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Alpha-1 Awareness Month

November is Alpha-1 Awareness Month and during this time, the Alpha-1 Foundation launches the #Alpha1Awareness campaign to increase awareness of Alpha-1 while also raising funds to find a cure and improve the lives of those affected by this rare disease. We encourage everyone – every Alpha, family member, caregiver, friend, healthcare professional and researcher – to participate! You can get involved by downloading our free Alpha-1 Awareness resources, such as the digital toolkit, sharing #Alpha1Awareness content on social media, and registering for upcoming events including the Virtual Walk 2021, 2021 Fall Virtual Alpha-1 Lobby Day , and the November Virtual Alpha-1 Education Day.

Digital Awareness Toolkit

Post any of these shareable #Alpha1Awareness images as your profile pictures and/or share them on FacebookTwitter 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.”

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: FacebookTwitter and Instagram.

 

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Facebook Cover Photo

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.

 

Download the official 2021 Awareness Month/Virtual Walk Zoom Background and use it as your virtual background for any video calls you have during the month of November!

2021 Awareness Month/Virtual Walk Zoom Background

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Printable Awareness Toolkit

All resources are easily printable on 8.5” x 11” paper.

November Awareness Events

Don’t forget to register for our upcoming events!

Virtual Walk 2021 - November 1st - 30th

The 2021 Alpha-1 Virtual Walks allow 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. Any level of activity can participate, put on your Virtual Walk t-shirt and join the movement!

Registration Link: http://give.alpha1.org/VirtualWalk21

2021 Fall Virtual Alpha-1 Lobby Day - November 10th

The Alpha-1 Foundation invites you to participate in our 2021 Fall Virtual Alpha-1 Lobby Day on Wednesday, November 10, where we will meet with our elected officials to discuss the priorities of the Alpha-1 community.

A virtual lobby day allows the Alpha-1 Foundation to gather the community around the latest issues, and provides a channel to have your voice heard, highlight the priorities to both supporters and key lawmakers while taking action to make a difference. A Virtual Lobby Day is just as effective, and the bonus is that even more people can participate from the safety of their homes.

For more information, click here.

Virtual Alpha-1 Education Day - November 6th

We invite all Alphas, family members, caregivers, friends, and healthcare providers to attend the Eastern Time Virtual Alpha-1 Education Day on Saturday, November 6th. This day-long event will feature the latest Alpha-1 topics and feature presentations on Alpha-1 lung and liver disease, new and upcoming research, and more!

To register, click here.

Additional Resources

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Alpha-1 Events Calendar

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