The CHEST Foundation

Our mission is to develop resources to champion the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of chest diseases through education, communication and research.

The CHEST Foundation

CHEST Foundation

Lung Cancer Care 

The CHEST Foundation, with support from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, has launched a Lung Cancer Care: A Team Approach campaign to raise awareness about lung cancer and the importance of medical specialists working together to provide the best care possible for people with lung cancer.


November is National COPD Awareness Month

To recognize National COPD Awareness Month, the CHEST Foundation has launched a Take Contol. Live Well. campaign to encourage people with COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) to adopt healthy lifestyle behaviors for better management of their illness and to improve quality of life.

Take Control. Live Well. provides free educational resources that can be downloaded to learn more about COPD, getting tested, treatments, lifestyle tips, plus other information. 

This campaign is made possible through a charitable grant from AstraZeneca.


Tome Un Respiro

Tome Un Respiro

The CHEST Foundation, with support from Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., has launched a campaign to increase the awareness, diagnosis, and treatment of COPD among Latinos. View COPD en Espanol.

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The CHEST Foundation, founded in 1996, is our philanthropic arm. 

Become a Donor
Your unrestricted donations will help support ongoing programs in many topic areas, including lung cancer, COPD, asthma, and sleep disorders.

Areas of Support

Research Grants and Awards 
The foundation has provided nearly $7 million to outstanding researchers working to advance the field in topics including:

  • Lung Cancer
  • Critical Care
  • Respiratory Health
  • Thrombosis
  • Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension
  • End-of Life Care
  • Asthma 

Community Service and Humanitarian Programs
CHEST members volunteer their time and medical expertise to help those in need in the United States and around the world. From asthma education in Texas to cardiac surgery in Rwanda, the foundation provides support to the non-profit and non-governmental organizations helping to facilitate these programs.

Youth Tobacco Prevention Programs
The foundation provides tobacco prevention information to youth through school education programs, family outreach, and community engagement activities.

Patient Education Resources
The foundation provides online medical information about pulmonary, critical care, and sleep disorders for use by health-care providers and the public.