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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Allergy-Related Diseases, Health

Mission: THE ASTHMA AND ALLERGY FOUNDATION OF AMERICA (AAFA), A NOT-FOR-PROFIT ORGANIZATION FOUNDED IN 1953, IS DEDICATED TO FINDING CURES AND IMPROVING THE QUALITY OF LIFE FOR PEOPLE WITH ASTHMA AND ALLERGIC DISEASES, AND THEIR CAREGIVERS, THROUGH EDUCATION, ADVOCACY AND RESEARCH. AAFA PROVIDES PRACTICAL INFORMATION, COMMUNITY BASED SERVICES AND SUPPORT THROUGH A NATIONAL NETWORK OF CHAPTERS AND SUPPORT GROUPS.

Programs: FAMILY AND PATIENT SERVICES AND PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION FAMILY AND PATIENT SERVICES - PREPARATION OF HEALTH ARTICLES AND PUBLICATIONS, DEVELOPMENT OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS, SPONSORING HEALTH EDUCATION SEMINARS, SUPPORT GROUPS, AND TRAINING SUPPORT GROUP LEADERS.

Community Stories

14 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I ran across AAFA a while back when my son was diagnosed with Asthma - this has been such an asset to our family! Such a wealth of information! I'm so thrilled to know that organizations like this exist to advocate for the thousands of us! And, EDUCATION! - THANK YOU!!! Such a great resource for us!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

AAFA is a wonderful foundation that provides a plethora of information and resources to those suffering with allergies and asthma. It is our family's "go to" website when we have questions or concerns

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

As an individual with severe peanut and treenut allergies as well as asthma, it is very important to me to make sure awareness for such conditions is recognized and improved, and that research for cures is advanced. The AAFA has goals that align exactly with these ideals of mine, aiming for education on the conditions, advocacy to ensure those that suffer from allergies or asthma are not disadvantaged (as I and many others have often experienced), and research to some day find a cure for the chronic conditions. I felt so happy that these goals for individuals with food allergies are being worked towards by this organization that I supported the AAFA through a benefit concert. When I donated the money raised to this non-profit, I felt incredibly happy to be supporting such a wonderful cause. The AAFA is an organization that helps a growing number of people across the nation whose conditions need a voice and I thank them for their efforts.

Selena B.

Donor

Rating: 5

AAFA provides much-needed resources for those of us dealing with asthma and environmental allergies. Asthma is a complex condition, and AAFA's educational materials help the newly-diagnosed climb the steep learning curve.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a life-long severe asthma sufferer; nearly 48 years. Though I have learned and educated myself over the years, AAFA is by far the best resource I have found. I only wish they had been around when I was a kid. Their educational resources, events, health campaigns and many resources on how to live a full life as an asthma sufferer are far reaching. I absolutely support this organization and continue to use them as my own resource.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

AAFA was a forerunner in advocating for people with allergies and asthma. I have relied on their authoritative voice to represent our concerns for years. AAFA is a great organization – expert, hardworking, and compassionate.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a mom of a son with multiple food allergies, AAFA provides a wealth of support, resources, news and information that's relevant to our family and the realities of living with food allergies.

Lisa586

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

AAFA is a great organization. They provide my family with tips, resources, and other information on how to help manage our son's asthma. Everyone is friendly and personable.

Shea O.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been suffering from allergies and asthma related to Churg-strauss Syndrome for five years now, and about 2 months ago, while looking up information, I came across this forum, and began reading some posts related to asthma and allergy. I have had difficulty finding the type of support this group has been able to provide. What started off as just a brief sharing of experience quickly turned to a place I could go regularly with a steady group of people and some occasional drop-ins as well, always providing a variety of information. The people in this forum are respectful, empathetic, full of great information, and personable, and the level of support I have from something online--which I never thought I would be able to connect with people online-- it has been great. The forum topics are easy to start, the managers are very active and great at welcoming new members, asking questions, keeping up with long-time members, and posting new interesting information, so that the support page is always fresh and informative, while at the same time comforting and supportive. It has really been an amazing resource for me.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

AAFA is a fabulous foundation that provides tremendous support and encouragement for those dealing with Asthma and Allergies. I am grateful for their continuous support to those suffering and those who are looking for information that is research based.