The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest (ALAUM) is a voluntary health organization serving a multi-state area including Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin. The region will soon include Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas. Our mission is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. The American Lung Association has been fightin...g for the lung health of all Americans since 1904. Today, the Lung Association fights to reduce smoking, clean the air we breathe, and find cures for lung disease.