One in four Americans suffers from a serious chronic or life-threatening respiratory disease. National Jewish Health
is the only insitution in the nation that is dedicated to researching and treating respiratory and related diseases -- and we continue to make groundbreaking discoveries in this area.
The 5280 AIR (Asthma, Immunology and Respiratory) Society
is a group of young leaders in Denver who are invested in the National Jewish Health mission and want to make a difference. They represent a variety of industries and will lead the next generation of the institution's philanthropy by sharing their ideas and vision to propel our fundraising efforts, drive awareness, and pave the way for up-and-coming young leadership.
The 5280 AIR Society is modeled after the New York AIR Society
, which started in 1991. Some of the members and their families had been treated for asthma, allergies and/or immune system disorders at National Jewish Health. This common tie gave them the inspiration to make their mark by supporting our events and eventually starting their own event. Since the group's inception, it has raised $4 million for the institution. Now, young leaders from across the country are coming together in their own communities to ensure that National Jewish Health is able to continue driving innovation that advances the treatement of respiratory and related diseases.