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LFNC 5K Walk - 6.12.2011
Sunday, Jun 9, 2013

Walk with Us to Cure Lupus
Sat, Oct 12, 2013
The Lupus Fighters!

Walk for Lupus Now
Sun, Oct 27, 2013
The Lupus Fighters!

UPDATED 11/01/2013 2:30 PM

OUR MISSION is to build a supportive community for all people living with lupus, their families and friends so that they do not 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

Saturday, November 16, 2013 - Covered CA: California's Health Insurance Exchange - A Primer and a Workshop [PDF] »**
Presented by the Lupus Foundation of Northern California and the San Francisco Lupus Subchapter/Support Group
Guest speakers will talk about the Affordable Care Act, regulations, and timelines related to the options in healthcare insurance coverage. In addition, they will also speak about Covered California regarding type of health insurance, subsidies and eligibility, cost, and a workshop helping you sign up for the plan.
RSVP: or call 408.954.8600
Event is free and lunch will be served.

**Saturday, December 14, 2013 - San Francisco Lupus Support Group Meeting**
: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
: Western Addition Library, 1550 Scott Street & Geary, San Francisco
Topic: Open forum and Holiday Celebration

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.)

A New App to Help You Keep Track of Your Lupus Care »
October 2013, S.L.E. Lupus Foundation
Visit our Resources page under What is Lupus?

Lupus affects younger black women disproportionately »
October 2013,

Many Lupus Patients Forgo Needed Medication, Study Finds »
October 2013, US News & World Report

Severe Headaches Not Linked to Lupus, Study Shows »
October 2013, Healthline

Moms With Lupus More Likely to Have Children With Autism, Study Suggests »
October 2013,US News & World Report

Epratuzumab Sustains Long-Term Efficacy in Moderate-to-Severe Lupus »
October 2013, MPR

Investigational biologic lessened symptoms in some patients with lupus »
October 2013, Skin & Allergy News

United States Medicaid Beneficiaries Not Adequately Following Lupus Treatment Plans »
October 2013, Science Daily

Few Lupus, IBD Patients Getting HPV Vaccine »
October 2013, MedPage Today

BMJ and the Lupus Foundation of America Join Forces to Publish First Open Access Journal Dedicated to Lupus »
October 2013, Digital Journal

Study identifies biomarker linked to poor outcomes in pregnant lupus patients »
October 2013, Medical Express

ACR: Collaboration May Up Facebook Awareness of Lupus »
October 2013, Doctor's Lounge

Reducing Damage from Lupus »
October 2013, Daily Rx

Australians define low disease activity in lupus »
October 2013, Rheumatology Update

ACR: Early Damage Predicts Future Damage, Death in SLE »
October 2013, Doctor's Lounge

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


News from the Lupus Foundation of Northern California (LFNC)

Researchers Identify Biomarkers Related Poor Pregnancy Outcomes in Lupus Patients »
October 2013, LFNC E-Newsletter

Join Us for a Primer and Workshop on California's Health Insurance Marketplace »
October 2013, LFNC E-Newsletter

DOD Funds 3-Year Clinical Trial for New Lupus Treatment »
October 2013, LFNC E-Newsletter

Spice that Gives Mustard its Color Shown to Help with Lupus »
October 2013, LFNC E-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)

Immunomedics Confirms Funding of Department of Defense Clinical Trial Grant for Milatuzumab in Lupus »
October 2013,

The ALR Would Like to Welcome the NIH Back to Work »
September 2013,

New ALR-LRI Collaboration to Accelerate New Treatments for Lupus »
October 2013,

An Innovative Approach to Lupus Research »
October 2013, Lupus Research Update

Exploring Drugs Already in Existence »
October 2013, Lupus Research Update

Predicting and Developing Treatment Pathways For Lupus Nephritis »
October 2013, Lupus Research Update

Overcoming Personal Pain to Help Others with Lupus »
October 2013, Lupus Research Update

Two Doctors Receive Awards for Excellence »
October 2013, Lupus Research Update

Lupus News Corner »
October 2013, Lupus Research Update

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)

BMJ and LFA Join Forces to Publish First Open Access Journal Dedicated to Lupus »
October 2013,

New Research Gives Insight for Improving Future Lupus Clinical Trials »
July 2013,

Close Communications with Rheumatologist Important During Pregnancy for Women with Lupus »
September 2013,

Children Born to Mothers with Lupus Might be at Increased Risk of Autism »
September 2013,

US Department of Defense Provides Another $1.8 Million to Support Research on Lupus »
September 2013,

The Latest Lupus Now Magazine »
Spring 2013

Clinical Trial Opportunity - Spotlight on: The EMBODY Program »

Clinical Trial Opportunity - Spotlight on: The ILLUMINATE Program »

Lupus Research Registry »


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


Covered California

Sat., Nov. 16, 2013
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Bayanihan Community Center, Barangay Hall,
1010 Mission Street at 6th St.,
RSVP: or call 408.954.8600
Lunch served. FREE!

SF Lupus Support Group Meeting

Saturday, December14
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! »