2019 Walk to End Lupus Now! Lupus Foundation of America
Date(s) – 09/14/2019
8:00 am – 11:15 am
2019 Walk to End Lupus Now Arizona
Event Date & Time:
Saturday, September 14, 2019
Check-in: 8:00 a.m.
Ceremony: 9:15 a.m.
Walk: 9:30 a.m.
Route Length: 1.5 miles
Paradise Valley Mall
4568 E. Cactus Road
Phoenix, AZ 85032
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 living with lupus.
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 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 living with 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
2121 K St. NW #200
Washington, DC 20037
Be sure to write your walker name and team name on each check. Include this printable donation form with your 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, TRANSPORTATION & PARKING INFORMATION?
Visit the Event Details page for more information.