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I am running the Virgin British 10K in London for Alpha 1 Awareness UK because a good friend at work has a son with A1

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  • Event: Virgin Sport Westminster - British 10k 2017, 09 Jul 2017

Alpha 1 Awareness UK

We support and fund research to help Alpha1 (AATD) sufferers in the UK

Charity Registration No. 1125467

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Hi!

Thanks for visiting my page, and in doing so, helping me to raising money, and awareness for Alpha 1 (alpha-1-antitrypsin deficiency).

Alpha-1 Antitrypsin (AAT) Deficiency is a genetic disorder characterised by the production in the liver of an abnormal AAT protein. The liver cells cannot secrete this abnormal AAT protein, which accumulates within the cells and results in a marked reduction of circulating AAT levels.  In the lungs low-levels of AAT allow for the destructive effects of neutrophil elastase to go unchecked. This results in damage to the delicate gas exchange region of the lungs (alveoli), leading to emphysema in people as young as 30 years of age. 

For support, and information, go to: http://www.alpha1awareness.org.uk/

This one's for you Alan! :)


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