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Building Friends for a Cure

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

Tenth annual George Washington Bridge Walk will honor Foundation co-founder John W. Walsh

Tenth annual George Washington Bridge Walk will honor Foundation co-founder John W. Walsh
Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Jeffrey Jewell will walk across the George Washington Bridge this weekend to raise awareness of Alpha-1, and to honor his sister Judy. Judy Jewell is held by her mother, Helen, left, as a nurse attends to her care. “She passed away at the tender age of 5 of liver disease,” he said on his fundraising page for the walk. “This was almost certainly because she had...
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Alpha softball pitcher back on the mound after liver transplant

Alpha softball pitcher back on the mound after liver transplant
Thursday, April 27, 2017
For most 16-year-olds, a liver transplant would be enough to keep them out of the game for a while. This was not the case for Lake Michigan College’s Madi Whitlow. Madi Whitlow The now-18-year-old Red Hawks pitcher and River Valley High School graduate received a liver transplant in December of 2014, her junior year. She was back practicing with her team by March...
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Alpha-1 kids inspire two April fundraisers

Alpha-1 kids inspire two April fundraisers
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Children who have been diagnosed with Alpha-1 are the driving force behind two fundraisers that are taking place this month. Grace and Lucas Johnson Richard and Sarah Johnson made a commitment to raising awareness of Alpha-1 in 2008, when their children, Grace and Lucas, were diagnosed with the condition. Since 2012, the family has hosted an annual “Friends for a Cure...
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Celtic Connection honors AlphaNet, raises more than $133,000 for Alpha-1 Foundation

Celtic Connection honors AlphaNet, raises more than $133,000 for Alpha-1 Foundation
Thursday, March 16, 2017
The ninth annual Celtic Connection recognized AlphaNet for $50 million in contributions to the Alpha-1 Foundation. Robert C. Barrett receives his Shillelagh award from Sheila Favazza. The event’s well-known Shillelagh award was presented to AlphaNet President and CEO Robert C. Barrett, who is also the Foundation’s executive vice president and chief financial...
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