Emphysema Foundation for Our Right to Survive

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There are many resources available for those who suffer from respiratory diseases. Support organizations and informational websites exist for nearly every major disease. We'll help guide you to the resources you need.


EFFORTS is a non-profit organization which takes an active role in promoting research for more effective treatment and, hopefully, a cure for emphysema and related lung diseases.


  • Location: Kansas City, MO
  • Primary Emphasis: EFFORTS is dedicated to the support of individuals who suffer with Emphysema, a Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). They also work to further the education of those who are not completely familiar with our disease, and we provide a support mailing list for our members.
  • Link to website: http://www.emphysema.net/bindex.asp

Additional Respiratory Resources Info:

The more you learn about the air you breathe to more you can protect your health, view the American Lung Association's State of the Air Infographic for more information about air pollution in the United States.

For a better understanding of terminology visit our Glossary.