Donation to Support the Lupus Foundation of Northern California
The Lupus Foundation of Northern California (LFNC) was founded in 1978 in San Jose, CA. The organization was created in response to the lack of awareness about the little-understood, yet devastating illness called lupus. Lupus is an acute and chronic inflammatory disease that, for unknown reasons, causes the immune system to become hyperactive and attacks the body’s own healthy tissues and organs.
At least 50,000 Californians have been told by a doctor that they have lupus. Lupus affects more Americans than AIDS, multiple sclerosis, cystic fibrosis, sickle-cell anemia and cerebral palsy combined.
Lupus can be difficult to diagnose because symptoms mimic other diseases. Presently, there is no cure for lupus. However, with early diagnosis and current methods of therapy, 80-90% of lupus patients can look forward to a normal lifespan.
We are honored to contribute to the Lupus Foundation of Northern California. Brian Caster, President and CEO of A-1 Self Storage, said “This cause hits close to home, as a dear team member has been diagnosed with this autoimmune disease. Thank you to Lupus Foundation of Northern California for the support groups, education, and resources you are providing to patients with lupus.”
For more information about the Lupus Foundation of Northern California, please visit: http://www.lfnc.org/