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Texas hold 'em, euchre tournament proceeds go to Alpha-1 Foundation research programs

Friday, March 30, 2012
CLARKSTON, Minn — The American Legion of Clarkston will sponsor a Texas hold ‘em and euchre tournament for Alpha-1 research on Saturday, Nov. 12. All of the proceeds will go to the Alpha-1 Foundation for its research programs. Those wishing to participate in either game will be asked for a $20 donation at the door. Doors will open at 3 p.m.; the games will begin at 4 p.m. and last...
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Hundreds in Denver Get the Scoop on Alpha-1 and enjoy one of food writer’s favorite ice creams

Hundreds in Denver Get the Scoop on Alpha-1 and enjoy one of food writer’s favorite ice creams
Friday, March 30, 2012
DENVER — Hundreds of people enjoyed ice cream at Bonnie Brae Ice Cream the last week in May when Alpha Judy Simon, Colorado Alpha-1 support groups and many others celebrated “Get the Scoop on Alpha-1”. It was the sixth year for the annual Alpha-1 awareness event that is also a fundraiser for the Alpha-1 Foundation’s research programs. Simon and Bob Pailet, co-owners of...
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Join us for the 3rd annual Paul Healy Memorial Golf Tournament

Join us for the 3rd annual Paul Healy Memorial Golf Tournament
Friday, March 30, 2012
Enjoy a day of golfing with family and friends and help fund research for an Alpha-1 cure on August 8. Each year, Bob Healy puts together a golf tournament in memory of his brother, Paul Healy, who passed away from lung related Alpha-1. Paul loved to play golf. In fact, Bob jokes that the only reason Paul got his lung transplant was so that he could play another round of golf. So what...
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Former Baywatch star, mother, fashion designer and Alpha

Former Baywatch star, mother, fashion designer and Alpha
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Melissa Biggs looks like a model – tall, blonde and athletic – or, at least looking at her, you might think she’s somebody you saw in a movie or on television. In fact, she’s all of those things. She plays in a tennis league two or three times a week, runs her own business, cares for her daughter Macy, 12, and is “always, always busy.” She’s not,...
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Michelle’s photos tell all — Alpha-1 doesn’t get in her way!

Michelle’s photos tell all — Alpha-1 doesn’t get in her way!
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Birds, reptiles and insects can be tough to photograph – great skill and patience is needed to capture their movements in nature, and you have to be pretty mobile to get close-up and aerial shots, right? Not if you’re Michelle Wisniewski. Wisniewski has been taking photos most of her adult life. For years now, they’ve all been taken from a motorized scooter....
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Joe is Not My Son

Joe is Not My Son
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Meet Joe, a brash, intelligent — and fictional — teen who is the main character of the novel, My Name is Joe, by Richard Holloway, PhD, professor and Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Medical College of Wisconsin. Joe is cocky, funny and in trouble at school. And Joe provides Holloway with a way to express his feelings about his son, Evan. Evan, an Alpha, had symptoms of liver...
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Betting on a Cure

Betting on a Cure
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
By Rob Williams Part of being an Alpha has to do with information and determination – you do what you can to learn about the state of the cure and about treatment options, you do your own research and then you determine what you can live with and what you can live without. You make the best of a difficult situation and focus on the things in life that you can do, and don’t waste...
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Roger and what’s “just out of reach”

Roger and what’s “just out of reach”
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
What would you like to be able to do, that you can’t quite do now? What’s just out of your reach? If it’s something that requires breathing a little better, or being slightly stronger than you are right now, Roger Bray has some suggestions. When Bray was diagnosed with Alpha-1, he knew his life was going to be different. For a start, he’d have to quit smoking. One...
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