A-1 Self Storage, an operator of self-storage facilities throughout California, announced its support for the FAIR (Fair Allocations in Research) Foundation, an organization dedicated to raising awareness and financial support for disease research that is currently underfunded. The group advocates for the fair and equitable distribution of research funds by the government for all diseases, particularly those with high mortality rates or those that cause great suffering. The group also supports new organ-donor policies to help save lives of patients in need of organ transplants.
The Fair Foundation was founded by Dr. Richard Darling, a California dentist who survived hepatitis C, diabetes, cirrhosis and cancer of the liver, coma, heart attack, hepatorenal syndrome, Muscular Dystrophy (myasthenia gravis) and three liver-transplant operations. The foundation’s website and Darling’s book, Coma Life, explain how the unfairness in the distribution of funds directly affects all diseases, including the 16 that kill more people in the United States than AIDS. The book also educates on the need for new organ-donor policies to reverse America's organ-donor crisis.
FAIR Foundation is a federal 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.
A-1 Self Storage has 17 locations in the greater San Diego County area and more than 40 locations across California. It is the self-storage division of the Caster Cos., a third-generation, family-owned company headquartered in Southern California since 1959.