About Us

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. Our work is focused on five strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases; and to accelerate fundraising and enhance organizational effectiveness to support the urgency of our mission.  To learn more:  http://www.lung.org

Our Impact

Whether it’s searching for cures to lung diseases, keeping kids off tobacco or fighting for laws that protect the air we all breathe, the work of the American Lung Association helps to save lives every day.

Our History

For more than 110 years, the American Lung Association has led the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air. Today, our work is more important than ever.

2019 Co-Chairs

2018 Co-Chairs - Audrey Findlay & Barbara Rowe

Audrey Findlay and Barbara Rowe are sisters who always talked about opening a gift shop!! They grew up in Augusta, GA and both graduated from the University of Georgia. Audrey is a Pharmacist and Barbara is a computer programmer but they each loved creating, decorating and entertaining!! After working together for many years in the corporate world and raising 9 children between the two of them, they decided the time had finally come to give a shot at their dream. With a small investment they opened Findlay Rowe Designs. Audrey has been personally connected to the American Lung Association and our LUNG FORCE mission against lung cancer after she lost her husband Doug Findlay.  Audrey and Barbara continue to raise money and awareness of lung cancer and help us fight to save lives.

2019 Master of Ceremony

2018 Co-Chairs - Audrey Findlay & Barbara Rowe

Keisha Lancelin – Public Affairs Director, CW69 – Host of Focus Atlanta

Keisha Lancelin has been a force behind the growth WUPA since its inception in September of 1995. While the vision and scope of television has moved with trends of society, she has remained focused on the key aspects of effective and informational programming that speaks to the community. As the Public Affairs Director with Atlanta’s CW, her days are divided between duties as spokesperson, talent, producer, and community liaison.

She is the host of community affairs program, Focus Atlanta, which celebrated its 20th Year Anniversary in 2018. Episodes air Sunday afternoons at noon. In addition to producing the program, she maintains relationships with service organizations in an effort to establish WUPA-TV as an ongoing venue of support to the community. Her community outreach duties include: providing internships to broadcast students, supervising employee volunteerism, as well as airing public service announcements that target issues of importance.

In addition to her support of the American Lung Association and our work in lung health, she is an avid supporter of the Georgia Center for Child Advocacy, Live Thrive Atlanta, and CHRIS Kids, Inc. She has received numerous accolades for her community service and dedication, including a proclamation from the Atlanta City Council for her work to educate the public about the spread of HIV/AIDS with her special: “A Positive Light: HIV in Atlanta”.

Contact Us

For more information contact:

Melissa Bauer | Executive Director

American Lung Association in Georgia
2452 Spring Rd, SE | Smyrna, GA 30080
O: 770-544-0521| F: 770-319-0349
Melissa.Bauer@Lung.org