The "One Alpha At A Time"
(1AAT Grant) program was one of the core programs created by the
Advocacy Alliance's co-founder Ann Marie Benzinger. This program has
proven to be a valuable lifeline, over the years, for those affected
by alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency and finding themselves in a
financial bind. The 1AAT Grant program was designed to help alphas
through those occasional difficult times. It remains the core
program of the Advocacy Alliance today.
In June 2013, the Alpha-1 Advocacy Alliance teamed with the Alpha-1 Association to continue this valuable program. As an ongoing tribute to Ann Marie, the Alpha-1 Association will carry on this program as the Ann Marie Benzinger Fund.
Going forward, individuals seeking assistance through this program should contact the Alpha-1 Association directly at