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

Tome un Respiro

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

Tome Un Respiro - Coming September 2014!
The CHEST Foundation, with support from Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc., will be launching a campaign to increase the awareness, diagnosis, and treatment of COPD among Latinos. Check back in September. 

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.