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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 […]

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, […]

Lamar Advertising Partnering with Rheumatoid Patient Foundation in Support of Rheumatoid Awareness Day

  Outdoor Advertising Company Donating Billboards to Help Organization Raise Awareness and Spur Greater Funding and Research   Baton Rouge, LA – January 23, 2018 – Lamar Advertising Company (Nasdaq: LAMR), one of the largest out of home media companies in the world, is supporting Rheumatoid Awareness Day through the donation of more than 200 […]

Billboards for Rheumatoid Awareness Day

Rheumatoid Awareness Day is February 2nd! This year, we are doing something BIG. Really, big. I’m talking rheumatoid awareness messaging in HUGE letters on billboards across the country! Early in 2017, we launched the first ever Public Service Announcement campaign for rheumatoid disease through the help of Lamar Advertising. Through that program we have placed […]

A Rheumatoid Arthritis Plateau of Complacency?

by Dana Symons I attended the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Annual Meeting for the fifth time this year. This is special, because it meant that I got a neat little ribbon for the bottom of my name badge. It’s also special because it means that I have had this amazing opportunity five times — […]

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