History of the fund

The Alexander Jansons Fund was originally founded in 2013, after the death of Alexander Janson at the age of 18. His family started the Alexander Jansons Foundation as it was then, which has focused on raising funds to support research into the condition, one that can lead to cardiomyopathy, to help save lives in the future.

In 2017 the Foundation entered into talks with Cardiomyopathy UK about how we could all work together for the benefit of people affected by heart muscle disease. As a result from the beginning of 2018 the Foundation became a part of Cardiomyopathy UK, as the Alexander Jansons Fund.

Cardiomyopathy UK will take over the foundation’s research commitments and start to support people with myocarditis through our helpline, information resources and events. We will also be working to help raise awareness of the condition among the general public and among clinicians to improve diagnosis and treatment. At the same time, the foundation team will continue their highly successful fundraising efforts to support outstanding research, working as part of Cardiomyopathy UK.

The knowledge gained from the research that the AJF have funded will add to the body of existing knowledge and increase our understanding of myocarditis and how it can be prevented and cured, therefore saving lives in the future.

Andy Janson - fund creator

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