Frequently Asked Questions

What is the 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?
What do I need to do if someone donated but the donation needs to be transferred to a different walker?
Why should I raise money?
Where does the money go?
What should I do with checks and cash donations?

What is the 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 walking 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. 

*Early bird registration for $20 is available through Monday, June 7th.

How do I get a T-shirt?

T-shirts are included with your $25 registration fee and will be mailed to you. If you've registered by Sunday, September 19th, your t-shirt and mask will be shipped in time for you to have on Walk day. T-shirts and masks for people who register after Sunday, September 19th, will be ordered separately and sent after the Walk.

How do I pick up other fundraising incentive prizes?

Approximately two months 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.

Please remember that incentives earned are tied to the individual fundraisers, not team totals!

How long do I have to collect and turn in donations to qualify for an incentive prize?

Donations will continue to be collected until Thursday, December 16th, 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 16th.

What do I need to do if someone donated but the donation needs to be transferred to a different walker?

If a donation is made to your team but should have been applied to an individual walker or donated to the wrong team member, please email Damiah Woodmore at damiah@lupusindiana.org. Please note that all impacted walkers/donors should be copied on the email to ensure that all parties are aware of the change being made to the donation. 

Why should I raise money?

By raising funds for the Indiana 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 $55,000.00 in 2021 - 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 2021.

Where does the money go?

Funds raised from this year’s Indiana 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.


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. List of companies we're aware of that offer matching gifts.