San Francisco Bay Area Lupus Support Group

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Lupus Foundation of Northern California, our main chapter

Without them we wouldn't exist! 

 

LFNC 5K Walk - 6.12.2011
Sun, June 8, 2014
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The Lupus Fighters!


Walk with Us to Cure Lupus Sat, Oct 11, 2014
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THE LUPUS FIGHTERS!

 


Walk for Lupus Now
Sun, Oct 26, 2014
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THE LUPUS FIGHTERS!

UPDATED 09/08/2014

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.

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Participate in The World Lupus Google Map via the LFNC!

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 worl!. Participate now!

The World Lupus Map

Be sure to share the map with your friends on
Facebook and other social media!

http://www.lfnc.org/1mforlupus.html

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Lupus Events

***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 September 27 - Growing Up Healthy with Lupus|Open to ages 14-23 - Parents and Families
Time: 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Millberry Union Event & Meeting Center, Golden Gate Room, 500 Parnassus Avenue, San Francisco
Guest Speaker: Emily von Scheven, MD, MAS, Chief, Division of Rheumatology, UCSF Medical Center & UCSF Benoiff Children's Hospital   
RSVP: Email Joan Pendleton at Pendleton@lupus.org or call 202-689-5516.
Light Breakfast Refreshments will be served.     

Saturday, October 11 - Alliance for Lupus Research Walk with Us to Cure Lupus
Time: Registration: 9:00 am | Walk Start: 10:00 am
Location: Lake Merced, San Francisco
JOIN:
+ Individual walker,
+ Create your own team, or
+ Our team, THE LUPUS FIGHTERS! Family & Friends are Welcome to walk with us :D

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - Lupus Foundation of America Walk to End Lupus Now
Time: 9:00 AM Check-In Opens | 9:40 AM Opening Remarks | 10:00 AM Walk Begins
Location: Golden Gate Park Music Concourse Bandshell, San Francisco
JOIN:
+ Individual walker,
+ Create your own team, or
+ Our team, THE LUPUS FIGHTERS! Family & Friends are Welcome to join us :)

***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.)

Scientists Discover Effective Strategy To Switch Off Autoimmunity »
September 2014, IFLScience
(Thanks Julie for this News link contribution!)

Sabotage as therapy: Aiming lupus antibodies at vulnerable cancer cells »
September 2014, MedicalXpress

EMD Serono, MGH Collaborate to Advance Lupus Research »
September 2014, MedicalXpress

Scientists make important breakthrough in fight against debilitating autoimmune diseases »
September 2014, News Medical

Sabotage as therapy: Aiming lupus antibodies at vulnerable cancer cells »
September 2014, MedicalXpress

Rheumatologic diseases like lupus can initially look like neurological disorders »
August 2014, MedicalXpress

Uranium Exposure Tied to Lupus »
August 2014, HCP Live

Lupus Patients Need Better Care Transitions »
August 2014, Pharmacy Times

Lupus awareness vital »
August 2014, The Barbados Advocate

The grass is getting greener »
August 2014, The Financial Express

Latest abatacept clinical trial results »
August 2014, Rheumatology Update

Mortality predictors REVEALed for PAH in systemic sclerosis »
August 2014, News-Medical

Genetic key to lupus shows potential of personalised medicine »
August 2014, MedicalXpress

Lupus Patients Face High Rehospitalization Rates »
August 2014, HealthDay

Buck Institute spinoff developing new treatment for lupus »
August 2014, marinij.com Novato

Certain Symptoms Can Delay Lupus Diagnosis, Researchers Report »
August 2014, US News & World Report Health

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds »
August 2014, The Telegraph
(Thanks Cindy for this News link contribution!)

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

 

News from the Lupus Foundation of Northern California (LFNC)

LFNC Quarterly Newsletter [PDF]! »
Summer 2014

Hope, Survival, and Never Giving Up: Actress' Story of Beating Lupus »
September 2014

Wanna Know What Makes it All Worth It? A Community Full of People Like Rick. »
September 2014, LFNC E-Newsletter

One Girl's Case Brightens Hope for Finding Genetic Origin of Lupus »
August 2014, LFNC E-Newsletter

New Study Links Low Vitamin D Levels to Increased Heart Disease in Lupus »
August 2014, LFNC E-Newsletter

LFNC Welcomes New Board Members »
August 2014, LFNC E-Newsletter

The Summer NewSLEtter is Here! »
August 2014, LFNC E-Newsletter

Time to Be Your Own Advocate: Urge Your Senator to Sponsor Biomedical Research Funding »
July 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)

Lupus Research Update Volume 1 | 2014 [PDF] »
July 2014,lupusresearch.org

Diagnosing Lupus: A Physician’s Point of View »
July 2014, Lupus Research Update Vol 1 \ 2014

Lupus Research to Better Treat and Diagnose Patients »
July 2014, Lupus Research Update Vol 1 \ 2014

The Unique Role of Rheumatologists »
July 2014, Lupus Research Update Vol 1 \ 2014

A Loving Family Battles Lupus Together »
July 2014, Lupus Research Update Vol 1 \ 2014

2014 ALR Grantees Announced »
July 2014, Lupus Research Update Vol 1 \ 2014

Lupus News Corner »
July 2014, Lupus Research Update Vol 1 \ 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)

Newsletter: Creative Inspiration »
August 2014, Lupus Foundation of America Newsletter

Newsletter: Can I Blame Lupus? »
August 2014, Lupus Foundation of America Newsletter

Newsletter: Vision Quest, Lupus Now, Treat-to-Target and More! »
July 2014,Lupus Foundation of America Newsletter

Newsletter: Improving Care and Management, Surveys, Guy Talk and More! »
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 05/27/14 »

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

 

2014
SF Lupus Support Group Meetings

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.

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! »