Where the money goes


Every day, on average, we take more than 22,000 breaths. For some people, just one breath is a challenge.

At least one in four Australians has a lung disease and it is responsible for 14% of all Australian deaths. Despite this research into lung disease is significantly under-funded relative to other disease areas.

To address this research gap, Lung Foundation Australia and the Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand have joined forces to form an initiative called Lungs for Life to attract more research funding into lung disease.

Research is one of the most effective ways to improve the prevention, detection, treatment and management of lung disease.  We are dedicated to finding cures for different lung diseases through funding world-class lung research in Australia.

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