live healthier, more active lives.
Research: The American Lung Association, both locally and nationally, has provided $6 million to lung health research initiatives in Colorado over the last eight years.
For more information about the critical programs of the American Lung Association in Colorado visit www.lungcolorado.org!