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?
Can my business be an exhibitor at the Walk?

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?

Yes, there is a $10 registration fee. Please remember that incentives earned are tied to the individual fundraisers, not team totals!

How do I get a T-shirt?

Purple "Be Powerful!" t-shirts are included with your $10 registration fee.

How do I pick up other fundraising incentive prizes?

On approximately November 15th, redemption certificates for all incentive prizes (250+) will be emailed from WalkToEndLupusNow@lupus.org (please add to your address book to ensure you receive it) from our contractor, Turnkey. YOU HAVE TO ACTIVELY CLICK WITHIN THIS EMAIL TO ACCEPT OR 'CLAIM' THE INCENTIVE PRIZE! Once you select your incentive item and click inside that redemption certificate email, it will be shipped to you by Turnkey. The Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter 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 until October 31st 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 by Walk Day, October 12th.

Why should I raise money?

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

We have set an Indianapolis Walk Goal of $85,000.00 in 2019 - we need your hard work and willingness to talk about the importance of this fundraising event and the awareness it raises for the 35,000 Hoosiers suffering with lupus to reach this goal in 2019.

Where does the money go?

Funds raised from this year’s Indianapolis 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.
  • Expand support group offerings and expand our free yoga and tai chi offerings. 

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    What should I do with checks & cash donations?

    You can mail your check donations to:
    Lupus Foundation of America, Indiana Chapter
    9302 N. Meridian Street, Suite 203
    Indianapolis, Indiana 46260

    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, October 12th. Download the Offline Donation 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 find directions, transportation & parking information?

    Visit the Event Details page for more information.

    How long is the Walk route?

    The Walk is approximately 1 mile, leaving from Military Park and connecting to the Canal Walk, winding around in front of the NCAA building, along the Cultural Trail and returning to the start. There is also a 3 mile option that travels most of Canal Walk. There will be plenty of volunteers and the routes will be well-marked on Walk Day, October 12th. Don’t want to walk? Sign up to volunteer instead! This event is a lot of work and we need more volunteers than in year's past.  If you have interest in volunteering or joining our Indy Walk Planning Committee for 2019, please contact Kayla Lockwood at kayla@lupusindiana.org.

    Can my business be an exhibitor at the Walk?

    Yes! Check out our exhibitor form here.