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.