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


Upcoming Event

FREE Monthly Support Groups

Elizabeth Savage


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, July 20, 2019
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

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


Guest Speaker
Brendan Amaru of LupaVita will open our meeting with a brief talk about the correlation between lupus and vitamin deficiencies and how diet and vitamin therapy can help manage lupus. We'll follow Brendan's talk with a quick presentation of sun protection tips.

The views, thoughts, and opinions expressed by guest speakers belong solely to those speakers, and not necessarily to our organization, committee, or other group or individual.

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

2019 Sip for the Cause Wine Tasting Fundraiser

Elizabeth Savage

Drink a glass of wine, enjoy some food, and maybe even win a prize at our 2019 Sip for the Cause wine tasting fundraiser at Gianni Buonomo Vintners on Saturday, October 5 from 1 – 4 p.m. 

Donate $25.00 and receive:

  • One glass of wine

  • Light hors d’oeuvres

  • One prize drawing entry

  • A chance to see some of the winemaking process

All net proceeds will go towards lupus education, support meetings, and community events here in our area.

Gianni Buonomo Vintners
4836 Newport Ave, San Diego 92107

For Tickets and Questions:
Email or call 858-278-2788.


Recently voted Best San Diego Winery, Gianni Buonomo Vintners features wine tasting at its finest just minutes away from downtown, the airport, and Hotel Circle, in the coastal community of Ocean Beach.

One step into the tasting room and you’re instantly awash in the unmistakable aroma of fine wine aging in French oak barrels. It doesn’t take long after that for you to sense their genuine enthusiasm and passion for winemaking.

“To craft something people love sharing with friends…that they bring to celebrations and special dinners…and use to console themselves. That’s my great reward.” —Keith Rolle, Winemaker

For Tickets and Questions:
Email or call 858-278-2788.

Board of Directors Meetings

Elizabeth Savage

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, 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

Elizabeth Savage

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