Building Friends for a Cure

Bob Healy and his sister, Pattie Murphy, at the Celtic Connection fundraiser

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.

Get Active

Participate in a walk or any event you can complete at your own speed. This is a great way to motivate the community and generate funds. Eric Hoglund ran the Boston Marathon in honor of his son who has Alpha-1. He raised over $4,000 through family, friends and people he didn’t even know!


Golf Tournament

Golfers enjoy participating in
tournaments benefiting a charity,
because they are usually held on
courses that are new and exciting.
Bob Healy hosts an annual golf
tournament in memory of his brother, who passed away from Alpha-1.


Ice Cream Social

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream! Judy Simon and team have organized a “Get the Scoop on Alpha-1” fundraiser at her Ice Cream shop in Denver, CO for the past six years. Their success has inspired two other “Get the Scoop” events.


Game Night

Break out the cards, dominoes or board games and have some fun with family  and friends.  Jeanette Therrian hosted a Texas hold ‘em and euchre tournament complete with silent auction, raffle and


If you have questions about participating in or organizing an event please contact Angela McBride at (877) 228-7321 ext. 233, or email: