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4699 Murphy Canyon Road
San Diego, CA, 92123
United States


Upcoming Event

FREE Monthly Support Groups

Hollaine Hopkins


Our support groups promote the sharing of feelings, experiences, and information. All lupus patients, their family, and friends are encouraged to attend.

San Diego Monthly Support Group
Third Saturday of the Month

The next meeting will be postponed until January due to the holiday season.
Saturday, January 19, 2018
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

United Way Building, First Floor Conference Room
4699 Murphy Canyon Rd.
San Diego, CA 92123

Visit our Articles page, under PDF Documents, for presentations from our physicians' panel on May 19, 2018.

Beer to the Rescue for People with Lupus

Hollaine Hopkins

After several years of life-impacting suffering, Brandon Hernández was diagnosed with Lupus in 2014. Rather than simply be a victim, he decided to invoke the strength of San Diego’s renowned brewing community to make a positive difference for people living with lupus and founded Beer to the Rescue.

"Most people have heard about lupus or know someone who suffers from it, but few know anything beyond the name of this autoimmune disease – what it is, its effect on those who have it, or the fact that it is severely under-researched," says Hernández. "It affects a large number of people in the U.S., yet there isn’t even a test to determine whether someone has lupus, nor are there lupus-specific drugs to help people live with this lifelong condition. This needs to change and, thanks to the compassion, energy, and generosity of the craft breweries participating in Beer to the Rescue, the upcoming years hold a great deal of promise for those so ably assisted by the LFSC and the positive initiatives the agency is integrally involved with."

Most of the brewing companies participating in the Beer to the Rescue campaign will produce beers, while others with more limited brewing capacity will take part in various other ways such as donations, special events and making the LFSC a featured charity at their public venues.

Visit Beer to the Rescue for more information and future events.

2kids Brewing Co.
32 North Brewing Co.
AleSmith Brewing Co.
Amplified Ale Works
Aztec Brewery
Bagby Beer Co.
Ballast Point Brewing and Spirits
Barley Forge Brewing Co.
Barrel Harbor Brewing
Bay City Brewing Co.
Bear Roots Brewing
Belching Beaver Brewery
Benchmark Brewing Co.
Bitter Brothers Brewing Co.
Bolt Brewery
Booze Brothers Brewing Co.
ChuckAlek Independent Brewers
Churchill’s Pub & Grille
Coronado Brewing Co.
Council Brewing Co.
Division 23 Brewing
Dos Desperados Brewery
Duck Foot Brewing Co.
EC Craft Beer Invitational
The Factory Gastrobar
Fallbrook Brewing Co.
Gordon Biersch
Green Flash Brewing Co.
Half Door Brewing Co.
Home Brewing Co.
Indian Joe Brewing
Intergalactic Brewing Co.
Iron Fist Brewing Co.
Ironfire Brewing Co.
Kilowatt Brewing Co.
Lightning Brewery
The Local Eatery & Watering Hole
Mason Ale Works
Mike Hess Brewing Co.
Mission Brewery
Monkey Paw Pub & Brewery
Mother Earth Brew Co.
New English Brewing Co.
Nickel Beer Co.
North Park Beer Co.
O’Brien’s Pub
Oceanside Ale Works
Pacific Islander Beer Co.
Pizza Port
Pariah Brewing Co.
Prodigy Brewing Co.
Pure Project Brewing
Resident Brewing Co.
Rip Current Brewing Co.
San Diego International Beer Festival
Second Chance Beer Co.
Societe Brewing Co.
Stone Brewing Co.
Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens – Liberty Station
Sublime Ale House
Thorn St. Brewery
Toolbox Brewing Co.
Twisted Manzanita Ales
Urge Gastropub & Common House
Urge Gastropub & Whiskey Bank
West Coast Barbecue & Brews
White Labs
Wild Barrel Brewing Co.
URBN St. Brewing Co.
Urge American Gastropub

Learning About Lupus Symposium on May 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Hollaine Hopkins


In honor of Lupus Awareness Month, the Lupus Foundation of Southern California hosted a symposium on Lupus at our office:

United Way Building
4699 Murphy Canyon Rd.
Saturday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Speakers included Dr. Weinstein, Emeritus Chief of Rheumatology & Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine at the Medstar Washington Hospital Center, Dr. Booth, founder of the Cambridge Breathlessness Intervention Service, focusing on self-management of chronic illness and improving general health, and Dr. Kalunian, UCSD Director of Lupus Clinical Trials Consortium. It was open to the public and we encouraged people suffering from lupus as well as their family and friends to attend.

Please feel free to email us or call 858-278-2788 if you have any questions.

About the Speakers:

Dr. Arthur Weinstein has a long academic career with a clinical and research focus on Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and other Autoimmune Rheumatic Diseases. Currently, he is Professor Emeritus of Medicine at Georgetown University and has served as Professor since 2002. In addition, Dr Weinstein is Emeritus Chief of Rheumatology, Associate Chair of the Department of Medicine at the Medstar Washington Hospital Center in D.C. He is also the Chief Medical Officer at Exagen. 

Dr. Kenneth Kalunian is the Associate Director of the Center for Innovative Therapy and also a Professor in the Division of Rheumatology, Allergy and Immunology in the School of Medicine at UC San Diego. He is also the UCSD Director of Lupus Clinical Trials Consortium 

Dr. Sara Booth founded the Cambridge Breathlessness Intervention Service, where the focus is on self management of chronic illness and improving general health. This model is now being replicated worldwide. She is also interested in the well-being and health in chronic illness and has recently carried out some research into barriers to employment in SLE. She will also be speaking at the American Thoracic Society about her research in improving breathlessness (dyspnoea) in chronic disease.