New York – January 15, 2024 – This information is from the Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation Inc. (RP Foundation) with Race for RP.
The Race of Our Lives was awarded Best Documentary Feature by the Los Angeles Movie Awards, held at the Hudson Theater in Hollywood, California on January 14, 2024.
A collaboration between the Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation and director Roy Medawar, the follow-up to his film, RP: The Ride of My Life (2015), was screened and recognized as the best nonfiction feature-length film in its category.
The winning documentary follows RP patient and Foundation Chair Nancy Linn’s evolution from patient to advocate to movement maker and features family members, friends, fellow patients with RP, advocates, ambassadors, clinicians, and researchers who supported the establishment of collaborative research programs at renowned institutions across the country, including the National Institutes of Health, Allegheny Health Network Autoimmunity Institute, Penn RP Program at the University of Pennsylvania, New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine, and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
“We are humbled by the selection and recognition of our film and share this honor with Nancy and the many people who have been and continue to be part of this story. Our hope is that audiences will walk away more informed about the realities of this rare disease and be inspired to join the effort to drive critical research closer to the finish line,” said Medawar. “The race is ongoing, and everyone has the chance to make an impact.”
The Race of Our Lives has also won awards for Best Director – Documentary Feature at the Culver City Film Festival and Special Mention at the IndieFest Film Awards and the Accolade Global Film Competition. The documentary is now available for viewing on YouTube: https://youtu.be/S-yiKsctzx0?feature=shared.
For more information about relapsing polychondritis, the RP Foundation, and the Race for RP, please visit http://www.polychondritis.org and http://raceforrp.org/.