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CHOOSE ONE: Every Breath Counts

A Campaign to Give Back to the Profession of Respiratory Care

As a credentialed respiratory care practitioner, you understand the lifesaving connections between your work and patient advocacy organizations that share your goal of saving and improving lives. Through the CHOOSE ONE: Every Breath Counts campaign, the NBRC Board of Trustees invites you to join us and your fellow practitioners in making a collective difference: helping to fund research and patient advocacy in many areas of respiratory care.


NBRC credentialed practitioners have contributed since the CHOOSE ONE program was unveiled on October 9, 2019.

How It Works

Through this give-back initiative, you can let your credentials help change the world for the better – and it actually costs you nothing extra to participate. That’s because we’ve built the entire program into our annual credential maintenance fee.

Every year, we will donate a portion of your credential maintenance fee to the patient advocacy organization of your choice. We will select three new organizations for you to choose from each year. When you receive your invoice for the annual credential maintenance fee (or annual support, for those who are not subject to credential maintenance), you will be asked to choose an organization to support.

Your Choices for 2020 Contributions

For 2020, we selected the following organizations because we are all working toward the same vision: making life better for people with respiratory illnesses.

[LOGO] Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (trademark/property of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)

The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation is the world’s leader in research and medical funding for effective treatments, and ultimately a cure, for cystic fibrosis.

[LOGO] Allergy & Asthma Network (trademark/property of Allergy & Asthma Network)

Allergy & Asthma Network is the leading organization dedicating to treating and curing asthma, allergies and related conditions through outreach, education, advocacy and research.

[LOGO] American Lung Association (trademark/property of American Lung Association)

The American Lung Association is the nation’s leading organization working to improve lung health and prevent lung disease through education, research, support, programs, services and advocacy.

Hear What People Are Saying


“I am so happy to see this collaboration of respiratory care and these organizations coming together!”

— Sarah


“This campaign can help us achieve our greatest desire to give the best care and attention to those who need it.”

— Joina


“What a great way to motivate and inspire therapists to participate and support our profession.”

— Jeanesa

Anne Marie

“I love the initiative, as it gives our practitioners an added voice.”

— Anne Marie

The Greater Good

At the NBRC, our core values call on us to support stewardship in our communities of interest. To fulfill our social purpose, we leverage our time, talent and resources to further elevate the respiratory care profession and support healthy communities. The CHOOSE ONE: Every Breath Counts campaign is part of our mission-driven approach to giving back and engaging our credentialed practitioners in that core value.

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