Make Your Mark™ Turns Events into Fundraising Opportunities to Solve the Cruel Mystery of Lupus
Today, the Lupus Foundation of America announced the launch of Mark Your Mark™, an online fundraising platform to empower supporters and bring together communities across the country to make their mark in the fight against lupus by creating their own unique event to raise money to support the millions of families impacted by lupus.
The Make Your Mark online fundraising platform allows supporters to create their own personal page, and provides individuals with the tools and resources to make the event their own—whether it’s a birthday party, marathon, fashion show, or bake sale, the possibilities are endless. Individuals are encouraged to get creative and engage their network of friends, family and colleagues in raising funds. The donation platform accepts online donations, distributes emails to friends, and tracks fundraising progress. Fliers, event guides and social media tools are also available to help individuals promote their event and connect and support each other.
“Make Your Mark provides every person touched by lupus with the opportunity to inspire a member of his or her community who will in turn inspire others to join the fight to end lupus,” said Sandra C. Raymond, President and CEO of the Lupus Foundation of America. “Our dedicated lupus activists truly have the power to make their mark, and change the future for those living with lupus.”
Lupus is a complex and misunderstood autoimmune disease that affects an estimated 1.5 million Americans. It strikes without warning, is difficult to diagnose, hard to live with and a challenge to treat. Despite the widespread prevalence of lupus, research on the disease has remained underfunded relative to its scope and devastation. Make Your Mark will allow the Lupus Foundation of America to increase its fundraising, support critical research and expand education and support services to people with lupus and their families.
To register or learn more, visit www.lupus.org/makeyourmark.