A non-profit and volunteer-based health charity, The BC Lung Association
depends on donations from the public to support lung health research,
education, prevention and advocacy.
The BC Lung Association
began as the Anti-Tuberculosis Society in 1906 in response to the rapid
spread of TB, the number one killer at the turn of the century.
1978, the Society changed its name to the BC Lung Association, and
now focuses on the entire scope of respiratory disease including asthma,
COPD (chronic bronchitis and emphysema), lung cancer, sleep apnea and
mission of the BC Lung Association is to lead provincial and
international lung health initiatives, prevent lung disease, help people
manage lung disease and promote lung health. We work together with the
Canadian Lung Association office as well as the other provincial Lung
Associations to help the one in five Canadians who have breathing