Find Your Lupus Buddy
The Lupus Buddy Program aims to create, nurture and sustain an environment in which patients can share their experience and knowledge by pairing relatively experienced patients with newly diagnosed patients,the "lupus buddies."
To Join the Lupus Buddy Program, complete this form, and a program coordinator will be in touch with you.
You may also call us at (408) 954-8600 if you have any questions or would like to sign up via phone.
The Buddy Program strives to:
The Three C's of Being Great Lupus Buddies
- Communication: Clear communication and understanding is the first key to fostering a great lupus buddy relationship.
- Confidentiality: The Lupus Foundation of Northern California is committed to protecting the privacy of program participants. Any personal and medical information buddies choose to share the Lupus Foundation of Northern California through the Buddy Program is confidential.
- Compatibility: While we will use best practices to pair patients, it is important to understand that not every pair will be a permanent or perfect match. It's imperative that all participants understand that the need to re-pair is not a personal reflection on either buddy.
Sign-up, and a program coordinator will be in touch.
Since 2015, the Lupus Foundation of Northern California has supported over 260 people living with lupus as part of the Lupus Buddy Program, an initiative national in reach, that pairs experienced lupus patients with patients who are new to learning about their condition.