Our Next Support Group Is On SEPT 18TH

Our GSK "Living with Lupus" series continues! This month, Paula White will join us to share a presentation on the importance of taking an active role in your lupus journey, along with some resources - including the Us In Lupus website - to help us in that effort. We'll see you there!

SAN DIEGO GROUP
Date: Saturday, September 18, 2021
Time:
10:30 A.M. to 12:00 P.M.

VIRTUAL GROUP
Date: Monday, September 20, 2021
Time:
5:00 P.M. to 6:30 P.M.

SAVE THE DATE! SIP FOR THE CAUSE 2021

Wine lovers rejoice! The exceptional and award-winning Gianni Buonomo Vintners will once again be hosting our Sip for the Cause Wine Tasting Fundraiser on Saturday, October 9th, 2021 from 1-4 P.M. Details are still being finalized but we hope to have further information in the days and weeks to come. Stay tuned!

ManyOne Can Virtual Walk October 2nd!

We hope you will join our team on Saturday, October 2, 2021 for this year's virtual ManyOne Can Walk with Us to Cure Lupus event! This year's virtual walk will feature inspirational speakers and interactive activities to celebrate on one day, as one community. Click the button below to learn more about this event!

ALERT RE: PROPOSED CHANGES TO MEDI-CAL POLICIES

Chronic disease patients rely on three key freedoms in making choices directly related to the management of their care: the choice of a doctor, the choice of a treatment plan, and the choice of which medication is the best fit for their personal treatment. A proposed policy change, made without consulting health advocates/officials or medical professionals, now threatens these freedoms. We urge you to read the article linked below to learn more.

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, please note our physical office at the United Way of San Diego building is currently closed to the public.

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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