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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    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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    Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation

    Thank you KohR Motorsports, Race for RP Brand Ambassador Kyle Marcelli and Nate Stacy Racing for representing the Race for RP during the 2019 IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge season. It means so much to us and our patient community to have a voice and the brand carried on the No. 60 Ford Mustang GT4 in every race, raising awareness about this rare and debilitating autoimmune disease, relapsing polychondritis (RP). Your partnership has been incredible and we are truly grateful for the advocacy and support Kyle, Nate, Dean Martin and the entire team at KohR Motorsports has shown us this year on and off the track. Together we are driving awareness and accelerating research for relapsing polychondritis and autoimmune diseases. #RaceforRP #RelapsingPolychondritis #AutoimmuneDisease #IMSA #IMPC ... See MoreSee Less

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    Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation

    It's fantastic to have support from the team at Carbahn Autoworks Motorsports with Peregrine Racing, along with Race for RP driver Jeff Westphal and Tyler McQuarrie in the Championship winning No. 39 Audi R8 LMS GT4. Green flag is moments away in the Michelin Pilot Challenge at @RoadAtlanta. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thank you for driving awareness for relapsing polychondritis! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #RaceforRP #RelapsingPolychondritis #IMSA #IMPC #Michelin #AutoimmuneDisease #Autoimmune #Autoimmunity #AutoimmuneDiseases #AutoimmuneWarrior #Polychondritis ... See MoreSee Less

    The Race for RP - "Relapsing Polychondritis" in conjunction with the Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation are pleased to be the Event Sponsor for the Friends of Patients at the NIH annaul gala, Friends' Night Out.

    Friends of Patients at the NIH provides hope by giving emotional and financial support to patients receiving groundbreaking and life-saving treatments at the NIH.

    For questions about Friends' Night Out, please contact Therese Draddy at (301) 651-2885 or Therese@FriendsatNIH.org.

    To register to attend the gala, please click through the event information here, app.etapestry.com/onlineforms/FriendsofPatientsattheNIHInc/2019FriendsNightOut.html
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    4 days ago

    Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation

    Race for RP - "Relapsing Polychondritis"
    We're thrilled to see the Race for RP logo being placed on the side of the Road Shagger Racing Simply Vegas Commercial Real Estate No. 61 Audi RS3 TCR car ahead of today's qualifying and tomorrow's final IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge race. Thank you Gavin Ernstone and Race for RP driver Jon Morley! We're excited to see you here at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta fighting for the championship. The team currently sits in 3rd place in TCR, just 3 points behid the P2, and are coming off a spectacular breaktrhough P1 finish at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Thank you for driving awareness and accelerating research for relapsing polychondritis. Michelin Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation #RaceforRP #RelapsingPolychondritis
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    Keep your eyes on the No. 61 @roadshagger Audi RS3 TCR in today's @IMSA @MichelinRaceUSA Pilot Challenge here at @RoadAtlanta. They are carrying the #RaceforRP logo, driving awareness and accelerating research for #RelapsingPolychondritis and #AutoimmuneDisease. #IMPC #IMSA

    What a team! @CarBahn Motosports with @PeregrineRace supporting the Race for #RelapsingPolychondritis here in the @MichelinRaceUSA Pilot Challenge. We look forward to seeing you take the green flag and then the 2019 Championship in GS. @WestphalRacing @tylermcquarrie #IMPC #IMSA

    Great to be here with #RaceforRP Brand Ambassador @KyleMarcelli along with @NateStacyRacing and the team from @KohR_MS to see the No. 60 Ford Mustang prepare for final @IMSA @MichelinRaceUSA Pilot Challenge race of the season. Driving awareness for #RelapsingPolychondritis!

    Excited for today's race. #RaceforRP will be carried on 3 cars, the No. 60 @KohR_MS Ford Mustang GT4, the No. 61 @roadshagger @SimplyVegasRE Audi RS3 TCR and the No. 39 CarBahn Motorsports with @PeregrineRace @audisport R8 GT4. Driving Awareness for #RelapsingPolychondritis.

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    ”A friendly reminder! The final @IMSA @MichelinUSA Pilot Challenge race of the year is today at 1:15 p.m. ET! Live on https://t.co/cHK8vR06ge wi...


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