Frequently Asked Questions

What is Walk to End to 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 find directions, transportation & parking information?
How long is Walk route?

What is Walk to End to 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 who suffer from its brutal impact.

Do I need to register for the Walk?

Yes, if you are attending the event, you must register. If you have friends or family joining you day of the event, they can register on site.

Is there a registration fee?

No, but we consider EVERY Walker as a fundraiser, so we encourage every Walker to raise at least $100 to support the Foundation’s mission. You can start your fundraising today by making a $25 donation to yourself. NOTE: Your own donation will help defray the LFA expense, it actually costs the LFA for every person who attends the walk. The Foundation loses money when someone participates that does not raise money.

How do I get a t-shirt?

All individual Walkers who raise $100 or more (in their own name) by Walk day will receive a t-shirt at registration. Donations made to another walker’s fundraising page do not count.

T-shirts will ONLY be distributed the day of the Walk. Approximately 4 weeks after the fundraising deadline, certificates for all other 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?

Donations will continue to be collected up to 4 weeks after the Walk to qualify for one of our prizes. Incentive items are not cumulative. Fundraisers may select one item at or below the level achieved. Company 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;
  • Provide caring support to people with lupus, their families and their caregivers, and help guide them through the complexities of living with lupus.
  • Conduct outreach efforts to increase public understanding of lupus, and share stories of those who suffer from 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.

To learn more on how the LFA, Lone Star Chapter uses contributions, visit the Chapter website.

What should I do with checks & cash donations?

You can mail your check donations to:
Lupus Foundation of America, Lone Star Chapter
15660 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 120
Dallas, TX 75248

Be sure to write your walker name and team name on each check. Allow 3 weeks for processing. Please do not mail cash.

You can also bring your contributions with you on Walk Day. 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. You can also download a list of Matching Gift companies to see if your employer will match your donation to the Lupus Foundation of America, Lone Star Chapter.  Click here to visit our Chapter website and download the list.

Where can I find directions, transportation & parking information?

Visit the Event Details page for more information.

How long is the Walk route?

The Walk is 5-kilometer (3.1 miles). There is also a 1 mile option. Don’t want to walk? Sign up to volunteer instead! If you can attend, but physically can't participate in the walk, you can meet other people at the Start/Finish area to cheer on the walkers as they return. If you are planning to attend the Walk, we ask that you register as a walker. This provides us with an estimate of the number of people that will be at the event.