2018 Make Your Mark Program

Lupus Can Take A Hike

Let’s make our mark on lupus together and support of the mission of the Lupus Foundation of America! My goal is raise to $5,000 (at least!) for the estimated 1.5 million people living with lupus in the United States. Together we will raise money, enjoy the outdoors, stay active, and support the Foundation's efforts to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus!

My fundraising event, Lupus Can Take A Hike, will take place during the last week in September. During that time, I will be traveling around the western part of the country and going on as many hikes as possible to raise awareness and funds for lupus research. There will also be preliminary hikes during the last weekend of every month prior to the main event. I am seeking donations in the form of "mileage sponsorship", in which donors will sponsor however many miles they think that I can hike during both the preliminary hikes and the main event in the fall.

For example: You can donate $2 per mile, for 25 miles hiked, which would be a total donation of $50.

Ways to get involved:

  • Donation in the form of "mileage sponsorship", as explained above, which can be done directly from the event page. Miles sponsored can be listed in the "message of encouragement" section at the bottom of the donation page.
  • Participation by joining in the fight against lupus and going on hikes during the last weekend of every month from now through September. Take photos of your hikes and share them on social media with the hashtag #lupuscantakeahike as a way to raise both awareness and funds for lupus research. Also, make sure to follow the Facebook and Instagram pages Lupus Can Take A Hike, where you can share/tag photos as well!
  • Sponsorship by contributing to the main event. Contributions can be made in the form of gas cards, dry food items, funding for park passes, etc. This sponsorship will allow me to go on as many hikes as possible and to spread the word in several locations across the U.S. For more information on sponsorship, contact me at kirsten_robinson@yahoo.com.
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