On July 28, 2012, our Iowa Support Group Chapter is helping to raise money to find a cure for Alpha-1. Our 4th Annual Get the Scoop on Alpha-1 fundraiser will be held at the Johnston Lions Club, 6401 Merle Hay Road, Johnston, IA. We will be having an Ice Cream Social along with Live Music, Silent Auction, 50/50 raffle and kid’s activities. We are expecting 100-150 guests from all over Iowa to attend. I would like to enlist your support of the Alpha-1 Foundation in continuing its mission to provide leadership and resources that will result in increased research, improved health, worldwide detection, and a cure for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1).
Alpha-1 is a hereditary condition that is passed from parents to their children through genes. This condition may result in serious lung disease in adults and/or liver disease in infants, children and adults. Our daughter, McKinley was diagnosed with Alpha One 5 years ago. We hope that by the time McKinley reaches adulthood, a cure will be found for Alpha One and she will never have to worry about each breath she takes.
100% of all dollars raised will go directly to the Alpha-1 Foundation to fund research for a cure. Last year, we were able to raise over $8000 for research.
If you are unable to attend, but would still like to donate, please do so here!
Also, if you would like to donate an item for our Silent Auction, please email me at email@example.com.
Here are just a few of our great silent auction items:
• 4 Complimentary One-Day Park Hopper passes to Disney World! These passes, valued at $480.00, are valid during normal operating hours and provide admission to a magical experience at our unique theme parks: the Magic Kingdom® Park, Epcot®, Disney's Hollywood Studios™, or Disney's Animal Kingdom® for one day.
• American Girl Doll – “McKenna” – Valued at $105
• Giftcard basket with gift cards from the following: Applebees, Panera, Subway, Target, Walmart, Build a Bear, Chilis, Olive Garden, and Outback Steakhouse
• Basket of Stampin’ Up! products valued at $300
• Kids Swimming Pool fun basket
• Mommy and me Pink Tutu, matching leggings with ruffles and flower headband