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?
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. If you have Walkers joining you day of the event, they can register on site.

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 Walk day will receive a t-shirt at registration.

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 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 and advocacy programs to help improve the lives of all people impacted by lupus.

Where does the money go?

Of the funds raised during the Walk, through sponsorships, individual gifts and team events, 90% stay in our service area to allow the Mid-South to provide educational events, support groups, wellness activities, online interaction and easy-to-understand content, and personalized assistance with the variety of issues that can impact those who suffer from lupus. The other 10% goes to our national organization to 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. To learn more about where the money goes, check out How Our Donations Are Used and Smart Research

What should I do with checks & cash donations?

You can mail your check donations to:
LFAM
P. O. Box 59361
Nashville, TN 37205

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.

Where can I find directions?

Visit the Event Details page for more information.

How long is the Walk route?

The Walk is 1 mile. Don’t want to walk? Sign up to volunteer instead!