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A rheumatic disease diagnosis is frightening, but many patients have found hope through the Foundation’s work. Patients who get involved play a direct role in the future of rheumatology. Their involvement and financial contributions raise awareness and increase funding for important efforts that could lead to a cure.

The Rheumatology Research Foundation dedicates its efforts toward advancing treatments
and finding cures to improve the health of patients. When patients share their story,
it is a constant reminder of the importance of these efforts. 

Living with rheumatic disease is a life-long journey that many people don’t understand.
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