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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 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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March is Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month and we’re grateful to draw attention to the Allegheny Health Network Autoimmunity Institute in Pittsburgh, PA, a break-through center advancing the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure of autoimmune diseases through collaborative multi-specialty care and cutting-edge research.

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#RacefoRP #RelapsingPolychondritis #AutoimmuneDisease

#autoimmune #autoimmunewarrior #ibd #rheumatoidarthritis #ankylosingspondylitis #t1d #type1diabetes #crohnsdisease #colitis #gravesdisease #celiac #celiacdisease #scleroderma #psoriasis #multiplesclerosis #autoimmunity #autoimmuneprotocol #autoimmunepaleo #lupus #lupuswarrior #lupusawareness #hashimotos #myastheniagravis #vasculitis #sjogrenssyndrome #sarcoidosis #vitiligoOur Autoimmunity Institute patients have come from 34 states to receive precise diagnoses and expert treatment for over 100 autoimmune diseases. Learn more: https://bit.ly/3bPLF47
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March is Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month and we’re grateful to draw attention to the Allegheny Health Network Autoimmunity Institute in Pittsburgh, PA, a break-through center advancing the diagnosis, treatment, prevention and cure of autoimmune diseases through collaborative multi-specialty care and cutting-edge research.  

Learn more at their link below.

#RacefoRP #RelapsingPolychondritis #AutoimmuneDisease

#autoimmune #autoimmunewarrior #ibd #rheumatoidarthritis #ankylosingspondylitis #t1d #type1diabetes #crohnsdisease #colitis #gravesdisease #celiac #celiacdisease #scleroderma #psoriasis #multiplesclerosis #autoimmunity #autoimmuneprotocol #autoimmunepaleo #lupus #lupuswarrior #lupusawareness #hashimotos #myastheniagravis #vasculitis #sjogrenssyndrome #sarcoidosis #vitiligo

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA)March is Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month! AARDA is committed to raising awareness about autoimmune disease and creating resources and education for our community. Stay tuned throughout the month for more updates, stories, and information! www.aarda.org ... See MoreSee Less

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Thank you National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and The NIH Clinical Center for hosting this amazing #RareDiseaseDay event at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

We were honored to represent relapsing polychondritis with the rare disease community, the researchers, the Race for RP - "Relapsing Polychondritis" awareness campaign and the many collaborative efforts underway to facilitate awareness, education, and research to improve the quality of life for patients with RP.

#RDD #RDDNIH #RelapsingPolychondritis #RaceforRP #RareDiseaseDayThank you to all the speakers and attendees of this year’s virtual #RareDiseaseDay at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)! We are inspired by the collaborative efforts and passion that so many people shared to help advance #RareDiseases research to benefit patients. #RDDNIH
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Thank you National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and The NIH Clinical Center for hosting this amazing #RareDiseaseDay event at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

We were honored to represent relapsing polychondritis with the rare disease community, the researchers, the Race for RP - Relapsing Polychondritis awareness campaign and the many collaborative efforts underway to facilitate awareness, education, and research to improve the quality of life for patients with RP.

#RDD #RDDNIH #RelapsingPolychondritis #RaceforRP #RareDiseaseDay
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March is Autoimmune Disease Awareness Month! AARDA is committed to raising awareness about autoimmune disease and creating resources and education for our community. Stay tuned throughout the month for more updates, stories, and information! https://t.co/yhLCVPmoOK

Thank you to all the speakers and attendees of this year’s virtual #RareDiseaseDay at @NIH! We are inspired by the collaborative efforts and passion that so many people shared to help advance #RareDiseases research to benefit patients. #RDDNIH

We have heard several #RareDiseases stories and research updates at today's #RDDNIH virtual event! Up next is Nobel Laureate Jennifer A. Doudna, Ph.D., who will be discussing #CRISPR genome editing. View the VideoCast to hear from Dr. Doudna: https://t.co/i4xtlCTnVn

We’re excited to have @RaceforRP and Nancy Linn represented during RDD at @NIH. Race for RP facilitates research, increases awareness, and improves care for those who are affected by relapsing polychondritis.

Visit the link below: https://t.co/6PqUpKtOnh

#RDDNIH #RaceforRP

Outstanding to see the RP mask team with Isabel Bautista showcased during today’s Rare Disease Day at NIH virtual conference.

Visit the virtual exhibit here: https://t.co/ZsRBFNgygT

#RDD #RDDNIH #RelapsingPolychondritis #RaceforRP #RPmaskteam #RareDiseaseDay2021 @ncats_nih_gov

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