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?

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. Reminder: This year is a virtual Walk.

Is there a registration fee?

Yes, there is a $25 registration fee that includes a Walk t-shirt and LFA-IN lupus mask. Children under 12 are free and the shirt and mask are not included. Please remember that incentives earned are tied to the individual fundraisers, not team totals!

How do I get a T-shirt?

T-shirts are included with your $25 registration fee and will be mailed to you.

How do I pick up other fundraising incentive prizes?

Approximately a month after the Walk, 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. 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. 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 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 10th.

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 $50,000.00 in 2020 - 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 2020.

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.
  • Grow and expand our patient services.
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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.

    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.