November is Alpha-1 Awareness Month
Alpha-1 awareness is a year-round endeavor, but during the month of November we ask EVERYONE to become engaged and increase #Alpha1Awareness. To help you get started, we have created some free materials that you can download and print, share on social media and share by email. Do your part to increase #Alpha1Awareness in your community, around the country and on social media!
Digital Awareness Toolkit
Post any of these shareable #Alpha1Awareness images as your profile pictures and/or share them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram from November 1st to 30th. Be sure to tag the Alpha-1 Foundation and don't forget to use the official Alpha-1 awareness hashtag #Alpha1Awareness! Need ideas for captions? Scroll down to Printable Resources and click on "Sample Social Media Posts".
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The images below have been optimized to fit the dimensions of standard social media images. Share them on your social media accounts from November 1st to 30th and use #Alpha1Awareness. Be sure to tag the Alpha-1 Foundation on: Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.
Download the image below and add it to your email signature. Be sure to link the image to the Alpha-1 Awareness page at www.alpha1.org/awareness.
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Host a Virtual Walk!
Stroll around your living room, stride through your neighborhood, or step onto the treadmill. You’ll not only get some good exercise, but also raise awareness of Alpha-1.
The 2017 “Virtual Walk for Alpha-1,” organized by the Alpha-1 Foundation, allows anyone who wants to make a difference in the Alpha-1 community to contribute in their own style, in their own time, and at their own pace.
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Could it be Alpha-1? - A Diagnosis Story
Meet Ron, a COPD patient who has unexplained liver disease. His doctor is working with him to find the root cause of his symptoms. In spite of not fitting into the usual stereotype for the rare genetic condition, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, his doctor decides to perform the simple blood test.
Alphas all over the United States are asking their governors and mayors to declare the month of November Alpha-1 Awareness Month.
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Our Awareness Gear page has Alpha-1 items that you can get for friends and family to help spread the word about Alpha-1.
Where Does Your Money Go?
The Alpha-1 Foundation has invested nearly $60 million to support Alpha-1 research and programs in 103 institutions in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia.