Every year during the Year End Appeal to raise funds for the Alpha-1 Foundation. We ask our own staff to contribute to the cause. President John Walsh retells the classic "Twas the Night Before Christmas" poem with a twist. Make a donation for the future and help cure Alpha-1!
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Complete text of "Season's Pleadings"
T’was the night before the appeal
and all through the place,
the staff were all cozy, in their new space.
The stockings were hung by the quiet room with care
in hopes that many staff contributions soon would be there.
The staff were nestled all snug in their beds
while “Vote for Richard” logos danced in their heads.
Then what to my wondering ears did I hear?
But John Walsh reminding me how
important my gifts are each year.
So I jumped out of bed and went straight to my computer…
logged on to the website and made a pledge for the future.
Now my holiday gift of helping the Foundation,
left me feeling a warm and fuzzy sensation!
And I hope family, friends and other staff all,
will make the same effort; no gift too small.
We hope that all staff will participate
To make sure that Alpha-1 we eradicate.
And as I fell back to sleep, happy I gave,
I dreamt of all those lives that I helped save.
“Enjoy your vacation”, he exclaimed that day
“Happy Holidays to all and let’s Cure Alpha-1 today!”