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LUPUS FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
August 25, 2014

I have been a volunteer for the LFNC for approximately 27 years. I first became involved when I was newly diagnosed and was seeking information and support. The organization was there to meet my educational and emotional needs. The administration is very supportive and encourages members to become involved, therefore I used my professional experience as a registered nurse to help teach classes, lead support groups and volunteer in other capacities. This nonprofit really stands out in its mission to raise awareness of lupus, support those who suffer from lupus and their families, support legislation to increase funding for research, and directly supply funding for lupus research. For this reason, LFNC should be one of the top great nonprofits in the country.

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

LUPUS FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
July 10, 2012

The Lupus Foundation of Northern California has been a part of my life for the past 15 years. First, as a newly diagnosed client seeking information and support. The organization provided literature, videos and classes. I also found support in one of their subchapter support groups. I met others suffering the same issues and made friends for life. As I became familiar with the chronic nature of the disease, I decided to give back by becoming a volunteer. I utilized my background as a nurse to assist as a spokesperson, teacher and coleader of a support group. During this time I earned how many people have been served by this great nonprofit.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

MY ROLE:
Volunteer

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LUPUS FOUNDATION OF NORTHERN CALIFORNIA
June 27, 2010

The LFNC was there for me when I was first diagnosed with lupus in 1997 with educational groups, videos, books, and support groups. Once I was comfortable and educated, I gave back to the organization by volunteering as a nurse in their annual run and helping with their classes and support groups. This nonprofit organization not only does wonders to support persons with lupus and their families it also supports research for lupus.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Support, friends, and knowledge.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The suoortive staff, the colleagues I have met in my support group. the educational meetings.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very committed to lupus research and helping people with lupus.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Do more community outreach and education. More money for lupus research. help people pap for expensive medicine such as Rituxan

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I Have been a co leader for the mid peninsula support group.