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Welcome to RD Events, the blog of the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation! Come here to read about current events in Rheumatoid Disease (RD) aka Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA). RD Events will cover Projects of the RPF national organization; Scientific breakthroughs in RA treatment or research; Efforts of members. You will hear from members of the Board of […]

ACR 2018 – Coming Full Circle

by Dana Symons Seven years ago, I had my first volunteer experience with the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation. It was also my first time attending the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting, which was held that year in Chicago. It was an experience that changed my life. It was eye-opening and exciting as I saw so […]

Eddie’s Story & Volunteer Experience

We at the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation believe that our personal stories are powerful tools of education and inspiration. We have asked several of our volunteers to share a part of their journey and volunteer experience with us after joining us at the American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting. If you are interested in sharing part […]

2018 Scholarship Winners

For the past few years, the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation has run an annual scholarship program to support students affected by Rheumatoid Disease. Our goal has been to expand the program each year. This year, we have upped our Scholarship Program to award five $1,000 scholarships to students who are affected by Rheumatoid Disease. We’d like […]

Rheumatoid Disease Billboard Campaign

Last year, RPF launched what is to our knowledge the first-ever Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign for rheumatoid disease — utilizing donated billboard space from Lamar Advertising. Lamar has been a great media partner, participating with us in Rheumatoid Awareness Day, and helping us place longer-term PSAs on billboards throughout the country. Each of the […]

Patti’s Story

By sharing our own stories, we can offer hope and encouragement for others and let people with Rheumatoid Disease know that they are not alone in this fight. If you’re interested in sharing your story, please visitour story page. Tell us a little about yourself and your family — where you’re from, what you do, […]

2018 Scholarship Program is Open!

We are pleased to announce the opening of our 2018 Scholarship Program. This is the fourth year that we have offered this program as a way to support students who have Rheumatoid Disease (RD) or whose parent has RD. We recognize that beyond the physical, mental and emotional hardship of rheumatoid disease, there is also […]

RD Profile: David St. Martin

By sharing our own stories, we can offer hope and encouragement for others and let people with Rheumatoid Disease know that they are not alone in this fight. If you’re interested in sharing your story, please visitour story page. First, tell us a little bit about yourself. My name is David St. Martin and I […]

RD Profile: Minister Darnel McMillan

RPF sees the importance and value of sharing our own unique stories with rheumatoid disease. We love highlighting personal profiles on our blog to show the real people who are the face of this disease. If you’re interested in sharing part of your RD journey with us, please contact us. First, tell us a little […]

An Awareness Day Tribute, In Loving Memory of Nancy Lee Bush

by Ashley Bush Today is Rheumatoid Awareness Day. A day that my family and I were not even aware existed until this past fall, for a disease that my mother battled for 26 years as we fought beside her. This photo is of me holding my mom’s hand in one of her last hospital visits […]

Post & Win! Show Your #RheumDay Support

February 2nd is Rheumatoid Awareness Day, and we need your help to spread the word and heighten awareness! Click here for list of ways that you can get involved. Use the hashtag #RheumDay on social media as you share awareness images, our petition for a National Proclamation, a snapshot of your local Awareness Day billboards, […]

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