SUPPORT GROUP February 9 & 20

In February, we're happy to welcome back Dr. Shannyn Fowl from the Journey of Health Medical Clinic, as she shares some important insights for us on naturopathic approaches to Lupus. Both meetings will be held via Zoom, and all are welcome to join us for whichever is most convenient for you. We'll see you there!

NORTH COUNTY GROUP
Date: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021
Time: 
5:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.

SAN DIEGO GROUP
Date: Saturday, February 20, 2021
Time: 
10:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

LFSC Annual Meeting

Our 2021 Annual Meeting will be held virtually through Zoom on January 19, 2021 at 5:30 P.M. and we're excited to have you join us! While 2020 was a challenging time for everyone, we have lots in store for the year to come and much to feel positive about. This meeting will be immediately followed by our regular bi-monthly board meeting. If you'd like to join us, please click the button below to register and we'd be happy to send you the link. See you there!

Help us via Amazon Smile!

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!

Great news from LRA

LRA lupus advocates have delivered again! A new Spending Bill was recently signed into law, which includes increased money for lupus and biomedical research and additional funds to help the pharmaceutical industry innovate and develop new treatments for diseases like Lupus.

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 info@lupussocal.org or call us at 858-278-2788.

Testing and Clinical Trials

There are increasingly growing resources for testing and clinical trials. Stay informed and take advantage of the opportunities that are available to you.

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Our Partners

LupaVita
Lupus Foundation of Northern California
Exagen Inc.
Lupus Research Alliance

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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.