November is Caregiver's Appreciation Month! To celebrate, we're excited to have special guest speaker Valeria Ochoa, Community Educator for the Southern Caregiver Resource Center present "Caring for the Caregiver" for us. Click the button below to register for this event!
Date: Saturday, November 21, 2020
Time: 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
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- Leave your video camera turned off.
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Join us for a fun evening showcasing California artists and local small businesses. This Silent Auction will include art, vacation getaways, jewelry and amazing gifts!
The event includes a raffle and special seasonal recipe demonstrations by Northern California chefs & restaurateurs, fit for lupus patients and others with chronic illnesses or anyone interested in healthy winter treats.
Proceeds will benefit programs, services, and advocacy efforts by both Lupus Foundations.
Click the button below for more information and to secure your ticket to this special event.
Date: December 12, 2020
Time: 5:30 p.m.
The LFSC is a participant in AmazonSmile, a website operated by Amazon with the same products, prices, and shopping features as Amazon.com. The difference is that when you shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the charitable organization of your choice.
All you need to do is visit smile.amazon.com and search for the Lupus Foundation of Southern California, and every time you make an Amazon purchase through smile.amazon.com, you will be raising money for the LFSC!
It’s that simple. Plus, it’s free to you, the consumer. The sooner you enroll, the more it helps the cause!
To Our Lupus Community,
Your health and safety are Priority One! While everyone has been impacted by the coronavirus (COVID-19), we understand our Lupus Warriors are extremely vulnerable at this time. Therefore, due to concerns for your wellbeing and following the governor’s guidance to avoid or slow the spread of the disease, we have made the difficult decision to cancel or postpone our upcoming events as follows:
- Doctors’ Panel Cancelled: We will do our best to reschedule this event in the fall of 2020.
- Golf Tournament Postponed: We are working with Twin Oaks Golf Course to reschedule this event for late summer or early fall of this year.
Don’t be a victim of COVID-19 Fraudsters. We are concerned about increased fraud and email scams since the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Cyber actors may send emails with malicious attachments or links to trick victims into revealing sensitive information or donating to fraudulent charities. Here are some helpful tips to avoid being a victim:
- Avoid clicking on links or attachments in unsolicited emails.
- Use trusted sources for information on COVID-19, such as government websites
- Do not reveal personal or financial information in an email, and do not respond to emails requesting such information
- Verify a charity’s authenticity before making donations. Review the Federal Trade Commission’s page on Charity Scams for more information https://www.consumer.ftc.gov/articles/0074-giving-charity
We will continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation and update you as changes occur. Please check out our website at www.lupussocal.org to get more information. Or follow us on Instagram and Twitter @lupussocal and our Facebook page, Lupus Foundation of Southern California.
Remember, our volunteers are here to help! If you need anything (e.g., groceries or medicine picked up; letters mailed; boxes shipped; etc.), please do not hesitate to email firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 858-278-2788.
Your donation of any amount helps us provide valuable services and support to the lupus community in San Diego and beyond. With a minimum donation of $35, you will become a member of the Lupus Foundation of Southern California.