The Walk to End Lupus Now is the Lupus Foundation of America’s largest fundraising event. It brings people from across the country together for one unified purpose – to end lupus. Your fundraising dollars will help us raise awareness of lupus, provide vital programs, support, and assistance, and fund research to unlock the mysteries of lupus and improve the quality of life for those living with this devastating disease.Learn More & Register
Missouri, Illinois, & Kansas
Three States, One Mission:
To End Lupus Now!
Join us this year in-person or virtually!
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Chesterfield Central Park & Amphitheater
Saturday, September 25,2021
Shawnee Mission Park
You will be assigned a time to arrive between 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. We will also broadcast live on Facebook at each of these locations so you can also join in the fun, even if you can’t join us in person. There will be NO DAY OF REGISTRATION.
Virtual Walk Celebration
Then, join us on October 16, 2021 as we come together from coast to coast for a virtual celebration unlike any other. Hear from lupus experts, lupus warriors, team captains, Lupus Foundation of America staff and more special guests. You will have an opportunity to connect with other lupus warriors and celebrate the power we have together in the fight to end lupus!
CDC, state, and city mandates at the time of these events will be strictly followed. To control attendance, the in-person events are only for walkers who have raised money and earned prizes and up to four family members. If you have a team, we suggest you plan your own walk as these attendance limits will be strictly enforced. If you choose to walk in the park, please understand that you will be on your own. There will be no start/finish lines, no set route, and no signs or support. Please be courteous to others who may also be walking in the park and keep at least 6 feet apart.
What About Masks and Social Distancing?
We will follow CDC and St. Louis County guidelines. While the CDC has advised that fully vaccinated people may be able to resume most activities, it is important to remember that people with lupus are at higher risk for severe illness and that every person with lupus is different. Some people with lupus may not have a strong response to the vaccine and may not produce enough protective antibodies. Researchers are currently studying how people with lupus respond to the vaccine but there are no answers to this question yet.
If you have lupus, you should talk to your health care team about when it is safe for you to stop wearing a mask and/or return to attending public events, even after you have been fully vaccinated. ANYONE over the age of 16 and NOT fully vaccinated are asked to wear a mask for the safety of people living with lupus.
Virtual Walk Celebration
Then, everyone can join us on October 16, 2021 as we come together from coast to coast for a virtual celebration unlike any other. Hear from lupus experts, lupus warriors, team captains, Lupus Foundation of America staff and more special guests. You will have an opportunity to connect with other lupus warriors and celebrate the power we have together in the fight to end lupus.