Combined Federal Campaign - CFC # 48726

Breathing Better

Breathing Better

The ATS Foundation (dba Breathing Better: Curing Respiratory Diseases Through Research) is the philanthropic arm of the American Thoracic Society.

We support the ATS mission by funding research, education, and training to prevent, treat, and cure respiratory diseases. We define success by the benefits we provide to patients, families, and communities worldwide.

Respiratory disease is the third leading cause of death nationwide yet research into lung diseases is woefully underfunded. As a result, the most promising scientific leads of many young investigators go unfunded. For patients and their families desperately seeking cures and treatments for lung diseases, support for research can be a matter of life and death.

But research can change the future.

Your thoughtful gift supports grants for promising young researchers studying lung cancer, asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and more.

Your gift builds a future where we cure respiratory diseases through research—and patients can breathe better.

The American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation – Breathing Better participates in the Combined Federal Campaign/Medical Research Charities. Our CFC number is 48726.

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