Date:08 March, 2017

Alpha-1 Foundation Announces Passing John Walsh

1949 – 2017


The Alpha-1 Foundation announced that their Co-founder and Director Emeritus John W. Walsh passed away on the 7th March 2017 surrounded by his loving family.

John W. Walsh

John touched the lives of countless people through his commitment to finding a cure for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and improving the lives of people affected by Alpha-1 worldwide.

He was also Co-founder of AlphaNet as well as Co-founder and Director Emeritus of the COPD Foundation, which he served as its first president. He was internationally recognized for his pioneering efforts and dedication to improving health, promoting worldwide detection and finding a cure for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

Our hearts go out to his wife Diane, daughter Linda, granddaughter Lily and extended family. We at the Foundation will continue to honor John by relentlessly pursuing his vision and continuing the work he so wholeheartedly embraced.