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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The Lupus Fighters!


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

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THE LUPUS FIGHTERS!

 


Walk for Lupus Now
Sun, Oct 25, 2015

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THE LUPUS FIGHTERS!

UPDATED 08/04/2015

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.

ATTENTION: Walk with Us to Cure Lupus by the Alliance for Lupus Research NEEDS YOUR HELP. They are low on participants. Sign up as an individual walker or create a team and then we cann all walk together! If they don't have enough participants, they will cancel the event :'( Walk with Us to Cure Lupus was the very first walk to ever come to San Francisco 2006. Don't let this tradition burn out. 100% of the funds received go to lupus research. No other organizationd does this.

Lupus Events

***Saturday, September 19 - San Francisco Lupus Support Group Meeting***
Time: 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Location
: Western Addition Library, 1550 Scott Street & Geary, San Francisco
Contact: Evanne Graté - 415.452.4270 or

Sunday, October 25 - Walk to End Lupus Now™
JOIN OUR TEAM, THE LUPUS FIGHTERS! Invite family and friends to walk with us :)
Check In: 9:00 am | Walk Start: 10:00 am
Location: Golden Gate Park Music Concourse, San Francisco
Raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for the estimated 1.5 million Americans who suffer from its brutal impact. Walk to End Lupus Now™ events provide all people affected by lupus the opportunity to come together for one unified purpose- to end lupus.

***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
Contact: Evanne Graté - 415.452.4270 or

Just Added! Find Your Lupus Buddy
The Lupus Buddy Program by the LFNC aims to create, nurture and sustain an environment in which patients can share their experience and knowledge by paring relatively experienced patients with relatively new ones,the "lupus buddies." Learn more

Win a 2016 Mercedes Benz or $25,000!
The LFNC is making things more fun with their next Charity Car Drawing. Only 600 tickets will be sold, and you can buy as many as you like. As soon as the 600th ticket is purchased, we will announce a date to pick the lucky winner! Enter to win!

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!

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.)

CHECK IT OUT! Get more up-to-date lupus news at LUPUS NEWS TODAY (an online lupus news site!)

Thyroid dysfunction common in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus »
July 31, 2015, Healio

Kezar scores with new way to tackle autoimmune diseases »
July 30, 2015, San Francisco Business Times

Women's immune system genes operate differently from men's, Stanford study finds »
July 30, 2015, Medical News Today

Lupus Disproportionately Affects Black Women »
July 30, 2015, The Dallas Weekly

Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Pipeline Review and Market Research, H1 2015 »
July 30, 2015, myNEWSdesk

Research and Markets: Global Chronic Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus (CCLE) / Discoid Lupus Erythematosus (DLE) Therapeutics Pipeline Insights 2015 »
July 29, 2015, Business Wire

Lupus: Spike Seen in Hospital Admissions for Infections »
July 28, 2015, Lupus News Today

Lupus researchers try to corner puzzling prey »
July 28, 2015, Duluth News Tribune

UCB's lupus trial fails in final clinical tests »
July 28, 2015, Reuters

DNA methylation Linked to Autoantibody Production in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus »
July 27, 2015, Lupus News Today

Patients with SLE responded differently to sifalimumab by region »
July 27, 2015, Healio

NJ Pharma Co. Revives Lupus Product Row With FDA »
July 27, 2015, Law 360

Lupus Pericarditis Yields to Gout Drug »
July 24, 2015, MedPage Today

Temple University scientists make breakthrough in lupus research »
July 23, 2015, USA Today - College

Relatives of patients with SLE have higher risk for autoimmune disease »
July 23, 2015, Healio

'Medical Food' Firm Says FDA Blocks Lupus Drug »
July 21, 2015, Courthouse News Service

Vitamin D Doesn't Improve Interferon Response in Lupus PatientsVitamin D Doesn't Improve Interferon Response in Lupus Patients »
July 20, 2015, Renal & Urology News

When lupus causes psychosis »
July 18, 2015, Examiner

**Visit our RESOURCES page for New Clinical Trials, Studies and other lupus assistance »

 

Lupus Foundation of Northern California (LFNC) News

LFNC Launches #LupusSelfie, Brand New Website! »
August 2015, LFNC E-Newsletter

Research: Underlying Bacterial Infection May Trigger Lupus; Key Opportunity for Frontline Providers »
July 2015, LFNC E-Newsletter

Chinese Researchers test New Lupus Drug They Believe Can Restore Immune Balance »
July 2015, LFNC E-Newsletter

Congress Listens to Lupus Advocates: House Passes the 21st Century Cures Act »
July 2015, LFNC E-Newsletter

French Study: Pre-term Birth Rate Reduced in Lupus Patients Taking Plaquenil During Pregnancy »
July 2015, LFNC E-Newsletter

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

 

Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) News

LUPUS AND INFECTION »
July 2015, Lupus Research Update Vol 2 \ 2015

A FATHER'S QUEST FOR ANSWERS »
July 2015, Lupus Research Update Vol 2 \ 2015

LUPUS INSIGHT PRIZE AWARDED »
July 2015, Lupus Research Update Vol 2 \ 2015

LOOKING FOR A NEW WAY TO FIGHT LUPUS? »
July 2015, Lupus Research Update Vol 2 \ 2015

MAY — LUPUS AWARENESS MONTH »
July 2015, Lupus Research Update Vol 2 \ 2015

Clinical Studies Provide Insight to New Directions in Research »
July 2015, Lupus Research Update Vol 2 \ 2015

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.

 

Lupus Research Institute (LRI) News

LRI Expands Education Program to Accelerate Lupus Diagnosis and Treatment »
August 2015, lupusresearchinstitute.org

23andMe - Lupus Research Institute (LRI) Google Hangout »
July 2015, lupusresearchinstitute.org

LRI Statement: Epratuzumab Results Can Help Build Better Trials for Lupus »
July 2015, lupusresearchinstitute.org

LRI Funding Finds Potential Lupus Trigger »
July 2015, lupusresearchinstitute.org

LRI–funded Scientist Finds New Paths to Limit Lupus Progression and Damage »
July 2015, lupusresearchinstitute.org

LRI Newsletters »
lupusresearchinstitute.org

 

Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) News

Newsletter: Research Update, Importance of Support and More »
August 2015, Lupus Foundation of America Newsletter

Newsletter: Working with Lupus‏ »
July 2015, Lupus Foundation of America Newsletter

2015 Gina M. Finzi Memorial Student Summer Fellowships »
July 2015, Lupus Foundation of America Research Announcement

Newsletter: Environmental Impact on Lupus, Sun Safety and More »
July 2015, Lupus Foundation of America Newsletter

Statement on the Results of Epratuzumab Study for the Treatment of Lupus »
July 2015, Lupus Foundation of America News

Chloe T. Barlow: A Novel Approach to Love and Lupus »
July 2015, Lupus Foundation of America News

U.S. House of Representatives Passes 21st Century Cures Act »
July 2015, Lupus Foundation of America News

Lupus Research Registry »

SEE NEWS ARCHIVE 05/01/15 »

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2015
SF Lupus Support Group Meetings

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

Saturday, Nov 21
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! »