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


Upcoming Event

Free Doctors Panel Discussion

Hollaine Hopkins

We are excited to host this free doctors panel discussion on Saturday, May 11 from 9 – 11:30 a.m. in the United Way Building at 4699 Murphy Canyon Rd., San Diego 92123.

Take advantage of this opportunity to ask any questions you have of an exceptional group of lupus experts, including a rheumatologist, pediatric rheumatologist, dermatologist, dentist, family practitioner, and pharmacist. Snacks and drinks will be served.

Seating is still available – RSVP to get your seat at 858-278-2788 or First 25 people to respond receive 2 tickets to see a Lake Elsinore Storm baseball game! (Must attend the doctors panel discussion to receive tickets.)


Dr. Evelyn Ascough, DDS, specializes in general and cosmetic dentistry for children, teens, and adults. She received advanced training at UCLA in esthetic dentistry and has more than 20 years of experience.

Dr. Arthur Mabaquiao, M.D., graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine, completed his internal medicine residency in 1998 at the University of California, Irvine, and Rheumatology Fellowship at UCI in 2000. He has been in his private practice in San Diego since 2005.

Dr. Courtney O'Bryan, D.O., graduated from Midwestern University, Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2013. She completed her family medicine residency at Advocate Illinois Masonic in Chicago.

Dr. Tara Paravar, M.D., is an associate professor in dermatology, UCSD School of Medicine. She completed her residency in dermatology at the University of Texas at Houston/MD Anderson Cancer Center, received her medical degree from UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine, and completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.

Dr. Robert Sheets, M.D., is a pediatric rheumatologist at Rady Children's Hospital and a clinical professor of pediatrics at UCSD School of Medicine.

Dr. Mitsuo Tomita, M.D., was a family practice physician at Kaiser Permanente until he retired in 2008. An assistant clinical professor at UCSD School of Medicine, he received his medical degree from UCSF School of Medicine and completed his residency training in Fresno.

Dr. Jason Yee, PharmD, graduated from UCSD Skaggs School of Pharmacy and is currently an acute care pharmacy practice resident at UCSD.

Seating is still available – RSVP to get your seat at 858-278-2788 or First 25 people to respond receive 2 tickets to see a Lake Elsinore Storm baseball game! (Must attend the doctors panel discussion to receive tickets.)

Questions for the panel?
Please send your questions for the panel to in advance of our discussion. Of course, you can ask them on the day – we would just like to prepare our group of experts as much as possible.

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

Saturday, June 15, 2019
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.

7th Annual Charity Golf Tournament

Hollaine Hopkins


We invite you to join us on Saturday, June 8, 2019 for a 1 p.m. shotgun start at the beautiful Twin Oaks Golf Course in San Marcos. Golfers of all abilities will have fun playing in this tournament, helping to make a difference for the local lupus community.

Four-Man Scramble, $115 Per Person
Enjoy a round of golf with cart, range balls, putting and on-course contests, dinner, and awards ceremony for only $115. Anyone is welcome for just dinner for $25. All net proceeds will benefit the lupus community here in our area. Register your team today!

Opportunity Drawing for Prizes
There will be a drawing for exciting prizes on the day of the event. Even though you’ll want to stick around for all of the event activities, you don’t have to be present to win.

Sponsorship and Donations
We are accepting donations for our Opportunity Drawing and offer a variety of levels of sponsorship that offer you an exceptional advertising and promotional opportunity. We are a tax-exempt charitable organization under IRS Code section 501(c)(3) so your donations are fully tax-deductible. Opportunity Drawing donations may qualify for sponsorship status depending on value (for questions, see contact information below).

Levels of Sponsorship:
Tee Box Sponsor – $150
– Company name/logo on 24" x 18" tee box sign and on event banner
• Butterfly Sponsor – $300
– Company name/logo on 2’ x 3’ individual banner and on event banner
• Eagle Sponsor – $500
– Company name/logo on 2’ x 3’ individual banner and on event banner + 2 dinner tickets

Info, Registration, Sponsorship Contacts
Doug Jenkins, Event Organizer: 650-291-8474,
Lupus Foundation of Southern California: 858-278-2788,

Board of Directors Meetings

Hollaine Hopkins

Attend our board of directors bi-monthly meetings where we discuss Lupus Foundation of Southern California business, past and upcoming events, and new ideas. We will also open up the floor to the public for comments towards the end of the meeting (see below for details about how to participate).

2019 Schedule

Tuesday, May 21
Tuesday, July 16
Tuesday, September 17
Tuesday, November 19

6–7:15 p.m.

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

Public Comments:
If you would like to be added to an upcoming board meeting agenda, please submit your request in writing including a brief summary of the item you wish to discuss with the name and phone number of the person who will be presenting to the board. All board agenda requests must be received by 10:00 a.m. 7 days prior to the board meeting either via email or U.S. mail at Lupus Foundation of Southern California, 4699 Murphy Canyon Road, San Diego, CA 92123.


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.

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