San Francisco Bay Area Lupus Support Group

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LFNC 5K Walk - 6.12.2011
Sun, June 14, 2015

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Walk with Us to Cure Lupus Sat, Oct 12, 2015

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Walk for Lupus Now
Sun, Oct 25, 2015

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THE LUPUS FIGHTERS!

UPDATED 04/7/2015 [EVENTS ONLY]

OUR MISSION is to build a supportive community for all people living with lupus, their families and friends so that they don't have to deal with the disease alone. We are not exclusive and welcome anyone who needs lupus support in the San Francisco-Bay Area.

Lupus Events

Participate in The World Lupus Google Map via the LFNC! (Ongoing)
Did you know more than 1.5 million Americans live with lupus and more than 5 million worldwide are affected with this disease. Where exactly is everyone—the survivors, their friends, family, supporters? They span the whole world. Participate now!

The 2015 LFNC Mercedes Giveaway (Ongoing until drawing on June 14)
With each $75.00 ticket, you are helping a great cause. Every penny of net proceeds will go to benefit critical patient-centric programs and services for the northern California lupus community. We thank you for your support.

***Saturday, April 11 & 12 - SF LUPUS SUPPORT BOOTH***
Event: 2015 NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHERRY BLOSSOM FESTIVAL
Time: 11:00 - 5:00 PM
Location
: Post Street between Fillmore and Laguna, San Francisco
VOLUNTEER! Contact: Evanne
*** ENJOY THE FESTIVAL WHILE YOU HELP US SPREAD LUPUS AWARENESS
! We need YOU, friends and/or family to volunteer for 3 or 4 hours, whatever fime you have. You're welcome to take a time to explore and enjoy the yummy food at the festival anytime during your shift. ***

Saturday, April 18 - LFNC "Hang Out" Youth Lupus Support Group
Open monthly meetings for young lupus patients and their friends to come together to share their concerns and hopes, as well as their personal experiences in managing their disease and symptoms.
**Meets 3rd Saturday every month visit website for dates**
Time
: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location
: Lupus Foundation of Northern California, 2635 N 1st St, San Jose
Contact: Sandra Lopez (510) 909-8485 | minilopez04@yahoo.com OR Maggie Madueno: (408) 954-8600 | outreach@lfnc.org
Website: http://lfnc.org​/thehangout.htm​l

Tuesday, April 21 - Brown Bag Session at LFNC - Mind-Body Medicinal Solutions for Lupus: Get to the Root Cause with BodyTalk
Dr. Laura Stuve, PhD molecular biologist and Advanced BodyTalk instructor, will present the latest research on the microbiome, how it impacts immune function and autoimmune disease. Momo Yasutake, certified BodyTalk instructor, will share mind-body solutions to rebalance its impact on the body.
Time
: 12:00 PM | Bring your lunch and your questions
Location
: Lupus Foundation of Northern California, 2635 N 1st St, San Jose
RSVP:communications@lfnc.org or call 408-954-8600 for more information
Website: http://lfnc.org/events.html

Friday, May 1 - May is National Lupus Awareness Month

Saturday, May 2 - Spring Patient Education Class at LFNC – for newly diagnosed lupus patients and their family members
Contact: LFNC at (408) 954-8600 for more info
Website: http://lfnc.org/events.html

Sunday, May 10 - World Lupus Day
World Lupus Day began with a Proclamation 10 years ago by an international steering committee representing lupus organizations from 13 different nations when they met in Eaton, United Kingdom to organize the first observance of World Lupus Day. The Proclamation is a call to action for governments around the world to increase their financial support for lupus research, awareness and patient services.

***Saturday, May 16 - San Francisco Lupus Support Group Meeting |PUT ON PURPLE DAY! ***
Time
: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location
: Western Addition Library, 1550 Scott Street & Geary, San Francisco
Contact: Evanne Graté - 415.452.4270 or

Saturday, May 23 - Spring Mini-Conference
Contact: LFNC at (408) 954-8600 for more info
Website: http://lfnc.org/events.html

Sunday, June 14 - LFNC's 21st Annual 5K Run & Walk for Lupus: Drumbeat to a Lupus Cure
Time: 9:00 am
Location: West Valley College, 14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA
Register now »
Northern California's largest annual lupus awareness is only months away. Online registration has opened the 21st Annual Run & Walk for Lupus with the theme "Drumbeat to a Lupus Cure." The Lupus Foundation of Northern California is going out in a big way to make northern California notice the lupus community, and we need you to join.Register to run or walk, and spread the message to everyone you know. Even form a team!

