What Is Relapsing Polychondritis?

Relapsing polychondritis (RP) is a systemic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology that can be fatal. The disease affects multiple organs, particularity cartilaginous structures such as the ears, nose, airways and joints as well as eyes, skin, heart valves and brain.

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    The 2019 International Vasculitis Symposium

    The 2019 International Vasculitis Symposium will be held at the Hyatt-Regency in Bloomington, Minnesota, July 19-21. The symposium will bring…
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We are a patient-founded and patient-driven 501(c)3 non-profit foundation which strives to raise awareness about RP and educate the public, as well as represent patients to the global medical community and support medical research toward a cure.

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Tune-in Alert! IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge.

Today at 3pm ET on NBCSN.

Watch the national broadcast of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge from Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, where Race for RP - "Relapsing Polychondritis" had an incredible presence.Tune-in Alert! IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. Today at 3pm ET on NBCSN. Watch the national broadcast of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge from Canadian Tire Motorsport Park, where Race for RP - "Relapsing Polychondritis" had an incredible presence. Race for RP brand ambassador, autoimmune disease awareness advocate and recent recipient of American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)'s Champion Award, Kyle Marcelli along with co-driver Nate Stacy Racing piloted the KohR Motorsports Products No. 60 FORGELINE Polito Ford Lincoln Ford Mustang GT4 to a P2 Podium finish in this exciting race. While Race for RP driver Jeff Westphal carried the Race for RP logo on the Carbahn Autoworks Peregrine Racing No. 39 Audi R8 GT4, co-driven by Tyler McQuarrie and finished juts off the podium in P4. The team sits just one point behind the leader in the championship! And Race for RP driver Jon Morley with co-driver Gavin Ernstone got their 3rd consecutive Podium finish with a P3 in TCR in the Road Shagger Racing / eEuroparts.com No. 61 Simply Vegas Commercial Real Estate Audi RS 3. They have some serious momentum going into the 2nd half of the season. #RaceforRP #RelapsingPolychondritis Michelin #CTMPLife #IMPC #IMSA
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Tune-in Alert! Today, Thursday July 11 at 6pm ET on NBC Sports Network. Set your DVRs. Watch the national broadcast of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge from Watkins Glen International (which took place on Jun 29) today on NBCSN at 6pm. See the three Race for RP representatives in action as they battle it out for position and the impressive final results which include podium finishes in both GS and TCR classes. Thank you to the Race for RP drivers, co-drivers and teams for helping raise awareness on a national platform about relapsing polychondritis and accelerating autoimmune disease research with your passion and expertise on the race track. #RaceforRP #RelapsingPolychondritis #AutoimmuneDisease #Autoimmune #IMPC #IMSA #TiogaDowns240 MichelinMichelin Motorsport American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA) Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness and Support Foundation Kyle Marcelli Nate Stacy Racing KohR Motorsports Jeff Westphal Tyler McQuarrie Carbahn Autoworks Peregrine Racing Road Shagger Racing eEuroparts.com ... See MoreSee Less

It's race day in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park. The Race for RP - "Relapsing Polychondritis" has three professional drivers competing in today's race, driving relapsing polychondritis awareness and accelerating autoimmune disease research. Kyle Marcelli co-driving with Nate Stacy Racing the @KohR Motorsports No. 60 Ford Mustang GT4 sponsored by Polito Ford Lincoln. Watch out for this duo, they won it last year. Jeff Westphal, co-driving with Tyler McQuarrie the No. 39 Carbahn Autoworks / Peregrine Racing Audi R8 LMS GT4. The No. 39 is featured on the IMSA race info card shown here. Will the team make it 4 podiums in a row? And Jon Morley with Gavin Ernstone, driving the Road Shagger Racing Simply Vegas Commercial Real Estate No. 61 Audi RS3 in the TCR Class. Coming off their second podium finish at Watkins Glen, they're looking to battle it out for another podium finish. Best of success to the Race for RP drivers and teams in today's race. Thank you for helping raise awareness about relapsing polychondritis (RP) and autoimmune diseases. Qualifying is this morning and the Race starts at 1:45pm ET. You can watch live on IMSA.com! #RaceforRP #RelapsingPolychondritis #IMSA #IMPC #CTMPLife #AutoimmuneDisease Michelin Michelin Motorsport ... See MoreSee Less

Today. Is. The. Day. Sahlen's Six Hours of The Glen! 📺 NBCSN 7 pm ET! Live coverage: NBC Sports App, NBCSports.com, and IMSA Radio at 9:30 AM ET! Watkins Glen International #IMSA / #Sahlens6HRS ... See MoreSee Less

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Congratulations on the P2 Podium finish to the @KohR_MS @ForgelineWheels @PolitoFord No. 60 driven by @KyleMarcelli and @NateStacyRacing at @CTMPOfficial in the @IMSA @MichelinUSA Pilot Challenge. #RaceforRP #RelapsingPolychondritis #Autoimmune #CTMPLife #IMPC @MichelinRaceUSA

The @KohR_MS No. 60 @ForgelineWheels Ford Mustang GT4 sponsored by @PolitoFord at @CTMPOfficial in the @IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge qualified in P4. #RaceforRP #RelapsingPolychondritis #Autoimmune #CTMPLife #IMSA #IMPC @MichelinRaceUSA @MichelinUSA

Race for RP driver Jon Morley and the No. 61 @Roadshagger Racing @SimplyVegasRE #Audi with a P3 Podium finish at @WGI, driving #RelapsingPolychondritis awareness and accelerating #AutoimmuneDisease research. #RaceforRP #Autoimmune #IMSA #IMPC @MichelinRaceUSA @MichelinUSA

Race for RP driver @KyleMarcelli on the edge! Look for his tomorrow on the track in the @IMSA @MichelinUSA Pilot Challenge. #RaceforRP #RelapsingPolychondritis #AutoimmmuneDisease #CMPTLife #IMPC @MichelinRaceUSA

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”IMSA Drivers Go Over The Edge with @CNTowerEdgeWalk! https://t.co/ErFZHCN0u1”

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Thank you, @WestphalRacing, for driving awareness about relapsing polychondrits and accelerating autoimmune disease research. @MichelinUSA @MichelinRaceUSA @IMSA @WGI @sportscar365 #RaceforRP #RelapsingPolychondritis #AutoimmuneDisease #Autoimmune

Westphal on a Roll with Three Consecutive Podiums in the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge -

    We‘re thrilled to have the support of Race for RP driver, Jeff Westphal, promoting relapsing polychondritis (RP) and autoimmune disease ...

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Thank you @KohR_MS, @KyleMarcelli and @NateStacyRacing for your support of #RaceforRP, driving #RelapsingPolychondritis awareness and accelerating #AutoimmuneDisease research. Good luck this weekend in the @IMSA @MichelinUSA Pilot Challenge at #CTMPLife. @MichelinRaceUSA

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