The Knowledge and Comfort of Knowing You Are Not Alone = Priceless

November 15, 2023 The Knowledge and Comfort of Knowing You Are Not Alone = Priceless For 31 years, the RLS Foundation has been dedi...

November 15, 2023

The Knowledge and Comfort of Knowing You Are Not Alone = Priceless

For 31 years, the RLS Foundation has been dedicated to improving the lives of the men, women and children who live with RLS by increasing awareness, improving treatments, and funding research to find a cure for this often-devastating disease. The RLS Foundation is proud to have the only dedicated RLS Research Grant Program, which funds promising research. We are a patient services organization, committed to ensuring those in the RLS community have access to top-notch resources, support, information and much more. Membership dues from our cherished members are the lifeblood of this organization, and our work can’t be done without you, our members.


Members can tap into a wealth of knowledge about RLS, including the latest research, treatment options and management techniques. The Foundation offers comprehensive educational materials, such as educational brochures, open-access articles and webinars, which can empower you with a deeper understanding of your disease. All of our publications are available for immediate download through our Member Portal, as well as an archive of webinars on a variety of topics. Our materials are rigorously reviewed and edited by members of our Scientific and Medical Advisory Board. These RLS experts volunteer their time and expertise to ensure all our materials are up-to-date and scientifically accurate.


Being an RLS Foundation member means you have access to a support system made up of thousands of individuals living with RLS across the globe who can empathize with what you are going through. You are no longer alone in your RLS journey. An RLS Foundation membership gives you discounted pricing on events such as our upcoming National RLS Patient Symposium, where you will meet individuals from all over the country and foster lifelong connections with those in your same shoes. Sharing personal stories, triumphs and challenges with others who can relate provides a sense of camaraderie and emotional support that can be invaluable for individuals coping with RLS.


Members of the RLS Foundation have the chance to actively participate in advocacy efforts that aim to raise awareness about RLS and improve the lives of those living with the disease. Through the Foundation’s initiatives, you can contribute to public policy discussions, promote research funding, and collaborate with healthcare professionals to advance the understanding and treatment of RLS. By joining forces with like-minded individuals and making your voice heard, you have the power to affect meaningful change and make a lasting impact on the RLS community for future generations to come.


As an RLS Foundation member, you contribute to the Foundation’s efforts to fund research and drive advancements in the field of RLS. The financial support from membership fees and donations directly fuels research projects such as small clinical trials to investigate new treatment options, with the end goal of finding a cure. By actively supporting these initiatives, you play an instrumental role in accelerating progress, ultimately benefiting not only yourself but also future generations affected by RLS.


In addition to the broader benefits of knowledge, community, advocacy and research advancements, RLS Foundation members enjoy exclusive perks. These include discounts on RLS Foundation merchandise in our online store, priority registration for events and conferences, and access to special member-only content in the Member Portal on our website. Four times a year, each member receives our quarterly news magazine, NightWalkers, which is meticulously planned, written and edited to deliver news about the latest happenings at the RLS Foundation and in the RLS realm. Our members also receive our Special Accommodations Card for use when traveling, along with our Medical Alert Card, which outlines medications that often trigger RLS and provides safe alternatives.

From gaining access to expert resources and support from a community of peers, to actively participating in advocacy efforts and contributing to research advancements, an RLS Foundation membership offers a comprehensive range of benefits. By joining or renewing, individuals not only empower themselves with knowledge and support but also contribute to the overall mission of improving the understanding and treatment of RLS to improve the quality of life for those living with the disease. The nominal fee to join or renew your membership is $40, but the benefits that come with it bring peace of mind in knowing that you are a member of an active and supportive community that alone is priceless.

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