Lupus in the News

(Any news stories containing advice on this website should not be considered a substitute for professional diagnosis, treatment or management of S.L.E. and symptoms by a physician.)

Lupus Death Rates Vary by Race, Ethnicity: Study »
January 2015, WebMD

Pfizer partners with DNA research firm to study lupus disease »
January 2015, Reuters

Tacrolimus for Induction in Lupus Nephritis? »
January 2015, MedPage Today

Lupus Organizations Collaborate to Further Advance Lupus Research »
January 2015, PR Newswire

Current Role of Rituximab in Systemic Lupus »
January 2015, MedPage Today

Mucocutaneous manifestations in juvenile-onset systemic lupus erythematosus: a review of literature »
January 2015, 7th Space Interactive

When the body attacks itself »
January 2015, Bangalore Mirror

Visit our RESOURCES page for Clinical Trials and other lupus assistance »

 

News from the Lupus Foundation of Northern California (LFNC)

Happy Birthday, LFNC: 37 Years and Counting »
January 2015

Gala Updates: San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo to Deliver Welcome Address, NBC's Terry McSweeney to Emcee »
January 2015, LFNC E-Newsletter

The 37th Anniversary Gala Auction is Now Online & Live! »
January 2015, LFNC E-Newsletter

End State Renal Disease Rates Dropping Among Lupus Patients, But Racial Disparities Remain »
December 2014, LFNC E-Newsletter

LFNC Quarterly Newsletter [PDF]! »
Summer 2014

Archived LFNC E-Newsletters »
Topics include Free or Discounted Hospital Care, Metabolic Syndrome and Lupus, etc.

 

News from the Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR)

Lupus Organizations Collaborate to Further Advance Lupus Research »
January 2015, Alliance for Lupus Research Press Release \ 2015

2014: A TREMENDOUS MILESTONE CAPPING 15 YEARS OF STELLAR LUPUS RESEARCH »
December 2014, Lupus Research Update Vol 4 \ 2014

CELEBRATING 15 YEARS OF GROUNDBREAKING PROGRESS IN LUPUS RESEARCH »
December 2014, Lupus Research Update Vol 4 \ 2014

LUPUS NEWS CORNER »
December 2014, Lupus Research Update Vol 4 \ 2014

The Latest Lupus Research Update Newsletters »
In every LRU, you'll learn about everything from the most technical advances in lupus science and ALR-funded investigator profiles, to the latest Walk with Us to Cure Lupus and grassroots advocacy program news. We are also proud to introduce a new "Face of Lupus" in each quarterly newsletter.

Alliance for Lupus Research Celebrating 15 Years: Faces of Lupus »
Faces of Lupus is a compelling storytelling platform for the diverse and broad community of individuals who are all touched by lupus to the scientists who devote their careers to finding answers that will lead to a cure. Start with founder and chairman, Robert W. (“Woody”) Johnson IV about his motivation for starting the ALR 15 years ago. His daughter was diagnosed with lupus.

 

News from the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA)

Lupus in 2025 »
January 2015, lupus.org, Excerpt from Lupus Now Magazine

Lupus Organizations Collaborate to Further Advance Lupus Research »
January 2015, lupus.org

Save-the-Date! National Lupus Advocacy Summit: June 15 & 16, 2015 »
January 2015, lupus.org

Ask the Expert - Exercise and Lupus »
January 2015, lupus.org

2014: Raising the Profile of Lupus »
June 2014, Lupus Foundation of America Newsletter

Clinical Trial Opportunity - Spotlight on: The EMBODY Program »
lupus.org

Clinical Trial Opportunity - Spotlight on: The ILLUMINATE Program »
lupus.org

Lupus Research Registry »

SEE NEWS ARCHIVE 01/20/15 »

Do you have any lupus news you'd like to share?
Please feel free to contact us!

 

2015
SF Lupus Support Group Meetings

Saturday, May 16
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Saturday, Sep 23
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Western Addition Library
1550 Scott St. at Geary
San Francisco
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Typically, we have our San Francisco Lupus Support Group meetings on the third Saturday of every other month.

Contact us if you have any questions.


WE'D LIKE YOUR ASSISTANCE

We're always looking for new ideas and help in improving our support group, such as finding speakers, fundraising ideas, and assisting us with our local Patient Education Day.

We also need volunteers for our own events as well as for other activities like the Lupus Walks.

If you have a passion for spreading awareness for lupus, CONTACT US! »