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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

40 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.

3 sobz03

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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 10/29/2016

Thank you for your kind review. Your dedication and hard work on behalf of lupus patients helps us at LFNC to do our job and inspires us each day.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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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Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5


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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Good people for a good cause. I've volunteered now at three fundraising events with the Lupus Foundation of Northern California. These events serve not just to raise money but awareness of lupus. That many of the staffers have lupus or have someone close who does makes it that much more deeply personal.

I've met some great people in the foundation. Everyone is cheerful and very accommodating! I feel that my efforts here are towards a worthy cause.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been volunteering for a couple years now. It feels good to help others with the same disease my mother has. The community are always welcoming. We need to stay strong together to overcome this battle.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I thoroughly enjoy being a volunteer for the LFNC. The staff welcomes you to be part of the "LFNC Family" and the other volunteers feel like family as well. Having Lupus, myself, I appreciate the effort to bring awareness to the community about this disease.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

LFNC gave me the opportunity to start an internship with them and through this I was able to discover all the wonderful things they do. With a small staff and the help of clients and volunteers they are able to reach out to the community and make every single one of them feel welcome. Everyday their tremendous effort is seen and they make sure they make every one feels like family. The time I have spend as an intern with them has been marvelous and I am very thankful they gave me the opportunity to work with them.

Thank you LFNC for making a difference in our community!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

LUPUS foundation of Northern California is a great non-profit organization. It offers very informative conferences, seminars to educate people on LUPUS. It also provides many helpful programs such as LUPUS support groups and 5K running etc. Just as its mission, this organization provides a center and resource and hope for people who are suffering with LUPUS, which I vote the highest 5 stars for nonprofit organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In times of trouble, I’ve turned to the Lupus Foundation of Northern California for knowledge, advice, and comfort through special programs and the San Francisco Lupus Support Group/Sub Chapter, both of which I’ve been able to participate in. They've been given me opportunities to share my story at their conferences, in return I receive plenty of support. I’ve been a member of the Lupus Foundation of Northern California (LFNC) since 1999 (it was formerly known as the Bay Area Lupus Foundation). I’ve been co-facilitator of the San Francisco Sub Chapter for the past 10 years. Since my co-facilitator has moved to Sacramento this year, I now facilitate the support group. Thanks to them I was able to meet other facilitators around Northern California at our state capitol. We were able to share lupus stories and our ideas on how to improve what we do for our support group members.There’s a reason for why things happen—good or bad. I’ve always had a calling in life and that is to educate and spread awareness about lupus. The LFNC gives me the opportunity to fulfill this purpose. I am very thankful for the opportunities they give me!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteer as a co-facilitator of the San Francisco Lupus Support Group. Without the Lupus Foundation of Northern California (LFNC) our support group wouldn't exist. I am thankful to the LFNC b/c they've given ME the opportunity to spread lupus awareness not only through the support group but by giving me the honor to share my lupus story as a speaker at educational programs, fundraising events, and public Bay Area fairs. Their educational programs, as well as their website, online weekly newsletters, seasonal "Newsletter" magazines, Bay Area support groups, and their lupus library, unite not only lupus patients, but also the SF Bay area and outer Bay area communities. They help patients learn how to cope with lupus through their informative activities with a small staff (3) and volunteers who are personable, compassionate, and tender. With the partnership with the nationwide Lupus Research Institute, the LFNC does their best to raise funds and support the goal to find better treatments, a cause and a cure for lupus. This is just a smidgen on why the LFNC should be considered one of the top nonprofits in the United States.

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