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Black Friday. Cyber Monday. #GivingTuesday!

We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back.

With generosity of heart, even a few dollars go a long way. Now that the holiday season is bursting onto us, we want to ask you to make a little room in your holiday budgets to celebrate what this season is really about: giving. Along with Black Friday and Cyber Monday, we are proud to bring you Giving Tuesday. Slated for Tuesday, December 2 this year, (the Tuesday after Thanksgiving) Giving Tuesday is a day to celebrate gifts small and large from ordinary people with extraordinary hearts who make donations from now, including Giving Tuesday till the end of the year. To find out how you can be counted, visit this page.


Carlsbad Marathon 2015

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Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon

Join Team Lupus So Cal in the Tri-City Medical Center Carlsbad Marathon and get your friends and families involved, to help spread awareness in the community.  For more information, please CLICK HERE.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Team Lupus So. CA raises awareness and funding for:
- Local patient services, including support groups, and patient education conferences, doctor referrals, health fairs.
- Research done through the Lupus Research Institute and other local research facilities in San Diego, for better treatments, and ultimately, a cure. aturday, November 15, 2014 at 10:30am


Free Support Groups

FREE Monthly Support Groups

Third Saturday of the Month at 10:30am

There will be NO support meeting in December

The next meeting will be on Saturday, January 17, 2015

Marie Callender’s – 6950 Alvarado Rd, San Diego, CA 92120

The Lupus Support Group meets monthly on the 3rd Saturday of the month to meet, talk, network, and share stories and information.

These are FREE and everyone is welcome – Lupus patients, family members, and friends.

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Powerful 3-Drug Combination Seen as Effective Against Lupus Nephritis

One of the most common - and most severe - lupus related complications is kidney infection, known in the medical community as lupus nephritis. Nephritis sometimes affects kidney functions so severely that patients need kidney transplants. According to the National Institutes of Health, up to 60% of lupus patients eventually develop nephritis.

But a new study has given new hope to nephritis sufferers. A 3-drug combination given to patients in the study produced starkly better results than a common single-drug treatment.

In a trial of more than 300 Chinese patients with the condition, known as lupus nephritis, those who were given a trio of powerful drugs were more likely to see a complete remission. After six months, 46 percent were in full remission, versus 26 percent of patients given an intravenous drug called cyclophosphamide. [...]

In the new study .. [Researchers] randomly assigned patients with lupus nephritis to one of two groups: One received monthly infusions of cyclophosphamide, plus oral steroid medication to ease their kidney inflammation; the other received oral steroids, along with two immune-suppressing medications -- MMF and tacrolimus.

After six months, 46 percent of patients on the drug trio were in complete remission, and 84 percent had at least a partial response -- meaning their kidney function had improved, according to the study.

In contrast, just under 26 percent of patients on cyclophosphamide were in complete remission. And 63 percent had at least a partial response, the researchers found.

Study authors cautioned that while the results are optimistic, further research remains to be done to confirm the effectiveness of the treatment among non-Chinese ethnic groups, among other things.

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General Donation
Make a donation in any amount to help support education, research and advocacy. With a minimum donation of $35 you will become a member of the Foundation.

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In Honor
Shopping for someone that has everything, make a donation in their name and LFSC will send your special someone a card recognizing their special event.

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Volunteer Opportunities
There are many special ways to be a part of the Lupus Foundation. All of our volunteers are special and needed. If you would like to help.

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LFSC's 2011 Volunteer
Congratulations to Gerardo Becerra who received LFSC's 2011 Volunteer of the Year Award last night at CHAD's (Combined Health Agencies) Volunteer of the Year Award Ceremony at San Diego's Hall of Champions.

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Orange Bracelet: "LIFE WITHOUT LUPUS" $2.00

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Purple T-shirt with multicolored butterfly that says: “Someone you know has Lupus.” $20.00

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Support Groups

The Lupus Foundation offers several support groups around San Diego County and we are working on opening new groups in more areas.

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