Lupus Foundation of Northern California
Rating: 4.78 stars 129 129 reviews 8,257
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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I have participated in the annual 5k walk/run, in Saratoga, for many years but wasn't really aware of the wonderful supportive role the LFNC does until i was invited to the annual gala in San Jose, by Roberta Kracht. Listening to the speakers talk about their journey through this disease is heart warming and heart breaking at the same time. People with Lupus and their families are so fortunate to have this organization for support and research. Our family thanks you and supports you and is looking forward to the day a cure is found!
I became aware of the Lupus Foundation's great work through Roberta, my mother-in-law, as we participated in fundraisers like the 5K run/walk and the annual dinner. Their work is inspiring to so many who lean on the Foundation for strength in the very difficult journey of lupus survivors, and it helps to lighten their very considerable burdens while also supporting critical research. As an aside, their events have given us a wonderful way to bring family and friends together to affirm our love for Roberta, and I know I see that in many other families in the community as well.
Every year, the professionalism, dedication, and hard work exemplified by the LFNC's staff continues to amaze me. It is clear that they care about lupus patients and creating an awareness of this autoimmune conditions in the community at large. They facilitate numerous patient education classes, support group meetings, fundraisers, walks and new programs. One of the newest programs to launch out of the LFNC is the Lupus Buddy Program in which patients are paired together as a personalized support system. The LFNC hosted a Buddy Program celebration with a Qi Gong specialist, a Chinese alliterative medicine specialist, and a therapist. The attendees loved the event! The LFNC is a place of support, trust, and care for many newly diagnosed and seasoned patients when no one else around them understands their disease and their journey with this disease. Thank you, LFNC!
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LFNC is one of the greatest resources for people with lupus and for supporting lupus awareness. They are sweet, kind, caring, and intelligent people. I've never had a bad experience with them, and no matter how much I call them or how busy they are, they are always will to help--patiently in fact. As a volunteer, I know firsthand from testimonies people have felt urged to randomly give me that they regularly make a deep and impacting difference in the lives of lupus patients, their families, and their friends. Great job, and keep up the amazing work, LFNC!
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As the daughter of the former CFO of Orange County Volunteer, I have volunteered at many non-profits since I was very young, but never have I encountered a community so warm, welcoming, and giving as that of the Lupus Foundation of Northern California, the LFNC. The staff is dedicated to selflessly serving the lupus community by providing venues, setting up conference rooms for support groups, detailing online sources, issuing insurance for all volunteers on duty--and that's just the beginning of the list. By volunteering with LFNC, as I do, you become a part of this community and culture of giving and helping those who are struggling during some of the most difficult moments in their lives with the debilitating and often invisible and ignored disease. I cannot commend LFNC enough for their hard work and dedication, and it is my pleasure to be associated with them.
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.