Give Here Support the RP Foundation Relapsing Polychondritis (RP) Foundation

The Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation offers information about the disease, helpful contacts, links to our support groups, as well as information about upcoming autoimmune disease events and fundraisers. Support Relapsing Polychondritis (RP) research and those affected by this autoimmune disorder by making a donation today.

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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Latest Foundation News

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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RP Foundation on Social Media

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Thank you, Naomi Amudala, Nurse Practitioner, University of Pennsylvania, Penn RP Center, for providing exceptional, dedicated care to patients enrolled in the Penn RP Program and helping ensure their lives aren’t defined by relapsing polychondritis (RP).

Because of the generosity of our donors, the RP Foundation continues to advance research.

Together, we are increasing scientific and clinical knowledge regarding RP and related autoimmune diseases. Join our efforts by making a gift today at!/donation/checkout.

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Well said! Thank you for all you do, Naomi and U Penn RP team!

Thank you, Melissa Allman, for sharing your journey with relapsing polychondritis to help raise awareness about this debilitating autoimmune disease.

We appreciate your support of the RP Foundation and our Race for RP motorsports drivers and teams as we race to advance the path to a cure!

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You are amazing ❤️🙏


Our year in review concludes with a message of hope. This video was first shown at our paddock event during the Ferrari Challenge at Road America. Hundreds of attendees were moved by the poignant stories shared by patients with relapsing polychondritis, and learned more about the progress being made at the Penn RP Center, our motorsports partnerships, and the need to accelerate research.

Watch this and other inspirational videos on our YouTube page.

Let’s stay in-touch! Join our mailing list for updates, announcements, and to stay connected with the Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation and Race for RP. Click here to subscribe:

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