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Flying the Checkered Flag for Autoimmune Disease Awareness, Kyle Marcelli Races to Mid-Ohio after Back-to-Back Victories in 2018

On May 3, Kyle Marcelli will return to Mid-Ohio SportsCar Course after last year’s “Cinderella story,” back-to-back IMSA victories. During the IMSA Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge race in 2018, Kyle Marcelli and Nate Stacy overcame a weak starting position and a last-minute scare to drive their #60 KohR Motorsports / Roush Performance Ford Mustang GT4 across the finish…...

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Kyle Marcelli Wins AARDA Champion Award for his Drive to Eradicate Autoimmune Diseases

On May 11, race car driver Kyle Marcelli will be honored for his advocacy work with the Champion Award from the American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association (AARDA). At the organization’s yearly spring benefit, hosted at the Detroit Athletic Club and aptly themed “Bound by a Common Thread,” attendees will celebrate…...

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Pittsburgh’s Allegheny Health Network Centralizes All Care for Autoimmune Disorders

Autoimmune diseases require a uniquely holistic plan of attack. If you have relapsing polychondritis or “RP”, there’s a 30% chance that you have an additional autoimmune disorder. Given RP affects the whole body and many organs, treatment may require a team of specialists, from a rheumatologist to treat swollen joints…...

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The 4th Los Angeles Autoimmune Walk

The 4th annual Los Angeles Autoimmune Walk will be taking place on Saturday, November 17th at 11am.   The date is fast approaching and we need you to help reach our fundraising goal. Please register to walk with the RP Team for the benefit of AARDA and the Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness and Support Foundation…...

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Relapsing Polychondritis Researcher Dr. Marcela A. Ferrada is Slated to Receive a Distinguished Fellow Award From the American College of Rheumatology

New York, NY – October 5th, 2018 – RPASF and Race for RP extended their congratulations to Marcela A. Ferrada, MD for her Distinguished Fellow Award from the American College of Rheumatology (ACR). Dr. Ferrada is a leading researcher into relapsing polychondritis – a debilitating autoimmune disease in which the…...

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Community Health Event at Allegheny Health Network’s Autoimmunity Institute to Shine Light on Relapsing Polychondritis

Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness and Support Foundation Inc. (RPASF) and Race for RP encourage the community to attend this event at Allegheny Health Network (AHN) in Pittsburgh featuring the nation’s foremost authorities on autoimmune diseases New York, NY, September 21, 2018 – The Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness and Support Foundation (RPASF), together with Race…...

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PV Concours 2018: Relapsing Polychondritis Teams Drive Awareness at 25th Annual Car and Airplane Exhibition

Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness and Support Foundation Inc. (RPASF) is pleased to join the Race for RP, a platinum sponsor for the upcoming PV Concours, to increase awareness about relapsing polychondritis, a debilitating autoimmune disease that attacks a patient’s cartilage. Torrance, California – September 19, 2018 – RPASF and Race for…...

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Team RPASF Has a Successful Outing at the New York Autoimmune Walk

The New York Autoimmune Walk was a big success for team RPASF.  We had a wonderful time joining together with other teams and individual for a common goal to raise awareness about autoimmune diseases, relapsing polychondritis and raise funds for the advancement of research, treatment and patient care. Thank you…...

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Relapsing Polychondritis Sufferers Get a Boost As Non-Profit Organization Continues Major Drive to Accelerate Research and Awareness

The Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness and Support Foundation Inc. (RPASF) mission is to support research to find a cure for a painful and chronic autoimmune disease that few physicians have heard of – and since July, with its newly elected members, the board of directors has gone all-out to give sufferers…...

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Dr. Jane H. Buckner, President of the World-Renowned Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI), and Her Outstanding, Highly-Skilled Team Are Driving to Eliminate All Autoimmune and Immune System Disorders

On Friday August 24th, the Virginia Mason Foundation hosted “Grapes on the Green” at The Golf Club at Newcastle to benefit the Benaroya Research Institute.  The event was fantastic and successful – with nearly $500,000 raised to support medical research! It was inspiring to listen to Dr. Buckner (pictured here…...

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