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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RP PATIENT SURVEY: AUTOIMMUNE AND COVID-19

When it comes to how the rapidly spreading coronavirus (COVID-19) is affecting people with vasculitis, medical experts agree there are more questions than answers – at least right now.

To address that concern, the Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation, the Vasculitis Foundation (VF),  and the Vasculitis Patient Powered Research Network (VPPRN) have teamed up with partners in the Autoimmune Research Collaborative (ARC) to launch a new COVID-19 patient study.

We want to know your concerns.  Please participate in the patient research survey: Autoimmune and COVID-19.  Your participation will help researchers, clinicians and other patients better understand how people with relapsing polychondritis and other forms of vasculitis are dealing with COVID-19 / the novel coronavirus.

To get started, please go to: www.vasculitisfoundation.org/rp_vasccovid-19/

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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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Latest Foundation News

We strive to provide news related to our progress and efforts as a foundation, important updates and accomplishments of our affiliated 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 our 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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RP Foundation on Social Media

Race for RP - "Relapsing Polychondritis"We’re closer to the finish line thanks to our incredible drivers! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #RaceforRP #RelapsingPolychondritis #Ferrari488 #FerrariChallenge #Motorsports Scuderia Corsa Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation ... See MoreSee Less

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Race for RP - "Relapsing Polychondritis"Today’s IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge race was certainly an exciting one to watch. Thank you, Race for RP drivers and teams, for your outstanding dedication to driving awareness and accelerating research of relapsing polychondritis (RP) in this highly competitive series. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We look forward to seeing you back on the track at the end of the month in the Monterey Sportscar Championship at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #RaceforRP #RelapsingPolychondritis #Motorsports #IMSA #roadatlanta KohR Motorsports Kyle Marcelli Nate Stacy Racing Carbahn Autoworks Peregrine Racing Jeff Westphal Tyler McQuarrie Road Shagger Racing Jon Morley #GavinErnstone ... See MoreSee Less

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Good luck, Race for RP - "Relapsing Polychondritis" drivers and teams!

#RaceforRP #RelapsingPolychondritisTune in today at 3:30pm on NBC Sports Gold Track Pass for the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge Fox Factory 120. Race for RP appreciates the excellent drivers and teams who are driving awareness of relapsing polychondritis and accelerating research initiatives. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Kyle Marcelli and Nate Stacy Racing in the No. 60 Race for RP KohR Motorsports Aston Martin Racing Vantage GT4 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jeff Westphal and Tyler McQuarrie in the No. 39 Carbahn Autoworks Peregrine Racing Audi R8 GT4 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Jon Morley and Gavin Ernstone in the No. 61 Road Shagger Racing Simply Vegas Audi RS3. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thank you! #RaceforRP #RelapsingPolychondritis #Motorsports #IMSA #RoadAtlanta
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Good luck, Race for RP - Relapsing Polychondritis drivers and teams!

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Race for RP - "Relapsing Polychondritis"Tune in this evening at 6pm EDT on NBC Sports Network (check your local listings for times) to watch the national broadcast replay of the recent IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge doubleheader at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’re grateful for this national media coverage of relapsing polychondritis thanks to the dedicated ambassadors, drivers and teams representing Race for RP. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #RaceforRP #RelapsingPolychondritis #Motorsports #IMSA #MidOhio #AstonMartin #AudiSport Kyle Marcelli KohR Motorsports Nate Stacy Racing Aston Martin Racing Carbahn Autoworks Peregrine Racing Jeff WestphalTyler McQuarrie Road Shagger Racing Jon Morley #GavinErnstone Michelin ... See MoreSee Less

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We're closer to the finish line thanks to our incredible drivers!

#RaceforRP #RelapsingPolychondritis #Ferrari488 #FerrariChallenge #Motorsports

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Thank you, Race for RP drivers and teams, for your outstanding dedication to driving awareness and accelerating research of relapsing polychondritis (RP) in @IMSA @MichelinRaceUSA Pilot Challenge.

#RaceforRP #RelapsingPolychondritis #IMSA #RoadAtlanta @RP_Organization

Neil “Neilio” Langberg with @Scuderia_Corsa driving awareness and accelerating research of relapsing polychondritis (RP) in the No. 153 #RaceforRP Ferrari 488 Challenge Evo, during Round 5 of the @FerrariRaces at @WeatherTechRcwy Laguna Seca.

#RelapsingPolychondritis #Ferrari488

Excellent update from @Mid_Ohio with Race for RP driver, Jon Morley, as he gets set to race with Gavin Ernstone in the No. 61 RSR Simply Vegas Audi RS3 TCR.

Thank you, RSR, for driving awareness about Relapsing Polychondritis.
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