Here at Alpha Digital we constantly refer to our ‘values’ and live by them in our everyday activities. One of our values is to be ‘Helpful’ and part of this involves helping our community by donating to charities throughout the year.
This year, we have chosen the following charities to support:
Lymphangioleiomyomatosis is commonly referred to simply as LAM. It is a rare lung disease affecting women.
Caused by a single cell malfunction, the disease process replaces the lung lining with smooth muscle cells. This change progressively reduces the uptake of oxygen into the bloodstream, causing breathlessness, especially on exertion, and other diverse symptoms. These usually appear when women are in their childbearing years. Because LAM is so unusual, many doctors are unfamiliar with the disease. It’s not unusual for LAM to be misdiagnosed initially as asthma, bronchitis, emphysema or depression.
MS Research Australia is the largest not-for-profit organisation dedicated to funding and coordinating MS research in Australia, as part of the worldwide effort to unravel the complexity of MS. The primary mission is to accelerate research towards the prevention, better treatments and, ultimately, a cure for MS.
Dementia Australia is a unified, national peak body for people, of all ages, living with all forms of dementia, their families and carers.
These organisations were chosen as at least one of our team members have a direct connection to each medical issue and we are so hopeful to see successful research and cures for each.