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 does not offer race registrations. Once you have yours secured for a race of your choice, we will be here to help every step of the way.

What is the fundraising commitment?

While there are no fundraising commitments for Team Make Your Mark, all registrants are required to reach a specific fundraising level in order to receive the perks of the program. Learn more about the requirements and perks for Choose Your Own Race events HERE.

The Virtual 6 Challenge does not have a fundraising requirement but a registration fee that covers sign up swag and a medal. Learn more HERE.

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

What is the deadline for the Choose Your Own Race jersey?

Your fundraising commitment must be met one week prior to your race in order to receive your Team Make Your Mark race day jersey.

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

Yes! We use a dedicated Facebook group as our Team Make Your Mark hub as well as a Strava group for the Virtual 6 Challenge. 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!

Virtual 6 Challenge Strava Group:

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 Team Make Your Mark Toolkits. 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.

Access the Choose Your Own Race Toolkit and Virtual 6 Challenge Toolkit now. 

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 Team 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.

How do I submit checks?

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

*Please be sure to include your name and TMYM-CYO (Choose Your Own Race) or V6 (Virtual 6 Challenge)  in the memo to ensure the donations are credited to your fundraising efforts.

Do you have additional questions? If so, contact Stacey Clark at or 202.815.7163.

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