Host an Event to Benefit the Lupus Foundation of America, Mid-South Chapter
Thank you for choosing to support the Lupus Foundation of America, Mid-South Chapter (LFAM). Hosting a lupus event in your community is a great way to spread awareness about lupus and to raise funds for the Mid-South Chapter so we can continue our mission to improve the lives of all those affected by lupus.
See which opportunity below best fits what you have in mind for your event.
THIRD PARTY EVENTS
Third party events may include events such as concerts, 5Ks, bike rides, poker runs, or other large-scale fundraising events independently hosted by volunteers to benefit the Mid-South Chapter.
In order to publicize your event as an official Mid-South Chapter third party event, it must meet the following criteria:
• Anticipate a net donation of $1,000 or more to the Mid-South Chapter
• Obtain and present proof of comprehensive general liability insurance
• Require participants to sign a waiver if there is a physical activity element (like a run or walk)
• Complete the third party event form and receive written approval from LFAM
If your third party event is approved, LFAM will provide the following:
• Use of LFAM logo
• Assistance with promotion of the event via social media and internet marketing
• Materials to distribute at the event
To learn more about LFAM third party events, visit our FAQ section.
Download the third party event form here.
For additional questions or assistance, call (877) 865-8787 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
INDEPENDENT COMMUNITY FUNDRAISING EVENTS
Independent community events are a way to host an event that does not meet the criteria listed above for an official third party event but that supports lupus survivors and LFAM while raising awareness in your community. Independent community fundraising events may include events such as a fish fry, yard sale, or bake sale.
For community fundraising events, you may say that your event proceeds benefit lupus research and/or services, but you may not use the LFAM logo or name in your promotions. In order to keep track of all the fantastic events going on in our service area, we would appreciate you completing the independent community fundraising event form. You can download the form here.
Once we receive your form, we can send you 25 educational rack cards free of charge for you to distribute at your event. You are also welcome to purchase additional materials—extra rack cards, bracelets, buttons--- from LFAM at cost.
If you plan to make your event an annual affair as your event grows in size, LFAM is happy to discuss with you the possibility of turning your event into an official third party event in the future.
Health fairs provide an important opportunity to raise awareness about lupus and spread the word about Mid-South Chapter resources and events. If your company, school, place of worship, or community center conducts a health fair where our participation would be appropriate, please download the health fair application here and complete it. If possible, LFAM will send a representative to staff a table or booth or will provide education materials and signage on lupus.
OTHER FUNDRAISING OPPORTUNITIES
Walk to End Lupus Now Team Fundraising
Participating in our signature event, the Walk to End Lupus Now, is definitely the easiest and most cost-effective way for you and your friends to support LFAM. Register and create a team for one of our six annual Walks to End Lupus Now. By fundraising through a Walk to End Lupus Now event, you’ll be able to tie your efforts to an official Mid-South Chapter event, be eligible for awards and prizes, and get to celebrate your hard work with hundreds of other lupus warriors on Walk Day. Learn more about upcoming Walks here.
Put On Purple Day
Ask your friends, family, coworkers and employer to Put on Purple (POP) on a specified day to help raise awareness of lupus and show support for those living with the disease. The Lupus Foundation of America hosts an official POP day once a year during May for Lupus Awareness Month, but you can host your own POP day any day of the year to wear purple proudly and tell people why! Consider organizing office-wide or company-wide participation. Ask all those wearing purple to make a donation to LFAM to support people living with lupus. For more ideas on hosting a POP day, click here.
Sell Point of Purchase Butterflies at your workplace. Ask your customers or clients if they would support the Lupus Foundation of America, Mid-South Chapter by purchasing a butterfly for a minimum $1.00 donation. Have customers write their names on the butterflies they’ve purchased and post in your business. Show your customers that you support those living with lupus!
Download the butterfly display agreement here.