The COVID-19 pandemic has changed how people live their lives, including new ways to celebrate the holiday season.
For those looking for a new take on holiday giving, the American Lung Association offers a few holiday gift-giving ideas that support lung health and efforts to end COVID-19 and future respiratory viruses through the American Lung Association’s COVID-19 Action Initiative.
Wearing a mask is a powerful way for people to show they care about protecting the health of those around them - a perfect heartwarming holiday sentiment. Washable, reusable multi-ply masks in American Lung Association blue are available through the organization’s COVID-19 Action Initiative. With the purchase of two Buy 2 Get 2 masks from the American Lung Association, two masks will be given to someone in need.
The lung association’s mission hits close to home with firefighters because of their increased susceptibility to lung disease, including cancer, due to exposure of gases, chemicals and smoke in the line of duty. To celebrate the lung association’s most dedicated supporters and their participation in the Fight For Air Climbs a purchase of a 2021 American Lung Association Firefighter Calendar. Proceeds for their efforts will support their efforts to raise money for lung health education, advocacy and research.
Give the gift of a smoke-free future to a loved one by purchasing a one-year membership to the online quit smoking program. About 70 percent of adult smokers want to quit, and more than 50 percent will try in the next year, but fewer than 10 percent will be successful without the right support. Smoking is an addiction and quitting is difficult. But the American Lung Association’s Freedom From Smoking has helped hundreds of thousands of people quit for good.
“While the 2020 holiday season might not be what you imagined, consider gifts from the lung association that are fun and unique - and also give back,” said Deborah Brown, chief mission officer, American Lung Association. “More than 36 million people are living with a lung disease, making many of them more susceptible to severe complications from COVID-19. By giving a gift from the lung association, you can support our most vulnerable when they need it the most.”
For another easy way to support the lung association while shopping online, simply select the American Lung Association as the designated charity beneficiary on eBay and AmazonSmile. To donate directly to the lung association go to lung.org.