Walk To End Lupus Now

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Where Can I Walk?
What is Walk to End Lupus Now® ?
Do I need to register for the Walk?
Is there a registration fee?
How do I get a t-shirt?
How do I pick up other fundraising incentive prizes?
How long do I have to collect and turn in donations to qualify for an incentive prize?
Why should I raise money?
Where does the money go?
What should I do with checks and cash donations?
Where can I individualize my fundraising page?
What happens on 10.16?

WHERE CAN I WALK?

Visit walktoendlupus.org to find a walk in your city.
A virtual walk allows for many opportunities to walk the way that works for you! Your local walk team will provide ideas on how you and your team can be successful!

WHAT IS WALK TO END LUPUS NOW® ?
Lupus Foundation of America’s Walk to End Lupus Now® is America’s largest lupus walk program with thousands of walkers in nearly 60 cities across the nation to raise money for lupus research, increase awareness of lupus, and rally public support for the estimated 1.5 million Americans living with lupus.

DO I NEED TO REGISTER FOR THE WALK?
Yes, all Walkers should register to participate in the virtual event. Visit walktoendlupus.org to find a walk in your city.

IS THERE A REGISTRATION FEE?
No, but we encourage every Walker to raise at least $100 to support the Foundation’s mission.

HOW DO I GET A T-SHIRT?
All individual Walkers who raise $100 or more by the deadline will receive a t-shirt in the mail. This is not based on the amount the total team raises.

HOW DO I PICK UP OTHER FUNDRAISING INCENTIVE PRIZES?
Approximately 4 weeks post event, certificates for all incentives will be emailed from WalkToEndLupusNow@lupus.org (please add to your address book to ensure you receive it). Once you select your incentive item, it will be shipped to you. The Lupus Foundation of America reserves the right to substitute an incentive item of equal or greater value.

HOW LONG DO I HAVE TO COLLECT AND TURN IN DONATIONS TO QUALIFY FOR AN INCENTIVE PRIZE?
We have extended the fundraising timeline and are now allowing donations made up to 4 weeks after the Walk to qualify for one of our prizes. Incentive items are not cumulative. Fundraisers may select one item or below the level achieved. Matching gifts are included in fundraising totals if the fundraiser provides the appropriate matching gift form when turning in the eligible donation.

WHY SHOULD I RAISE MONEY?
By raising funds for Walk to End Lupus Now®, you are helping us fulfill our vision of a world free of lupus through lupus research, education, support and advocacy programs to help improve the lives of all people impacted by lupus.

WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
Funds raised from this year’s Walk will help:
• Lead special research initiatives, fund innovative studies, and advocate for increased public and private investment in lupus research to advance the science and medicine of lupus;
• Translate research findings into useful programs, information, and tools for people with lupus, and ensure health professionals know about new means to diagnose and manage the disease;
• Conduct outreach efforts to increase public understanding of lupus, and share stories of those living with the disease to rally public support to join the fight to end lupus; and,
• Provide caring support to people with lupus, their families and their caregivers, and help guide them through the complexities of living with lupus.

WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH CHECKS & CASH DONATIONS?
You can mail your check donations to:
Lupus Foundation of America
2121 K St. NW #200
Washington, DC 20037

Be sure to write your walker name and team name on each check. Include this printable donation form with your check. Allow 3 weeks for processing. Please do not mail cash.

Download the Offline Contribution Form to record gifts received in checks and cash. Double or triple your fundraising with Matching Gift Programs offered by your and your donors’ employers! Ask your Human Resources department about matching gifts.

WHERE CAN I INDIVIDUALIZE MY FUNDRAISING PAGE?
You can individualize your fundraising page on your laptop or by downloading our app.

WHAT HAPPENS ON 10.16?
On 10.16, we will have an opening ceremony, special guests, Why I Walk wall where people will share their stories and walk pictures, and sponsors.


THANK YOU TO OUR GENEROUS CORPORATE SPONSORS

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