The Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness Support Foundation (RPASF) and the American
Autoimmune Related Disease Association (AARDA)
Walk & Fun Run
Do you know that when you sponsor a walker on our team, RPASF receives a share of that contribution? Also, when someone you know becomes a sponsor of the walk, our share is even larger.
For the past two years, we’ve partnered with AARDA on the Los Angeles Autoimmune Walks, which have raised a combined total of over $140,000 for autoimmune research. We’ve partnered with AARDA again for a brand-new Autoimmune Walk & Fun Run in Bowling Green, Kentucky on July 8th .
Because we believe that:
- there is a common thread that ties all autoimmune diseases together and we want to help find it; and
- when we link together, we are stronger!
We really need to support this new endeavor for the benefit of the relapsing polychondritis and autoimmune communities.
Please note that AARDA is dedicated to the eradication of autoimmune diseases and the alleviation of suffering and the socioeconomic impact of autoimmunity. RPASF is one of AARDA’s big supporters and a partner on the Bowling Green Autoimmune Walk & Fun Run.
Please join our team!
You don’t have to be present to enroll as a teammate, you can be a virtual walker. It’s great fun getting your friends, family members, co-workers and neighbors involved in some good healthy competition for a great cause!
Whether you enroll yourself, donate to the team or even show your support and donation as a sponsor, we know we can guarantee at least one lap around the track for all of our supporters!
Twilight Ride for RP sets records at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca
May 12, 2017 ride benefitting Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness and Support Foundation (RPASF)
As part of the 60th anniversary season of racing at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, the Ferrari Challenge returned to the world famous road course to kick off its 2017 season and to host the “Twilight Ride for RP”, which was a record-setting success!
Prior to the fast and furious launch of beautiful Italian “prancing horses” (Ferrari race cars), approximately 80 bicycle riders took to the track to raise over $25,000 for research on relapsing polychondritis or “RP”, which is a rare, and sometimes fatal, autoimmune disease characterized by recurrent widespread inflammation and damage of many body areas. The autoimmunity attacks the patient’s cartilage, which is present inareas, including joints, eyes, ears, kidneys, and the airway.
Among the riders were Nancy & Neil, Andrea and Mike from the film titled “RP The Ride of My Life,” family and friends, including a number of accomplished race car drivers and team members.
With the outstanding support of the Ferrari Challenge, ScuderiaCorsa, and
Thank you to all who supported this fantastic event, including the riders, donors, event planners, race teams, Mazda Raceway, and the generous sponsors who are highlighted at the end of the excellent event video (above) from Marcelli Motorsports.
We appreciate your support!
or donate via mail to:
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is interested in studying patients with Relapsing Polychondritis (RP)
Here’s our latest video of Kyle and the Marcelli Mob
showing the highlights from Virginia International Raceway.
Dr. Marcela Ferrada at Johns Hopkins University
September 14-15, 2017: RARE Patient Advocacy Summit, Irvine, CA
November 3-8, 2017: American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA
November 11, 2017: 3rd Annual Los Angeles Autoimmune Walk, Culver City, CA
May 18-23, 2018: American Thoracic Society 2018 International Conference, San Diego, CA
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