Calendar of Events

  • Wet Brett Swim Challenge

    Tuesday, February 28, 2023 at 12:00 AM Liquid error: undefined method `day' for nil:NilClass Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    Everywhere

    All swim teams and anyone who loves to swim can participate in the 2nd Annual Wet Brett Swim Challenge.

    Participants will wear a t-shirt while swimming making it more difficult to move through the water. The hope is this will give swimmers a very small look into the physical challenges those with FOP face every day.

    Swim teams and individual swimmers are raising funds to support FOP research.

    Questions? Contact the event organizer at [email protected]

  • Peer Support Group for Adults with FOP

    Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    The IFOPA offers a peer support group for English-speaking adults with FOP.

    The group is an opportunity for members of the community to meet monthly for a one-hour session which will be moderated by counseling psychologist Al Freedman, dad of a son who lived for 26 years with another rare disease.

    The group will provide opportunities for connection between community members by creating a safe space for socializing and sharing challenges related to life with FOP. The group moderator will offer suggestions and techniques to help navigate challenges that are brought up in group discussions.

    Learn more and register to take part

  • Peer Support Group for Adults with FOP

    Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    The IFOPA offers a peer support group for English-speaking adults with FOP.

    The group is an opportunity for members of the community to meet monthly for a one-hour session which will be moderated by counseling psychologist Al Freedman, dad of a son who lived for 26 years with another rare disease.

    The group will provide opportunities for connection between community members by creating a safe space for socializing and sharing challenges related to life with FOP. The group moderator will offer suggestions and techniques to help navigate challenges that are brought up in group discussions.

    Learn more and register to take part

  • Peer Support Group for Adults with FOP

    Tuesday, May 09, 2023 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    The IFOPA offers a peer support group for English-speaking adults with FOP.

    The group is an opportunity for members of the community to meet monthly for a one-hour session which will be moderated by counseling psychologist Al Freedman, dad of a son who lived for 26 years with another rare disease.

    The group will provide opportunities for connection between community members by creating a safe space for socializing and sharing challenges related to life with FOP. The group moderator will offer suggestions and techniques to help navigate challenges that are brought up in group discussions.

    Learn more and register to take part

  • Peer Support Group for Adults with FOP

    Tuesday, June 13, 2023 at 12:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)

    The IFOPA offers a peer support group for English-speaking adults with FOP.

    The group is an opportunity for members of the community to meet monthly for a one-hour session which will be moderated by counseling psychologist Al Freedman, dad of a son who lived for 26 years with another rare disease.

    The group will provide opportunities for connection between community members by creating a safe space for socializing and sharing challenges related to life with FOP. The group moderator will offer suggestions and techniques to help navigate challenges that are brought up in group discussions.

    Learn more and register to take part

  • Massacre on the Mullica Golf Tournament

    Saturday, July 29, 2023 at 06:30 AM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
    Frog Rock Golf and Country Club in Hammonton, NJ

    Massacre on the Mullica Golf Tournament

    Frog Rock Golf and Country Club in Hammonton, NJ (event is in honor of Krys Mauz)
    Breakfast/registration starts at 6:30 AM and shotgun start at 8 AM

    For more information on signing up as a player or foursome, or for questions about sponsoring, contact Craig Zincavage at [email protected]

  • 2023 FOP Family Gathering

    Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 09:00 AM through November 19, 2023 Central Time (US & Canada)
    Dallas, Texas, USA

    Join us for the 2023 Family Gathering where we'll be celebrating the theme "Better Together."

    After three years of virtual meetings, we look forward to focusing on all the ways our community is more resilient, empowered and knowledgeable because of the support we all share with one another. We continue to work towards our mission of serving the global FOP community and those who are unable to travel by offering a virtual participation option. We plan to provide professional translation support in Spanish and artificial intelligence translation in 21 languages for all virtual event attendees during general sessions and some community social events.

    Stay up-to-date on the latest Family Gathering news: ifopa.org/2023_family_gathering

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