American Lung Association News - March 16, 2023

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March 16, 2023

Have a Question or Need Help? Our Lung HelpLine Experts Are Standing By

Call the American Lung Association HelpLine @ 1?800?LUNGUSA (1?800?586?4872 and press 2), or submit your question online.

Our experts address a wide range of lung health questions, everything from disease management to affordable medication access, supplemental oxygen and clinical trials.

This service is FREE and features:

- licensed registered nurses, respiratory therapists and certified tobacco treatment specialists
- bilingual Spanish-speaking staff and live language interpretation service for over 250 languages

Learn more: How the Lung HelpLine Answers Questions a Search Engine Can’t.
Marching to the End of a Busy Month
We're ending March with a whirlwind of activities, including our LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day (3/29), returning this year to Washington D.C. This annual event brings together volunteers from across the country to tell their stories and advcocate for lung health. We're also raising awareness about sleep apnea for World Sleep Day (3/17) and getting ready for Take Down Tobacco Day (3/31). All of this important work is possible due to your unwavering support. Read about it in this month's Mission Moment.
Women Who Made Lung Health History
Join us in celebrating Women’s History Month (March 1 – 31) as we spotlight the women who have made lung health history. Read about their lives and legacy.
Your Heart and Lungs: The Ultimate Relationship
Your heart and lungs aren't just friendly roommates in the chest cavity. They're in a serious relationship, so when one has a problem, it affects the other. Their harmonious functioning means good cardiopulmonary health. Learn how to keep this couple happy in our new blog.

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Save on Taxes While Helping to Save Lives

You can make a lasting difference for people affected by lung disease while saving on your 2023 taxes. Here are two ways to reduce your income taxes before December 31 with a gift to the American Lung Association:

Gifts of appreciated securities are a smart tax strategy. You can get an income tax deduction and also avoid some capital gains tax.
- Gifts from your IRA offer tax benefits. If you are 70½ or older, you may be eligible to make a qualified charitable distribution (QCD), and you may avoid paying income taxes on your donation.

Treatment Options for IPF
For those who live with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), exploring treatment options is important whether their case is mild or severe. Because of the advanced research being done for IPF, clinical trials offer treatment options that were not available before. The American Lung Association is partnering with Horizon Therapeutics to support families affected by IPF/PF and provide them with access to the most current clinical trials. Learn more about IPF/PF clinical trials at Lung.org.