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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Health Support, Nerve, Muscle & Bone Diseases, Specifically Named Diseases

Mission: To be a premier source of information on lupus by providing programs ana services designated to educate and increase the knowledge of those affected by lupus, promote lupus awareness, and support external lupus research efforts.

Target demographics: lupus patients and their families

Geographic areas served: Northern California

Programs: support services, education events, advocacy activity and research.

Community Stories

139 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 cvonraesfeld

Client Served

Rating: 5

Had it not been for the amazing people at the LFNC I may have spiraled out of control. In a period filled with panic attacks, high anxiety and multiple brain issues they kept me grounded. The support group has been an amazing resource and is inclusive of everyone, No one is ever turned away for lack of resources which puts this in the top of the Lupus Organizations. There is always a friendly face or a welcoming voice and plenty of food! A great organization to get involved with whether you are a patent or just looking for more information.

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lfnc Thank you, Christine! Your hard work for lupus patients everywhere inspires the staff each day.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The LFNC is a wonderful organization. I have become more aware of this organization because my niece has lupus. The LFNC has become a huge part of my nieces life: helping her deal with and understand the disease, as well as enabling her to reach out to others and become a support person for others with the disease. I enjoy the yearly Lupus walk. Thanks LFNC for helping raise money to learn more about this disease and for being a great source of information for anyone wanting to learn more about the disease. And thank you for being a source of hope and support for those afflicted with the disease.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have a dear friend with lupus whom I've watched struggle daily with this disease that has taken pieces of her, a little at a time. I have supported through the Gala and Lupus walk through the years. She is very involved with this organization because she was able to get information through them to help her process her diagnosis. She wants all people to be able to turn to the LFNC get support for this devastating disease as she has! She is my connection and I see LFNC's importance through her.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

The Lupus Foundation of Northern California embodies all of the traits a great nonprofit should have. The Executive Director and staff work tirelessly to provide the best support and resources for the community. Funds received by LFNC go directly to aid lupus patients and further research for a cure. Every member of the organization is committed to improving the lives of lupus patients and their families. I'm proud to be associated with such a great organization and help provide a brighter future.

2 Veronica43

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Lupus Foundation of Northern California is a great nonprofit organization! My cousin has had Lupus for over 20 years and this organization has helped her tremendously over the years. This nonprofit helps people in need, they raise money for research, and they raise awareness about Lupus. This organization has also given my cousin a new purpose in life by giving her a job opportunity to work for the organization. I am extremely grateful to them for all they do to help my cousin and the community.

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lfnc 10/29/2016

Thank you for your kind words! We are glad to be here for your cousin.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My sister was diagnosed with lupus at about the same time my oldest daughter was born. She was able to last through both good and bad times and still manage to take care of my two daughters. I never fully understood the disease until she became an advocate for the cause. The Lupus Foundation of Northern California has given her a voice for her pain and the pain that others with Lupus go through every day.

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lfnc 10/29/2016

Thanks for your review! We are so proud to help give a voice to those with lupus.

1 cvonraesfeld

Client Served

Rating: 5

Had it not been for the amazing people at the LFNC I may have spiraled out of control. In a period filled with panic attacks, high anxiety and multiple brain issues they kept me grounded. The support group has been an amazing resource and is inclusive of everyone, No one is ever turned away for lack of resources which puts this in the top of the Lupus Organizations. There is always a friendly face or a welcoming voice and plenty of food! A great organization to get involved with whether you are a patent or just looking for more information.

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lfnc 10/29/2016

Thank you, Christine! Your hard work for lupus patients everywhere inspires the staff each day.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Until the past year, my only association was the LFNC was the annual walk, which I felt was my obligation as a person with lupus. Until the past year, I did not realize what an integral part of my life it has become. Not only have I gotten much needed support, but I have made great friends in the lupus community and expanded my knowledge of my disease by hosting seminars and conferences. I am happy to be one of the charter members of the lupus buddy program and went through the patient education class. I can't imagine my life without the LFNC I just wish I had discovered I needed them earlier, might have helped me through some tough times. Thank you to everyone at the LFNC for your hard work and dedication.

Debra102

Donor

Rating: 5

My daughter-in-law was diagnosed with Lupus at an early age. LFNC has been a great resource for her and helped me better understand the disease. I have participated in the 5K run/walk and the gala and never cease to be amazed by the dedication of the staff, board members and volunteers of this great organization. They provide a valuable service to the community with their newsletters, networking and research. Hopefully their efforts will lead to eradication of this and many other autoimmune diseases. Keep up the good work LFNC!

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lfnc 10/29/2016

Thank you for your review. We are very glad we were able to help you understand lupus and we are incredibly grateful for your support.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Can't say enough about Lupus Foundation of Northern CA (LFNC). An extremely dedicated staff, ED, volunteers, board members and supporters who care deeply about helping Lupus patients and their families. Not knowing a thing about the illness prior to my diagnoses LFNC became my go to place for information, resources, programs and support. They have truly made an impact on the lives of so many patients myself included.

I am thankful for their support on my lupus journey which has lead me back to them. Must say LFNC is GREAT stand out !! Non profit !!

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lfnc 10/29/2016

Thank you for your incredible dedication to the cause and hard work on behalf of everyone with lupus.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

LFNC provides valuable information and is a great resource for the Lupus community. I am impressed with the kind hearted , dedicated board members and volunteers. Keep doing what your doing!!!Great Job. Thank you for all that you do!.

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Donor

Rating: 5

A childhood friend of mine has Lupus and has been such an amazing advocate for research and spreading awareness. Because of her, I was introduced to the Lupus Foundation and learned of the amazing work that they do. We have also donated to the organization because we believe so deeply in the cause. Understanding Lupus, or any other chronic disease, is so important to increasing research dollars and to hopefully one day finding a cure. In the meantime, the more we understand, the more we can support others.

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lfnc 10/29/2016

Thank you for your review and for you support!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My best friend has lupus and other medical issues and the information and stories enables me to better understand and offer guidance. Not being in the medical profession and not experiencing her daily obstacles learning from professionals and the community has been insightful and a support system for me.

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lfnc 10/29/2016

Thank you for your review! I'm so glad that we have been able to help you understand lupus.