Lupus Foundation of Northern California
Rating: 4.77 stars 126 126 reviews 8,243
2635 N First Street 211 San Jose CA 95134 USA
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.
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As a child diagnosed with lupus before the internet, my resources for information and support from this disease was very limited. The only local organization I found was the Lupus Foundation of Northern California. It offered me a wealth of knowledge and reduced the isolation that is so common with lupus. I was a client served, then a volunteer in the 90's, a presenter at local events, and now, a board member. I am so proud of this organization and the support that we provide to the local community.
I started volunteering for the LFNC in 1996 after my mother succumbed to this awful disease. To deal with my grief, I turned to the LFNC for support and for help trying to better understand how lupus affects African-Americans. After seventeen years of volunteering at the 5k, Dial-A-Doctor night and other events, I became a board member in 2013. My journey with this organization has been one of the most positive things that I've ever done. I found the support I needed to move on with my life and I'm surrounded with some of the most caring and hard-working staff and board members. Everyone at the LFNC is so dedicated in keeping our organization solvent so we can continue helping lupus patients in the Bay Area, Northern California and across the country. Here's to a life without lupus!
This is an amazing local charity that supports lupus patients in Northern California. The staff is so dedicated and caring and they really make a difference in the lives of people challenged by this debilitating disease.
LFNC has a dedicated team of volunteers that are committed to helping patients with lupus. They provide vital local services that the larger lupus organizations cannot provide.
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My sister contacted LFNC over 20 years ago while living and working in SF and newly diagnosed. She's has had a journey and along the way LFNC has provided support and I'm so proud of of my sister. She now lives well with Lupus. Together we support and advocate for Lupus patients and are part of the amazing and dedicated Board and staff at LFNC. LFNC, thank you and keep up the great work for the Lupus community! I can't say enough about the dedication and commitment of LFNC!
Very grateful for all the work that LFNC does for Lupus patients and their families over the years! A terrific group of dedicated, caring, committed staff and volunteers that provide education and support through their conferences, fundraisers/walk/run, and meetings. LFNC - truly provides support for patients, caregivers and the whole Lupus community. Keep up the great job! Thank you.
My wife and I have been involved with LFNC since 1994, shortly after my wife was diagnosed. It's amazing what the staff and volunteers do to support lupus patients and family members during good and bad times. The educational courses, opportunity to participate in research, lupus buddy program, as well as community fundraisers all make the LFNC a great non-profit. I don't know where my wife and I would have gone after she was diagnosed to get answers and support services regarding life with lupus. A big THANK YOU LFNC!
I've been volunteering for the foundation a few years. Staff are wonderful to work with. Before I started to volunteer, I didn't know anything about Lupus. The foundation is doing great work to support Lupus patient as well as promoting awareness. As a volunteer, I always have a great time helping out at the office or at the event. I also met other volunteers and they're so wonderful to work with.
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.
It was wonderful to have a connection and a place to call for resources when I was diagnosed five years ago. My physician didn't give me any information or links to begin educating myself on the disease. My emails from the LFNC kept me up to date with research and resources. I was very grateful and participated in their 5k by organizing a team. The LFNC is vital to our community!
The LFNC helped me to form a great support network. The staff is very helpful and effective in guiding patients to the right resources. The positive experience motivated me to take up volunteer roles at the LFNC after starting as a patient.
The Lupus Foundation of Northern California has three staff: the Executive Director, the Communications Director and the Outreach Director. But each staff has made adjustments to ably and satisfactorily perform the tasks needed in the office as well as in the implementation of the various programs designed to bring awareness to the people about lupus and help lupus patients.
The Lupus Foundation of Northern California utilize and coordinate the volunteerism spirit of the community from the lupus patients themselves, volunteers who want to be a part of the program and professionals who share their expertise to help alleviate the conditions of the lupus patients. The Foundation is performing its fair share in bridging the gap... between lives with and without lupus far exceeding expectations.