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Peg Iverson honored with Peter Smith Achievement Award at Alpha-1 awards and recognition night

Peg Iverson honored with Peter Smith Achievement Award at Alpha-1 awards and recognition night
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Peg Iverson, an AlphaNet Coordinator who is active in Iowa Alpha-1 support groups, a volunteer for the American Lung Association and chairs the Iowa "Get the Scoop on Alpha-1" fundraiser for the Foundation's research programs, among many other volunteer activities, was awarded the Peter Smith Achievement Award at Saturday night's Awards and Recognition program of the 2016 National Education...
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New Foundation president and CEO tells about his passion for Alpha-1: "You need to be able to tell your story."

Sunday, June 26, 2016
MIAMI, Florida -- Henry Moehring, new president and CEO of the Alpha-1 Foundation, presided over the 25th and second largest National Education Conference of the Alpha-1 community since its inception, he said in his Foundation update report on...
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"Helping ordinary people to do extraordinary things"

Friday, June 24, 2016
MIAMI, Florida -- More than 600 Alphas, caregivers, family members and supporters attended the opening day of the 25th annual National Education Conference of the Alpha-1 community Friday. They heard experts talk about the latest clinical trials...
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Building Friends for a Cure raises $745,000, aims for a million

Friday, June 24, 2016
MIAMI, Florida -- Gordon Cadwgan, Alpha-1 Foundation Board chair, and Lucas Johnson, an Alpha-1 kid, told the Starfish Story, about helping to save one beach-stranded starfish at a time, to make the point that "Regardless of how insignificant it...
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Air pollution to kill millions more without energy policy change, IEA says

Friday, June 24, 2016
Premature deaths from air pollution will continue to rise unless changes are made to the way the world uses and produces energy, the International Energy Agency said on Monday. A woman wearing a protective mask makes her way in heavily...
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Henry Moehring, new Alpha-1 Foundation President and CEO, is 'giving back' to the community

Tuesday, June 21, 2016
When Henry Moehring became the Alpha-1 Foundation’s president and CEO in late April, he had a long history of volunteer involvement with the Alpha-1 community. Henry Moehring  He had been vice chairman of the Foundation Board...
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Shire and Kamada announce FDA approval of expanded label for self-infusion of Glassia

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Shire and Kamada announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has authorized an expanded label for the Alpha-1 augmentation therapy marketed as Glassia. The new label will indicate that the product is approved for Alphas to...
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More than 600 to hear top world experts on Alpha-1, genetic cause of lung and liver disease, at national conference in Miami

Monday, June 13, 2016
MIAMI, Florida – At 35, Mark Callahan had abnormally high liver enzymes. A church deacon who never drank or did drugs, Callahan had liver cirrhosis by the time he was 40. Kari Taylor and her dad, Mark Callahan At 52, after doctors...
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More than 100 Alphas and supporters to join George Washington Bridge Walk on June 18

Friday, June 10, 2016
Cara Brininstool’s mother, Christy, had always lived a very active and healthy life. So when she suddenly had trouble breathing as she played a round of golf one day, she knew something was wrong. Cara Brininstool and her mom,...
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Augmentation therapy marketer Baxalta merges with Shire

Thursday, June 9, 2016
Shire, a global, biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Ireland, has completed a $32 billion acquisition of Baxalta, marketer of the Aralast NP and Glassia brand augmentation therapies for Alphas. Baxalta – which is now an...
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Foundation maintains four-star charity rating under enhanced metrics

Wednesday, June 8, 2016
The Alpha-1 Foundation has maintained its 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s premier evaluator of philanthropic organizations, after the evaluator enhanced the way it examines the financial health of charities. The 4-star...
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Researchers show off “gene editing” technique to Alpha-1 support group

Friday, June 3, 2016
Researchers are looking for a way to genetically “edit” out Alpha-1 in much the same way that a writer corrects misspelled words, or a film editor cuts old frames and splices in new ones. Members of the Alpha-1 Mainers Support Group...
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Alpha police officer climbs mountains in her spare time

Thursday, May 26, 2016
Dorothea “Dee” Meisner, a lung-affected Alpha who is a Cocoa, FL police officer, once took down a suspect who was high on drugs. Dorothea "Dee" Meisner “We took him under arrest, but he battled the whole time,” Meisner,...
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