About Us 2017-10-04T00:20:57-05:00


Who We Are

ARDS Foundation is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting patients and families faced with the horrific diagnosis of Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).  We are dedicated to increasing awareness about this little known syndrome.  We work diligently to offer educational materials to families and patients who find themselves faced with an ARDS diagnosis for themselves or a family member. We work passionately with clinicians to ensure that the patient and family perspective is properly addressed from the time a patient enters the ICU until the time they leave the hospital.  Finally, we partner with those in industry who realize how important the ARDS Community is and that that we are all in this fight against ARDS  together

Our Mission

To support and advocate for those who are affected by Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome.  

Since our inception, we have worked to produce information in plain English to patients and families  about ARDS so that they could understand what was happening during those hectic days in the Intensive care unit. In addition to creating plain English brochures, we also wanted to be a source of continuing education to those in the ARDS Community.  We offer the most up to date medical research that has been published as well as offering from time to time, webinars for patients to gain knowledge and engage in.

Public awareness is critical.

Too many people are unaware of this deadly syndrome that strikes without warning, suddenly and quickly.  Increasing public awareness is instrumental in raising funds for ARDS foundation so that we can continue to support this community vigorously.  We also partner with medical professions to facilitate research projects, offering travel grants, previously offering nursing scholarships and also by partnering in medical research grants, as well as sponsoring medical conferences. ARDS Foundation is instrumental in helping physicians with their research projects by locating subjects to participate in medical research studies. We consider working with industry an important component of our mission.

Patients and families want to know that those who are in industry have a vested interest in the well-being of patients and families dealing with an ARDS diagnosis and the crisis that follows.

Our Vision

We seek a world where ARDS is no longer an unknown medical issue and people survive and thrive after being afflicted by ARDS.

ARDS will be a global force and a partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending ARDS. We will be known everywhere for our unshakable commitment to the dignity of people.