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Organize a Fundraising Event and Make Your Mark on Lupus

Host an event to raise funds for lupus anywhere, anytime including Lupus Awareness Month. Get your friends together for a BBQ, Potluck or at a restaurant where the night’s profits go to fight lupus. Hold a Bake Sale, Happy Hour or Paint Night. Dedicate your birthday party, wedding or Bar Mitzvah to the cause. Get your community moving through a sports tournament, golf outing or 5K and help create a world without lupus. 

Anything is possible when you combine your passion and our fundraising platform. So start brainstorming and Make Your Mark™!

Register to create an event and receive:

  • A personal fundraising page
  • The option to invite your friends and family to fundraise with you
  • The Make Your Mark Party Event Planning Guide
  • Access to Make Your Mark materials and fundraising tips
  • Guidance and consulting from the Lupus Foundation of America staff

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Have more questions? Send an email to Stacey Clark at clark@lupus.org  and let us know how we can help you get started.

Make Your Mark Toolkit

Sample Social Media Posts

Help us raise lupus awareness during your Make Your Mark campaign by sharing your story and promoting your event on social media. Here is some inspiration to get you started. 

Don't forget to personalize your posts by including your fundraising link, information about your event, and encouraging donations to help end lupus!

Facebook / Instagram

  • I am excited to announce that I will be hosting a (include name/ type of event) on (date) for @Lupus Foundation of America to help end lupus! (Add 1-2 lines about your connection to lupus, details on your event and how to register) [Include link to Make Your Mark personal fundraising page].
  • Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease where your immune system attacks healthy tissue and organs, instead of just fighting off germs it's supposed to. This can cause pain, inflammation, and tissue damage to any organ in the body. An estimated 1.5 million Americans have lupus. That's why I am hosting (include name/ type of event) on (date) to help end lupus in honor of (add connection) [Include link to your Make Your Mark personal fundraising page].
  • DYK it takes an average of 6 years for someone to receive a correct diagnosis of lupus from when they first notice symptoms? Join me on (date) for (include name of event) to help raise money for research to reduce the time to diagnosis, find better treatments and a cure for a cause that is important to me. [Include link to your Make Your Mark fundraising page].
  • There is still time to join us for the (include name of event) on (date) in honor of (include connection) and to help raise money and awareness for @Lupus Foundation of America. Join us and donate today! [Include link for registration and/ or your Make Your Mark fundraising page].
  • What an incredible event! We raised (include amount raised) for @Lupus Foundation of America in honor of (include connection) and the 1.5 million Americans who suffer for lupus. Thank you to those who took part in the event and donated. It's not too late to donate - just visit our fundraising page! [Include link to your Make Your Mark fundraising page].

Twitter

  • I am excited to announce that I will be hosting a (name/type of event) on (date) for @lupusorg to help end #lupus! (Add 1-2 lines about your connection to lupus, details on your event and how to register) [Include link to Make Your Mark personal fundraising page].
  • Support my efforts to advance #lupus research by joining/ participating in the (name of event) on (date) and helping me reach my goal for @lupusorg. We need your help to put an end to this awful disease! [Include link to Make Your Mark personal fundraising page]
  • Did you know that #lupus impacts approximately 1.5 million Americans and has no cure? That's why I am hosting a (name of event) on (date) for @lupusorg in honor of (add connection). Join us for the event and help me reach my goal! [Include link to your Make Your Mark personal fundraising page]
  • #DYK that #lupus can affect your skin, joints and organs? These symptoms cause debilitating pain and can even be life-threatening. Learn more about lupus & join us for (include name of event) on (include date of event) as I raise money for @lupsuorg! [Include link to your Make Your Mark personal fundraising page].
  • What an incredible event! We raised (include amount raised) for @lupusorg in honor of (connection) and the 1.5 million Americans who suffer from #lupus. Thank you to those who took part in the event and donate. [Include link to your Make Your Mark fundraising page].