Improving Lives Impacted by Lupus
Since 1978, with a mission to improve lives impacted by lupus, the Lupus Foundation of Northern California has served the Northern California lupus community. We continue to pursue our mission of being a key provider of support services, educational programs, and information to empower lupus patients, their loved ones, and their care teams.
Stand with Whitney
Imagine you are 14. Imagine you are a student in high school with top grades. Imagine you play varsity soccer and volleyball. Imagine having the whole world as your playground and a bright future awaiting you. Imagine the dreams of a child.
Then imagine it all change - imagine not being able to spend time with friends, play the sports you love, or even being able to concentrate at school. That's what happened to Whitney Carter. Whitney never had the chance to make a decision about whether to keep her diagnosis a secret - being diagnosed at an early age and withdrawing from athletics, people would notice, she says. So she decided to live her truth.
And we at the Lupus Foundation are proud to be partners in her truth. It’s easy to see why Whitney calls the Lupus Foundation of Northern California her second family. “They understand that you are unique. I don’t feel like a failure when I’m here”.
No one should have to feel like a failure because of an illness. And we need your help to make sure no one does. Read Whitney's full story, and make a contribution.
SPREAD POSITIVE VIBES
Make Someone's Day Positively Purple
Sharing lightens the load of rough times and multiplies the joy of celebrations. Do you know someone who needs to be celebrated? Needs a pick-me-up? Or someone you just want to know that you're thinking of them? Send them a Positively Purple card from the Lupus Foundation of Northern California. Whether your loved one is celebrating a great milestone or battling a rough time, we guarantee they'll appreciate knowing you're with them.
Find a Clinical Trial
It is incredibly important that a diverse group of patients are represented in clinical trials. That's why the Lupus Foundation of Northern California is happy to announce a partnership with Antidote to help patients find clinical trials they may qualify for. Antidote uses data from ClinicalTrials.gov. Find out if a clinical trial out there needs you!