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, all Walkers should register to participate in the event. Click here to get started. If you have Walkers 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. NOTE: There is a cost to the LFA for every person who attends the walk. The Foundation actually loses money when someone participates that does not raise money.

How do I get a t-shirt?

All individual Walkers who raise $100 (in their own name) or more by Walk day will receive a t-shirt at registration.

How do I pick up other fundraising incentive prizes?

Approximately 4 weeks post fundraising deadline, 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 at 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 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.

What should I do with checks & cash donations?

You can mail your check donations to:
Lupus Foundation of America, Georgia Chapter
1850 Lake Park Drive, Suite 101
Smyrna, GA 30080

Be sure to write your walker name and team name on each check. Allow 1 week for processing.

You can also bring your contributions with you on Walk Day. 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 find directions, transportation & parking information?

Stay tuned - our event details page will be updated soon!

How long is the Walk route?

The Walk is 2 miles. There is also a 3/4 mile option. Don’t want to walk? Sign up to volunteer instead!