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Upcoming Lupus Events

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 - MAY IS LUPUS AWARENESS MONTH »

Take part in activities that help spread lupus awareness! Click the Get in on it or POP banner above for t-shirts and other materials. Attend events listed below!



Saturday, May 11, 2013 - Living with Lupus »
Presented by Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter
Time: 11:00 AM to 12:00 AM (EDT)
Register by Friday, May 3rd.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - The Heart of Lupus: 2013 Lupus Update Mini-Conference »
Presented by the Lupus Foundation of Northern California
Time: 11:oo AM to 4:00 PM
Location: Palo Alto Medical Foundation Fremont Center,
                3200 Kearney Street, Building #2, First Floor, Room D
                Fremont, CA 94538
Registration Fee: $50 for nurses desiring CEU credits (5 CEU credits)
                            $30 for non-credit attendees
                            Current LFNC members are entitled to $10 off.

Guest speaker, Dr. Tarter will present an overview of the ways that lupus can affect the heart and an update on recommendations for decreasing the risk of heart disease in people with lupus.The conference will also feature other speakers -- experts and patients alike -- on lupus and related topics. Please visit for updates. Click link above and follow the details and register now. Box lunch included.

**Saturday, May 18, 2013- San Francisco Lupus Support Group**
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Western Addition Library,

1550 Scott Street & Geary, San Francisco

Speaker, Donna dela Calzada, will inspire us with her experiences with lupus and how yoga has transformed her life while living with the disease. She will also demonstrate some simple yoga moves to make ourselves feel better and share whether she made changes in her eating habits.

Wednesday, May 18, 2013 - Lupus Booth at the Asian Heritage Street Celebration »
**Volunteers needed from 1PM - 6PM**
Time: 11:oo AM to 6:00 PM
Location: San Francisco Civic Center to Little Saigon (see map)
                Larkin Street between Ellis and Grove Streets
                Local landmarks include Civic Center, Asian Art Museum
**Volunteers needed from 1PM - 6PM**

**Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 19th Annual 5K Run and Walk for Lupus »**
Time: 9:00 AM PST
Location: West Valley College
                14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA
Register as Walker or Runner, select Join a Team or Create a Team »
**To join our team, select "THE LUPUS FIGHTERS"!**

Register online $25 by May 31 | $30 at event


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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 Foundation of America Calls on the Public to Take Action to Expand Medical Research on Lupus »
May 2013, The Sacramento Bee

Lupus Research Institute Tops $170 Million for Novel Research in Lupus Read more here: »
May 2013, The Sacramento Bee

Remedies for Lupus »
May 2013, International News

Experimental biologics show promise in lupus »
May 2013, Family Practice News

Malignancies in lupus demand clinical caution »
May 2013, Digital Network: The Oncology Report

Conveyco Launches “Likes for LUPUS” »
May 2013, PRWeb

Polymorphic light eruption: A diagnosis of exclusion »
May 2013, Digital Network: The Ob. Gyn. Report

BioTrends Research Group finds 5 unmet needs for new SLE therapy »
April 2013,

New genomics center to focus on RA, lupus »
April 2013, Healio

Lupus Awareness Month: Treatment Landscape is Set to Change With 40 Candidates in the Pipeline »
April 2013, Global Data

Lupus Drugs in Pregnancy Won't Harm Offspring »
April 2013, MedPage Today

Research and Markets: Lupus Erythematosus - Pipeline Review, H1 2013 »
April 2013, Herald Online

Nanogels to attack lupus: an interview with Dr Look and Dr Fahmy, Yale University »
April 2013, News Medical

Steroids at High Doses Raise CV Risk in Lupus - MedPage Today »
April 2013, MedPage Today

Neonatal systemic lupus erythematosus »
April 2013, NIH National Center for Tranlational Sciences

Could I have lupus?»
April 2013,

Lupus: The butterfly effect »
April 2013, iol

Lupus Ups Risk of Spontaneous Subarachnoid Hemorrhage »
April 2013, Doctors Lounge

Supplements failed to fulfill vitamin D minimums in many SLE patients »
April 2013, Healio Education Lab

For the Treatment of Lupus, the Emerging Therapies Epratuzumab and Lupuzor Have the Potential to Offer Improvements Over IV Belimumab in Reducing Disease Activity »
April 2013, The Business Journal

News from the Lupus Foundation of Northern California (LFNC)

Two Foundation Grants to Study the Genomics of Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis Brings New Hope »
April 2013, LFNC Newsletter

Could Lupuzor Improve on Benlysta's Efficacy? »
April 2013, LFNC Newsletter

An Artificial Kidney May Not Be Too Far Off‏ »
April 2013, LFNC Newsletter

More friends of the 5K! »
April 2013, LFNC Newsletter

The 5K Run & Walk for Lupus Has Friends! »
April 2013, LFNC Newsletter

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

News from the Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR)

Alliance for Lupus Research Awards More Than $7 Million in Grant Funding – Continues to Further Mission To Improve Treatment and Find a Cure for Lupus »
April 2013,

Making the Connection Between Cardiovascular Disease and Lupus »
April 2013,

Lupus News Corner »
April 2013,

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.

News from the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA)

Help Secure Future Access to Lupus Medications »

Tell Congress We Need Cures, Not Cuts »

Sign the Petition to Congress asking for their support in funding lupus research »

Lupus Foundation of America Announces New Career Development Award »

Lupus Foundation of America is Accepting Applications for Finzi Student Fellowship Program »

Clinical Trial Opportunity - Spotlight on: The EMBODY Program »

Clinical Trial Opportunity - Spotlight on: The ILLUMINATE Program »

The Latest Lupus Now Magazine »
Fall/Winter 2011


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Lupus Education Day
Sat., July 20, 2013
12:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Details coming soon!


SF Support Group Meetings

Sat. May 18, 2013
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'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! »