Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation Announces Appointment of Frances Sweeney to Board of Directors

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This information is from the Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation Inc. with Race for RP.

The Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation (RP Foundation) is pleased to announce the appointment of Frances “Fran” Sweeney to its Board of Directors effective December 11, 2022.

Ms. Sweeney recently retired after 23 years as a fixed income trader with the Capital Group and previously held positions with Citibank and the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. She graduated from Boston University with degrees in Computer Science and Economics and received her MBA from New York University.

A longtime supporter of the RP Foundation, Ms. Sweeney also dedicates much of her time to community organizations in the greater Los Angeles area, including volunteering as a court-appointed advocate for youth in the child welfare and juvenile justice systems.

“We are honored to welcome Fran Sweeney to the RP Foundation Board,” said David Bammert, President and Director. “Her experience and commitment to serving the community will be invaluable as we work to expand our efforts driving fundraising, fueling research, and accelerating our mission to help patients suffering with RP and related autoimmune diseases.”

For more information about relapsing polychondritis, the RP Foundation, and the Race for RP, please visit and For all general and media inquiries, please contact David Bammert at (906) 869-3962 or

About the Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation Inc.
The Relapsing Polychondritis Foundation Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization which strives to raise awareness and educate the public, as well as represent its patients to the global medical community and support medical research toward a cure. For more information about the RP Foundation, please visit the foundation’s website.

About Race for RP
Race for RP is a non-profit organization that supports research, awareness programs, and care, for those affected by relapsing polychondritis and related diseases. RP is a painful, debilitating, and sometimes fatal autoimmune disease in which the immune system misfires, turning on the patient’s cartilage. For more information about Race for RP, please visit the organization’s website.

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