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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 […]

Skydive Fundraiser Success & Follow-Up Interview

As you may recall, Rheumatoid Patient Foundation member, Anja Gilmour, set out to do a charity skydive benefitting RPF earlier this year. Through her fundraising efforts, she was able to raise over $2,600 for RPF! Way to go, Anja! The skydive took place in England in August, and you can view a video of her […]

Addison’s Story

Addison's Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis Story

Anyone who lives with rheumatoid disease or who is close to someone with RD knows that it takes strength and courage to battle this illness each day. But what about when the person battling rheumatoid disease is a child? It takes a special kind of resilience for both the child and the entire family. Today, […]

Billboard Public Service Announcements for Rheumatoid Disease

Rheumatoid Arthritis billboard advertisement PSA

The Rheumatoid Patient Foundation is excited to announce the launch of a billboard campaign through Lamar Advertising, featuring public service announcements (PSAs) for Rheumatoid Disease.  By running these as a PSA, Lamar donates the billboard space to us, so RPF only has to pay the printing costs for each billboard.  We will be starting with […]

2017 RPF Scholarship Program

The Rheumatoid Patient Foundation (RPF) is pleased to announce its third annual Scholarship Program supporting students whose lives have been affected by rheumatoid disease (RD). Offering support to people with rheumatoid disease is one of RPF’s core goals, and we seek to do that through this scholarship program by providing financial assistance to people with […]

Clinical Trial for People with Rheumatoid Disease

Join us in the search for new treatment options for RA For some people with moderate or severe Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) symptoms, medications that have traditionally been used for the treatment of RA may not work well enough or may cause unwanted side effects. This study is for people whose RA has not responded well […]

Letter Writing Campaign to Vice President Pence

The Rheumatoid Patient Foundation has started a petition to get a national proclamation for Rheumatoid Awareness Day. Click here to read and sign the petition. A national proclamation has to be made by the President of the United States. However, we are asking people to join in a letter campaign to Vice President, Mike Pence, […]

Rheumatoid Awareness Day 2017: Proclaiming Awareness

Rheumatoid Arthritis Awareness Day February 2nd

Today marks the 5th annual Rheumatoid Awareness Day as established by the Rheumatoid Patient Foundation in 2013, giving people with the chronic illness known as rheumatoid arthritis, or rheumatoid disease, a day of recognition. Because the disease is commonly presumed to be a type of arthritis, awareness is lacking, causing problems with disability accommodations, clinical […]

2017 Rheumatoid Awareness Day Twitter Chat

  Add your voice and join in the conversation this Rheumatoid Awareness Day! WHAT: A special #rheum Twitter Chat and Q&A session with rheumatologist, Dr. Paul Sufka (@psufka). Participants will have the opportunity to connect with one another, as well as ask questions to Dr. Sufka. WHEN: Thursday, February 2, 2017 — at 5pm EST […]

Interview with Dr. Paul Sufka

We love the opportunity to talk to and interview healthcare professionals and to highlight those we see who are doing an outstanding job in the field of rheumatology. We originally connected with Dr. Paul Sufka online through the use of Twitter, and through a “Tweet-Up” event at the 2012 American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Annual […]

Interview with Dr. Iain McInnes, Glasgow, Scotland

We had the privilege of meeting Dr. McInnes at the 2016 American College of Rheumatology Annual Meeting in Washington D.C., after one of his speaking sessions. We love the opportunity to highlight rheumatologists and healthcare professionals who demonstrate excellence in science and patient care, and Dr. McInnes was kind enough to agree to an interview. […]