San Francisco Bay Area Lupus Support Group

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LFNC 5K Walk - 6.12.2011
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Sun, Oct 26, 2014
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UPDATED 06/30/2014 2:27 PM [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

Saturday, July 12 - LFNC 2014 Summer Lupus Mini-Conference
Time
: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location
: Marin Nonprofit Resource Center, 555 Northgate Drive, San Rafael
Speaker: Dr. Maria Dall'Era, Professor of Clinical Medicine and Director of the Rheumatology Clinical Research Center at UCSF; Director of the UCSF Lupus Clinic
Registration Fee: $50 for CEU attendees, $30 for non-credit attendees. Current LFNC members get a $10 discount. Lunch and refreshments will be served.
REGISTER for conference »

***Saturday, July 19 - San Francisco Lupus Support Group Meeting***
Time
: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location
: Western Addition Library, 1550 Scott Street & Geary, San Francisco
Speaker: Lane Ratchford, MA, CHT - Lane is a psychotherapist and certified hypnotherapist in San Francisco. She specializes in helping Lupus patients work with psychological aspects of the disease. As a former Lupus patient herself, she is intimately familiar with the experience, and is passionate about helping fellow Lupus patients live their best, fully-thriving lives. In her own and in her clients' lives, she has found psychotherapy to be a powerful resource that can significantly impact flares and symptoms.

Tuesday, July 22 & Wednesday, July 23 - Grassroots Webinar, Preparing for August Recess
Presented by Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) Advocacy Team located in Washington, D.C.
Time: 7/22 - 12:00 PM OR 7/23 - 3:00 PM (I've provided PDT)
Webinar: The LFA Advocacy Team will highlight key talking points, which include urging your elected officials to increase funding for lupus research and to support legislation aimed at improving access to affordable medications.
If there's enough interest, the webinar will be held twice to accommodate a broad audience.
Please register for the webinar by JULY 16 to Lauren at governmentrelations@lupus.org by July 16, 2014. Please say that you're calling from San Francisco and indicate your selected date and time, i.e. July 22 @ 12:00 pm or July 23 @ 3:00 pm.

Saturday, July 26 - Education Class for Lupus Patients & Loved Ones
Are you a newly diagnosed? Do you want to learn more about managing your disease effectively on a day-to-day basis? Are you a friend or a family member of a patient who wants to learn how to help your loved one bridge the gap between life with and life without lupus? If you answered Yes to any of these questions, then the LFNC Patient Education Class is for you.
Time
: 11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Location
: Lupus Foundation of Northern California, 2635 N First St, Ste 211, San Jose
REGISTRATION REQUIRED »
OR download registration form [PDF] and send to:

MAIL: LFNC, 2635 No. First St. #211 - San Jose, CA 95134
FAX: 408.954.8129

Light refreshments will be served. This is a free class provided by the
Lupus Foundation of Northern California.

***Saturday, September 20 - San Francisco Lupus Support Group Meeting***
Time
: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location
: Western Addition Library, 1550 Scott Street & Geary, San Francisco

***Saturday, November 21 - San Francisco Lupus Support Group Meeting***
Time
: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location
: Western Addition Library, 1550 Scott Street & Geary, San Francisco

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.)

Proclamation of Lupus Awareness Month in California »
May 2014, Lupus Research Institute

[FDA Recognizes May is National Lupus Awareness Month] Lupus Therapies Continue to Evolve »
May 2014, FDA.gov

Lupus FB Chat To Include HHS, Lupus Foundation, Molly’s Fund »
May 2014, Pain Medicine News

Lupus Therapies Continue to Evolve »
May 2014, FoodConsumer

Lupus awareness month comes to an end »
May 2014, ChicagoNow (blog)

Senator Morrison Commends the Lupus Awareness Group of Guam »
May 2014, Pacific News Center

Rheumatology Network Features Special Coverage on Lupus for Lupus Awareness Month »
May 2014, The Wall Street Journal

Lupus Foundation recognizes Tom Harkin's 30 years of public service »
May 2014, Omaha.com

XTL Biopharmaceuticals Further Strengthens Team for Phase II Lupus Trial with Two Additional Experts »
May 2014, WSJ MarketWatch

Research Seeks Better Diagnostics, Therapy for Lupus »
May 2014, US Department of Defense

Lupus Awareness Month: The latest discoveries »
May 2014, Saludify

Frontier Pharma: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus - Identifying and Commercializing First-in-Class Innovation »
May 2014, Digital Journal

Health Science Center’s Casali awarded lupus research grant »
May 2014, Alamo City Beat

Metformin has steroid sparing effect in lupus »
May 2014, Rheumatology Update

On the Street: Victoria firm to develop drug for lupus »
May 2014, Times Colonist

The color purple »
May 2014, My Record Journal

RheumShorts: New Knees, Lupus Med Switches »
May 2014, Medpage Today

 

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

 

News from the Lupus Foundation of Northern California (LFNC)

On Your Mark! The 20th Annual 5K Run & Walk for Lupus - Sunday, June 8‏ »
May 2014, LFNC E-Newsletter

LFNC Volunteer Secures Lupus Proclamation from Placer County »
May 2014, LFNC E-Newsletter

The World Lupus Google Map - Let's Put Lupus on the Map! »
May 2014, LFNC E-Newsletter

New Treatment for Lupus Nephritis Studied in University of Houston »
May 2014, LFNC E-Newsletter

It's Lupus Awareness Month - What Are We Doing? »
May 2014, 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)

Faces of Lupus featuring Marketa Ford (YouTube) »
May 2014,lupusresearch.org

A Message on World Lupus Day (YouTube) »
May 2014, lupusresearch.org

Celebrity Faces of Lupus (YouTube) »
May 2014, lupusresearch.org

Faces of Lupus featuring Willie Cage (YouTube) »
May 2014, lupusresearch.org

What is a Biomarker? Explained by ALR's Mascot, Mack the Molecule (YouTube) »
May 2014, lupusresearch.org

Dr. Kyriakos Kirou: Lupus and Treatment, Lupus and Neurology: Questions Answered »
April 2014, lupusresearch.org

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)

A Special Tribute to The Honorable Tom Harkin, UV Exposure: What You Need to Know »
May 2014, Lupus Foundation of America Newsletter

Put on Purple for Lupus Awareness Month »
May 2014, Lupus Foundation of America Newsletter

May is Lupus Awareness Month, Ask the Experts: Photosensitivity and Cutaneous Lupus, Ian Harding: Thanks Mom! »
May 2014,Lupus Foundation of America Newsletter

May is Lupus Awareness Action Month »
May 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 05/27/14 »

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

 

SF Lupus Support Group Meeting

Saturday, June 21
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Saturday, July 19
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Saturday, Sep 20
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Saturday, Nov 15
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 except when noted.

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! »