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5 Nonprofits Working to Find a Cure for Asthma

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Asthma impacts millions of Americans and alters their life daily. Even though the disease can be treated and the symptoms minimized in most cases, there is no cure. Education and research are so important especially in diseases like these. 

Asthma nonprofits may not have the same hands-on volunteer experiences as other nonprofits, but they are so important for the end goal. We need more research done to help find a cure for asthma and continue to help those suffering from it have a more comfortable and healthy life.  

Today, we are highlighting five asthma nonprofits working to understand as much as possible about the disease and continue to fight for a cure.

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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America National

Vienna, VA
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America National is like many other asthma nonprofits that focus on multiple methods of helping those suffering from asthma. Research is a big part of that. They work with focus groups, qualitative market research, scientific drop development and much more. They also help match people with clinical trials that they would be a good fit for whenever possible. It is another great resource for any families dealing with asthma.

“This group helps professionals and patients alike gain an understanding of not only disease state, but how to communicate symptoms and management of asthma and allergies. What differentiates them from other great groups bringing awareness is how they implement strategies between doctor and patient as well as policy makers and patients. They also place emphasis on the patient taking ownership of disease-state no matter what age instead of placing sole responsibility on the physician. They are a must subscribe to all families that have allergies or asthma effecting their lives!”

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Allergy and Asthma Network – Mothers of Asthmatics Inc

Vienna, VA
The Allergy and Asthma Network is like many others that focus on multiple methods of helping those suffering from asthma. Research is a big part of that. They work with focus groups, qualitative market research, scientific drop development and much more. They also help match people with clinical trials that they would be a good fit for whenever possible. It is another great resource for any families dealing with asthma.

“This group helps professionals and patients alike gain an understanding of not only disease state, but how to communicate symptoms and management of asthma and allergies. What differentiates them from other great groups bringing awareness is how they implement strategies between doctor and patient as well as policy makers and patients. They also place emphasis on the patient taking ownership of disease-state no matter what age instead of placing sole responsibility on the physician. They are a must subscribe to all families that have allergies or asthma effecting their lives!”

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Associated Scientists to Help Minimize Asthma

Seattle, WA
Based in Seattle, the Associated Scientists to Help Minimize Asthma was founded by two physicians who wanted to advance treatments for allergy, asthma and immunology. With a broad team of scientists, doctors and specialists, they have completed over 500 FDA approved clinical trials. Families can use their website to see if they are eligible to participate in one of their trials and get in touch with someone.

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Arizona Asthma Coalition

Phoenix, AZ
The Arizona Asthma Coalition formed in 1996 and works with doctors, nurses, public health officials, families and other stakeholders to help decrease the burden of asthma in Arizona. They produce newsletters and host an annual conference for healthcare professionals to share findings and trials and get feedback from colleagues. Giving people a place to collaborate is crucial to research efforts and finding a cure as well as alternative treatment methods. This coalition is doing great work in the state of Arizona.

“This coalition assists with providing tools for a range of asthma advocates such as physicians, school nurses, daycare providers, respiratory therapists, and families affected by asthma. The yearly conference shares a wealth of knowledge for all providers and educators on current guidelines and ideas on how to become successful with asthma education & care provided at schools to clinic settings. As a mother of a child with asthma, I appreciate all the hard effort, passion, and care that all the board members & volunteers of this coalition provide. I highly recommend anyone to join this coalition to help fight asthma in Arizona!”

Photo Source: American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation Inc

American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation Inc

Milwaukee, WI
For the last two decades, the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Foundation, Inc has given grants to dozens of investigators that are researching diseases like asthma. Their mission is to improve the life of all those patients suffering by continuing to learn and understand allergic and immunological diseases. They host some benefit events and an annual 5k walk/run to help raise money for the research.

The research completed by these organizations and the others around the world need donations and partnerships to continue their crucial work. Consider supporting research efforts in your next donation.