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OUR IMPACT

We’ve invested more than $97 million into Alpha‑1 research and related programs

From funding breakthrough research to hosting programs and events that keep our community strong and healthy until we find a cure, no other organization does more for families with Alpha‑1.

$97M

in research funded

129

researchers funded

10X

the clinical trials within a decade

TOP STORIES

Building Friends for a Cure Walk in memory of Lorraine Cimino

On Saturday, May 19th, 2024 Mario Cimino together with friends and family organized a walk in memory of his late […]

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May 23, 2024
Celebrate Clinical Trials Day May 20, 2024

The Alphas in our community are what powers Alpha-1 research! In honor of Clinical Trials Day, help us find a […]

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May 20, 2024
Happy 100th Birthday Dr. Gerard Turino!

The Alpha-1 Foundation honors Dr. Gerard Turino, a pulmonary trailblazer today, May 16th, 2024 on his 100th birthday! Gerard M. Turino, […]

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May 16, 2024
March & April 2024 PubMed Articles

The Alpha-1 Foundation is proud to provide a monthly list of articles from researchers that have been funded by the […]

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May 6, 2024
Grifols Celebrates 50th Anniversary of its Flagship Site

On April 18th, the Alpha-1 Foundation was proud to celebrate Grifols 50th anniversary of its flagship site in Clayton, NC.  Grifols […]

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April 29, 2024
Raising Awareness on European Alpha-1 Awareness Day, April 25, 2024

April 25, 2024 marks the seventh annual European Alpha-1 Awareness Day, a date in which those afflicted with the genetic […]

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April 25, 2024
Study furthers understanding of lung regeneration

Researchers at Boston Medical Center (BMC) and Boston University (BU) announced findings from a new research study, detailing the development […]

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April 25, 2024
New Caps on Cost of Inhalers

President Biden on Wednesday will tout Democrats’ efforts to lower the cost of inhalers after drugmakers announced plans to cap […]

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April 3, 2024
Building Friends for a Cure Training

The Alpha-1 Foundation was excited to convene a Building Friends for a Cure (BFC (Building Friends for a Cure)) Training […]

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March 27, 2024
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SPOTLIGHT

Jonathan Maidment is Hiking for a Cure once again!

On March 22nd, Jonathan began his trek of the Arizona Trail (AZT) at the southern terminus of the 800-mile-long hike. This includes descending and hiking in and out of the Grand Canyon! The AZT is one of the US’s eleven National Scenic Trails (NST). This will be his fourth NST.

Like his Triple Crown hikes, Jonathan is hiking for the Alpha-1 Foundation to raise funds and awareness for Alpha-1 and in honor of his grandmother, who passed away in 2006 from the same condition.

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