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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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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 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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It’s Giving Tuesday! Unleash the power of generosity to accelerate RP and autoimmune disease research by making a gift to the RP Foundation at give.polychondritis.org/give/379246/#!/donation/checkout.

Thank you!

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It’s Giving Tuesday!  Unleash the power of generosity to accelerate RP and autoimmune disease research by making a gift to the RP Foundation at https://give.polychondritis.org/give/379246/#!/donation/checkout.

Thank you! 

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This Giving Tuesday, Fuel Research!

This was a transformative year for the RP Foundation and Race for RP’s research endeavors. Through the RP Foundation-funded Penn RP Center, we significantly improved the clinical management of patients with RP while also catalyzing translational research and the education of clinicians.

All gifts are meaningful and advance the path to a cure. Thank you, in advance, for making a generous gift to give.polychondritis.org/give/379246/#!/donation/checkout.

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This Cyber Monday remember, when you shop with Amazon Smile, a percentage of your purchase can be donated to the Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation!

It’s very easy to set up. See image for instructions or visit: polychondritis.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/RPF_AmazonSmile_pdf.pdf

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This Cyber Monday remember, when you shop with Amazon Smile, a percentage of your purchase can be donated to the Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation!  

It’s very easy to set up.  See image for instructions or visit: https://polychondritis.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/02/RPF_AmazonSmile_pdf.pdf

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For many patients like Christine Gignarella, a diagnosis with relapsing polychondritis changes everything. But thanks to the amazing team at the Penn RP Center, she has access to the care she needs, specialists who focus on this disease, and she has hope for the future.

Tuesday, November 30, 2021 is Giving Tuesday, a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to celebrate generosity. This year, please support the Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation and make a gift at give.polychondritis.org/give/379246/#!/donation/checkout, as we race to accelerate RP and autoimmune-related research to improve the lives of patients with this devastating disease. Thank you!

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Penn RP doctors and staff are amazing! I’m so grateful for them! ❤️

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