What Is Relapsing Polychondritis?

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

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Patient Information

Whether you are a newly diagnosed patient, spouse or significant other, parent or other family member of a patient, we are here to help.

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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We strive to provide news related to our progress and efforts as a foundation, important updates and accomplishments of our affiliate and partnership organizations as well as pertinent news we believe impacts patients within the autoimmune disease community and beyond. The sharing or posting of any news does not imply an endorsement of related statistics or confirmation of medical research or information.

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Race For RP

Driving Awareness

The Race for RP supports research, awareness programs, and care for those who are affected by relapsing polychondritis (“RP”) and related diseases. Our drivers are passionate about raising awareness for the autoimmune disease community and RP. While our drivers race for RP, our organization is speeding to find a cure. We’re working to facilitate research and studies to help diagnose, prevent and cure Relapsing Polychondritis, and its related diseases. Whether you’re a professional driver, amateur racer, or a weekend warrior passionate about racing, we encourage you to connect with us to discover how you can Race for RP.

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While we race for RP in the Ferrari Challenge NA and many other motorsports series, we are fueling support for research that can impact all autoimmune diseases. The RP Foundation continues to invest in robust research endeavors with ground-breaking initiatives at the University of Pennsylvania, NYU Langone Health, and the Allegheny Health Network Autoimmunity Institute. For the 1 in 5 people who suffer from an autoimmune disease, research must be accelerated.

Inspired by the patients we serve, and with support from our partners and donors, our race continues, and we don’t plan on slowing down.

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