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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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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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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VEXAS is an autoimmune disease recently discovered by researchers at NYU Langone Health and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) . In March, we invested in the next phase of the VEXAS research project to continue the search for additional genetic mutations in patients with autoimmune diseases.

We're excited to share researchers have discovered common genetic variants in VEXAS patients! This discovery brings science one step closer to the discovery of a biomarker for RP.

You can read the study here: www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.07.27.22277962v1.full.pdf+html

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VEXAS is an autoimmune disease recently discovered by researchers at NYU Langone Health  and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) . In March, we invested in the next phase of the VEXAS research project to continue the search for additional genetic mutations in patients with autoimmune diseases.

Were excited to share researchers have discovered common genetic variants in VEXAS patients! This discovery brings science one step closer to the discovery of a biomarker for RP.

You can read the study here:  https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.07.27.22277962v1.full.pdf+html 

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Did I read that right?? 61% female patients?

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Have you heard? We’ve launched a new RP awareness campaign with Race for RP - "Relapsing Polychondritis"! It’s called Full Throttle and provides exclusive interviews and insights regarding RP, related autoimmune diseases, IMSA_Racing, and our collaborative research projects that are ushering in a new era of hope for patients with RP.

Watch the first episode here: bit.ly/3Aw9YCj

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Check out Greg Creamer’s fantastic coverage of Neilio and Race for RP - "Relapsing Polychondritis" in the Ferrari Challenge NA series which is broadcast nationally on CBS Sports Network . Thank you, Greg, for supporting the RP Foundation and our mission to facilitate awareness, education, and research of relapsing polychondritis and autoimmune diseases.

While we drive awareness and education with our motorsports partners, we’re investing in ground-breaking research initiatives. Inspired by the patients we serve, and with the generous support of our donors, the RP Foundation is accelerating research and the path to a cure.

The Ferrari Challenge NA series continues in just two weeks from Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Stay tuned for details.

Visit Polychondritis.org or scan the QR code in this video to join the race and help fuel RP and autoimmune disease research.

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BIG News! We’ve partnered with researcheMD Anderson Cancer CenterCenteNYU Grossman School of Medicinedicine to bring science closer to the discovery of a biomarker for RP.

Learn more: bit.ly/MDANYU_RPResearch
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BIG News! We’ve partnered with researchers at MD Anderson Cancer Center and NYU Grossman School of Medicine to bring science closer to the discovery of a biomarker for RP.  

Learn more:  https://bit.ly/MDANYU_RPResearch

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Great news!

This is OUTSTANDING‼

Do they need patients to be a part of a study?

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