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    Kelly’s Story

    Parenting is challenging at the best of times but juggling childcare
    while managing a rare disease brings additional heartache to Kelly,
    who would love to be able to run alongside her three active children.

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    Jolene’s Story

    Committed to a healthy lifestyle, Jolene uses physical fitness
    and positive thinking to manage her Alpha-1 and encourages
    others to do the same.

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    Cathy’s Story

    Even through the heartbreak of family loss and adversity,
    Cathy remains optimistic that there will be an increase in
    early diagnosis and treatment options for Canadian Alphas.

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    Syl’s Story

    Alpha-1 is a family affair. Syl illustrates that there is never just one Alpha in a family.
    Having this rare disease does not define Syl.
    He is an inspiring patriarch and an active Alpha!

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Upcoming events
  • May 08

    Stroll for Liver

    Various Cities and Dates (May 8 to Aug 24, 2019)
    See website link for specific dates in your city. This fabulous fundraising event is a family friendly, community-based walk/run event dedicated to raising funds for liver research and education.

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    Aug 10

    Powered By Breathing

    Calgary, Edmonton August 10, 2019. Join us for the 4th annual Powered By Breathing Walk/Run and help raise money for those affected by lung disease. Bring your family, friends, coworkers, strollers, and furry friends and be part of something great - creating a world free of lung disease.

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    Sep 07

    Bicycle Trek for Life and Breath

    Fraser Valley, BC September 7 & 8, 2019. The annual Bicycle Trek for Life & Breath is an exhilarating 2-day ride along the rural roads of Fraser Valley, where lung warriors from all walks of life join together in the fight against lung disease.

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  • Nov 09

    Steeltown Climb, Hamilton, ON

    Step up and Breath Lung Association. Some say we have taken one step at a time. Imagine the impact we'll make together by climbing 487 steps and 25 flights of stairs!

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    Nov 14

    National Respiratory Conference

    Montreal, QB – Fairmont The Queen Elizabeth Nov. 14 to 16, 2019. This conference is targeted at a wide range of healthcare professionals and will cover a broad range of topics. Sessions range from entertaining knowledge-based plenary sessions to a choice of interactive hands-on workshops.

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DISCLAIMER: This website is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between you and your physician. It is not the intention of this website to provide specific medical advice but rather to provide the Canadian Alpha-1 Community with information to better understand their health and their diagnosed disorder. Specific medical advice will not be provided and Alpha-1 Canada urges you to consult with a qualified physician for diagnosis and for answers to your personal questions.