The ACP is a three day event held in New Orleans, LA. at the Morial Convention Center.
The ACP is one of the highlights of being able to raise awareness about Relapsing Polychondritis. This year our Director, Dale Ross will be leading our team along with Brandy Austin and Erin Ross, 2 great Advocates for the Foundation.
This event is incredibly important as the target audience, Physicians, are a captive audience. We are confident this team will be active and share our new brochure (soon to be uploaded here), talk easily with physicians and impart their knowledge of the disease with them. We couldn’t be happier with the skill sets these Advocates bring to the table.
Because of the audience, this is an important event. It takes a tremendous amount of planning, getting the right resources there, making sure all is ready when the first person comes to our booth. These events typically cost around $5,000 to go to, but we wouldn’t miss the opportunity to spread the word to the people that may be treating you in the future.
That is why we depend on the contributions that the community donates to keep Relapsing Polychondritis in the forefront of these events. We appreciate all of you that are able to donate to this cause. It is for all of you that have RP or know somebody that does. It is also donated to institutions that are researching new treatments or cure. It is for that child that gets diagnosed early in life because their doctor went to a convention and heard of it. That is happening!
Continuing to raise awareness of Relapsing Polychondritis is what we do. Should you feel compelled, just hit the donate button and give even $5. Every little bit helps. Knowing that what we are doing has made difference keeps us going!
Dr. Marcela Ferrada at Johns Hopkins University
Relapsing Polychondritis Awareness and Support Foundation, Inc.
17310 NE 45th St #119
Redmond, WA 98052