Team Make Your Mark FAQs

Thank you for your interest in leveraging your physical efforts to support the mission of the Lupus Foundation of America. Your efforts will allow us to continue our mission to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, support and advocacy.

Can Team Make Your Mark get a race entry for me?

Team Make Your Mark provides race entries for all Team Events (Rock ‘N’ Roll San Diego and Rock ‘N’ Roll Philadelphia) as well Rock ‘N’ Roll races through the Choose Your Own Race option. Race entries are guaranteed upon hitting your fundraising goal. If you plan on doing a different race be sure to secure your race entry prior to registering as a Team Make Your Mark participant.

What is the fundraising commitment?

There is a fundraising minimum of $1250 for our marathon and half marathon, $750 for 7.6K and $500 for 5K team events. These events include your race registration, professional coaching and an event weekend inspiration party. If you are interested in joining us for a Choose Your Own Rock ’n’ Roll race, choose any non -team Rock ‘n’ Roll race around the country, run any distance you would like and receive free race registration, coaching and gear with a fundraising minimum of $500.

Use our Team Make Your Mark Fundraising Guide to help you reach your goal.

What is the deadline for the team event minimum commitment?

Your fundraising commitment must be met one week prior to participating in the team event weekend activities.

Will I be able to connect with other Team Make Your Mark members?

Yes! We use a dedicated Facebook group as our team hub. This is a great place to meet other team members, gain advice from our coach and learn more about how your efforts are helping in the fight against lupus. You will receive an invitation when you register for Team Make Your Mark, or follow this link to join now!

Will there be on-course support at the team events?

Yes, our team manager and coach will be at our team events to support and cheer on the team.

Can the Lupus Foundation of America provide materials such as brochures, donation forms and signage for my event?

There are printable materials available to download in your fundraising center. These include facts sheets about lupus and the Foundation, a flier/poster you can use for your event, and a variety of logos/digital elements you are able to use.

Can I provide receipts or an acknowledgement letter from the Lupus Foundation of America?

Only those donations made online or sent directly to the Lupus Foundation of America (this includes donations that are collected and submitted with the MYM collection form by an event organizer) will be receipted/acknowledged individually. We can provide one acknowledgment for the event organizer, but IRS regulations do not allow receipts to be given by anyone but Foundation staffers.

Can I use the Lupus Foundation of America's tax-exempt status when purchasing materials?

The Make Your Mark™ team can provide a verification letter confirming the organizer’s intent to raise funds for the Lupus Foundation of America but unfortunately you will not be able to use the foundation’s tax exempt status.

What happens if I do not meet my fundraising minimum for the Team Events?

There is a fundraising minimum for our team events and you must have those fund raised one week prior to the event to be eligible for the team benefits:

  • Event/race registration
  • Pre-race inspiration party
  • Fundraising and training guides
  • Professional coaching and gear

Please reach out to your team manager or your coach if you need tips on how to get to your goal!

How do I submit checks?

Send checks and offline donation forms to:
The Lupus Foundation of America
Attn: Make Your Mark™
2121 K Street Suit 200 Washington, DC 20037

Do you have additional questions? If so, please submit them to This mailbox is monitored Mon-Fri; 8:30-5:00 EST. Every attempt will be made to answer your questions the same business day it is received.

Thank you for your interest in supporting the mission of the Lupus Foundation of America.