In Memory of Jennifer Baumoehl In this busy time of year, we want to stop for a moment and say a fond farewell to to one of our RP family, Jennifer Baumoehl. Jennifer was taken from her loved ones far too young, at the age of 39, by complications of Relapsing Polychondritis. Many of us knew Jennifer personally and loved her upbeat attitude, kind spirit and loving soul. She will never be forgotten by any of us, and, those who didn’t know her should still be inspired by her drive, compassion, selflessness and love of her family and friends. In speaking with her husband and family through her best friend, Darcie Lutz, we have learned that they would like any memorial donations in Jennifer’s honor be made to The Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness and Support Foundation. Speaking on behalf of The Foundation, we are very grateful for this designation and extend our deepest sympathy to Jennifer’s husband, Adam, her family and her friends. If you feel so inclined to show your sympathy in the form of a memorial donation, there is now a fund set up in Jennifer’s name below. We appreciate your generosity, especially at this time of year when our dollars are spread so thin. However, know that each one of those dollars, donated in Jennifer’s name, are going to spread awareness and further research for this terrible disease which took her from us far too soon. Please, always keep Jennifer and those of our RP family who have gone before us, close in your heart. Thank you. Sincerely, Carol J. Giordano
Advisor / Board of Directors
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Making your Mark
If you or someone you care about suffers from RP, you have probably thought about what you could do to help the cause. So many of us would love to be more actively involved in the Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness and Support Foundation but don’t have the money to donate or the time to be a volunteer. Well, if you are still working, it’s possible that your company may have what is called a Charitable Giving Program. One of our members, Sonja Riskey, works for AT&T. They have a charitable giving program called AT&T Pioneers and she is the 2nd VP for her local chapter in North Texas. Her fellow council members know she suffers from Relapsing Polychondritis so when Sonja approached them and asked if they would be willing to make a donation they were more than happy to do so. We are pleased to announce that because of Sonja’s willingness to simply ask for their help the RPASF, Inc. was the recipient of a $1,000.00 donation from TelcomPioneers Texas Pride Chapter #22! There are thousands of corporations out there with similar programs just waiting for charities, especially ones that benefit their employees, to donate to. In fact, most of these donations are made at the request of their employees. Some companies may make cash donations, some may run incentive programs to raise money for a cause and others may do something as simple as setting up a table in the lobby or cafeteria asking for donations. Employers are often more than happy to help and in fact may have funds that they must use each year and are looking for ways to use those funds before they are lost. Getting involved with your companies charitable giving program can not only help our foundation, it can also be a great way to show your employer your willingness to become involved in helping the community as a whole and your desire to shine a positive light on your company. So please, take a moment to look in to the programs that might be available at your company. Ask your HR department or supervisor if your company has a charitable giving program or participates in any type of charitable fundraising. Getting donations may be as easy as just asking and giving them our site information. Others, however; may require more information. No need to worry. We will provide you with all of the documentation you will need. All you have to do is contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the details and we will get all of the necessary information to you right away. This is a very exciting time for our foundation and receiving these types of donations is critical to our growth and therefore our ability to really make a difference. Please, take a few minutes to look in to what your company, or even your friends and family members’ companies, may have to offer. This could be your chance to leave your mark on the cause. Thank you, Your Team At RPASF, Inc.
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Pediatric Relapsing Polychondritis (Closed Group)RP (Relapsing Polychondritis) is a rare, chronic, aggressive, incurable condition. It is thought to be an autoimmune disease, but it is also thought to begin in mid-adulthood. We KNOW that RP is NOT only a disease in adults. It is now known, especially by these members, to be diagnosed as early as infancy. This group is designed for parents, family members and caregivers of CHILDREN with RP. We also welcome those whose child(ren) are now grown, but were diagnosed as a child. These very special families need each other for help, support, ideas, answers, advice and – of course- the very many questions. We appreciate that you are here to help each other. As an outreach group of the Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness and Support Foundation (RPASF, Inc.), we also encourage you to visit and like our Facebook page at:
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