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Georgia Lupus Walks

We're going virtual with our 2020 Walk to End Lupus Now on 10.10.20! Join the nation-wide movement and "Walk Your Way" in your driveway, your neighborhood, your park... ANYWHERE!

Upload Your Individual Walk Videos and Pictures to Our WeTransfer.com Go from your computer, or your phone, upload your file and send it to bwest@lfaga.org.

 

We also have 4 "curbside" celebration and food drive dates to look forward to!

Augusta Sept 12, 2020

Macon - Sept 19, 2020

Columbus- Sept 26, 2020

Atlanta - Oct 3, 2020

The power of our lupus community is strong! Your 2020 Walk to End Lupus Now page will remain open and you can continue to play your critical role in helping us end lupus. It is our hope that you will continue to fundraise and spread awareness of lupus in your community by sharing your story along with your fundraising page via email and social media.

We also encourage you to visit our website for the latest information on what people with lupus need to know about coronavirus. We will be regularly updating our website as the situation evolves.

Please reach out anytime if we can provide resources at this crucial time. As always, we appreciate your support and dedication to the Lupus Foundation of America. 

Walk Incentives

Check out the prizes YOU can earn by fundraising for the Walk to End Lupus Now! All proceeds help Georgians living with this disease.

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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Walk to End 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 consider EVERY Walker as a fundraiser, so we encourage every Walker to raise at least $100 to support the Foundation’s mission. NOTE: There is a cost to the LFA for every person who attends the walk. The Foundation actually loses money when someone participates that does not raise money.

How Do I Get a T-Shirt?

All individual Walkers who raise $100 (in their own name) or more will be mailed a t-shirt at the curbside pickup.

How Do I Pickup Other Fundraising Incentive Prizes?

Approximately 4 weeks post fundraising deadline, 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 Get Incentives?

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, 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 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.
What Should I Do With Checks and Cash Donations?

You can mail your check donations to:
Lupus Foundation of America, Georgia Chapter
1850 Lake Park Drive, Suite 101
Smyrna, GA 30080

Be sure to write your walker name and team name on each check. Allow 1 week for processing.

You can also bring your contributions with you on your curbside pickup day. Double or triple your fundraising with Matching Gift Programs offered by your and your donors’ employers! Ask your Human Resources department about matching gifts.


Meet One of Our Walking Warriors
Detra Holloway
I attended my first walk in Atlanta and had an amazing experience. But I wanted to play a bigger role in raising awareness and learning more about lupus, so I hosted my first walk in 2011 at a local park. I saw the potential to increase my impact in Columbus so I established The Diamond Butterflies group and also began facilitating a monthly support group in 2013. After my diagnosis, my first prayer was for God to take away all my worries and doubt about lupus and for Him to use me as he saw fit, which was to allow me this experience so that I could inspire and motivate others.
Detra Holloway
2020 Columbus Walk to End Lupus Now Chair