The Alpha-1 Association recognized Sally Turner (center), Board Member of the Alpha-1 Advocacy Alliance for the establishment of the Ann Marie Benzinger Emergency Assistance Fund at the 2013 Alpha-1 National Education Conference. Accompanying her is Henry Moehring (Board Chair) and Marlene Erven (Executive Director) of the Alpha-1 Association.
This fund will serve as an ongoing tribute to Ann Marie Benzinger, the co-founder of the Alpha-1 Advocacy Alliance. The 1AAT Grant program was one of the core programs created by Ann Marie and it has proven to be a valuable lifeline, over the years, for those affected by Alpha-1 and finding themselves in need of emergency financial assistance.
This fund will assist those in the Alpha-1 Community facing financial stress and those who are unable to pay for basic needs such as prescriptions, utilities, or expenses to travel to a transplant center.
The Alpha-1 Association is grateful to Baxter and BIO RX for providing funding to the Alpha-1 Advocacy Alliance's Ann Marie Benzinger fund and asisting those in the Alpha-1 Community facing financial stress.
Individuals seeking assistance through this program should contact the Alpha-1 Association directly at 1-877-346-3212.