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Ever wonder how you can make a difference?

Want to help the Alpha-1 Foundation, but don’t know where to start?

Everyone has something that they are good at. So why not use that talent to create a fundraiser? You can put together a walk, themed dinner, bowling night or a game night. No matter what your event idea may be, the Foundation is here to help you plan from start to finish.

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Create your own event ideas:

Don’t know what type of event you want to throw? You might get inspired by others who have volunteered their time to put on fundraisers to help raise awareness and funds for Alpha-1 research.

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Events

Celtic Connection 2020

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Join the Party! Celebrate our Irish heritage by observing St. Patrick's Day with friends and family! Enjoy the Traditional Irish dinner with Live music by "Hogan's Goat," Irish step dancers, and music. Join us in recognizing this year's recipients of the 2020 "Shillelagh" award.   Our Celtic Connection will help raise funds to benefit Alpha-1...
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Here’s the “Scoop” on the Iowa Walk

Here’s the “Scoop” on the Iowa Walk
Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Filled with families, friends, laughter and of course, ice cream, the Iowa Alpha-1 Get the Scoop Walk is one not to be missed. Like most walks, it was started with a small group, and now, 11 years later, this walk has become one of the most well-known Building Friends for a Cure (BFC) events of the season. As the Building Friends for a Cure program is in its 14th year, we are seeing an...
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Alpha-1 Hero Walk raises funds and awareness for Alpha-1

Alpha-1 Hero Walk raises funds and awareness for Alpha-1
Thursday, May 23, 2019
The 9th Annual Alpha-1 Hero Walk took place on May 4th, in Richmond, VA, where 75 attendees walked to raise awareness and funds for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) research and related programs, exceeding $11,000. Pamela VanScoy, Walk Chair and Support Group Leader, was interviewed on Richmond's Morning News with John Reid, on WRVA Richmond - 1140 AM / 96.1 FM. Thank you, Pam,...
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The Celtic Connection 2019: The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow

The Celtic Connection 2019: The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow
Sunday, March 17, 2019
The 2019 Celtic Connection, an annual Building Friends for a Cure event held in Boston, Massachusetts, joined 385 guests for a great night to raise awareness and over $138,000 for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) research and related programs. Alphas, families, and supporters kicked-off St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on Saturday, March 2nd, dressed in all green to fill the room...
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