Rho Delta Chi's national philanthropy is partnered with the American Lung Association (ALA). The American Lung Association is a voluntary health organization whose mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy, and research. The sisters of Rho Delta Chi help promote The American Lung Association throughout campus and the local community by spreading awareness about various lung diseases such as lung cancer, asthma, COPD, and Influenza to students on campus and the community. Rho Delta Chi also actively participates in fundraisers every semester to help donate funds for the American Lung Association.
For over 95 years, the American Lung Association has been funding quality lung research with the intent of preventing all forms of lung disease. Today, the American Lung Association Research Program is compromised of 3 distinct programs: the Awards and Grants Program, the Airways Clinical Research Centers Network (ACRC), and the Epidemiology and Statistics Program. In addition to supporting our own research program, the American Lung Association aggressively advocates to increase America's investment into life saving research. We are pushing to increase funding at the National Institutes of Health to help find cures for lung cancer, COPD, asthma and all lung diseases. Now, more than ever, we find ourselves on the precipice of limitless medical discoveries, each one leading us closer to a day when we will be able to reverse, treat, prevent and ultimately find cures for all suffering from lung disease.