Walk with Us to Cure Lupus is the Lupus Research Alliance’s signature national fundraising program devoted to finding a cure for lupus. 2022 marks the program’s 20th anniversary.
What began with the first Walk in Washington, DC in 2002 has grown over the past 20 years to unite tens of thousands from across the country who have raised over $42 million for lupus research. 100% of all the money raised goes directly to support lupus research programs because the LRA Board of Directors funds all administrative and fundraising costs.
Our current schedule is below. Register for a Walk:
You have a variety of options if you are not able to walk in person:
You can still register as a virtual walker for a specific location (i.e.: New Jersey Walk) and participate with your fellow walkers without attending in person. On Walk Day, instead of meeting your fellow Walkers you can Walk at a local park or around your house, etc.
You can register and join the 2022 Virtual Walk on May 7! Last year we created the world’s largest lupus Walk experience, and we have plans to make this year’s Virtual Walk even more memorable!
Be sure to sign up for updates to learn about other ways you can be involved with our ManyOne Can Engage Program!
ManyOne Can Engage is our community engagement program, which we are expanding this year to include all the many ways to advance lupus research.
ManyOne Can is rooted in the belief that we are stronger together and finding the cure for lupus is going to take all of us. No one can do it alone, but ManyOne Can!
Your journey with us doesn’t have to stop when the Walk ends. There are so many ways you can make a difference. People with lupus and those who support them can get involved in the clinical trial process, from participating in a focus group to reviewing educational materials. You can also volunteer to advocate on Capitol Hill and amplify awareness via social media. We’re excited to see how ManyOne Can will expand our community, amplify the voices of people with lupus and volunteers, and help us continue fundraising to support more research.
Go to the “Register” button on the Walk page. You’ll see three options that you can choose from – register as an individual, join a team or create a team. Follow the prompts and complete the form. You will be guided through the registration process. Once your registration is complete, you will receive an order confirmation e-mail receipt which will let you create your password. Your username is always your email address.
If you encounter any problems during your registration process, please contact us at Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-925-5257.
There is no fee to register. All participants are encouraged to raise a minimum of $25.
On the Walk page in the upper righthand corner you should see LOGIN. Using your email address and your password, you can log in to your Classy.org account. Once you’re logged in, search for your personal or team page using the search icon in the upper righthand corner of the page. Select the page you’d like to edit (personal or team), and in the upper righthand corner, you should now see MANAGE. Click MANAGE to edit your name, goal, image, story, and more. Visit your personal page to set up a Facebook Fundraiser, this cannot be accomplished through your team page.
Your email address is your username. Your password is case sensitive. If you can’t remember your password, login to your page & click “forgot password” and you will receive an email. If you still have problems, please email us at email@example.com or call 866-925-5257.
Yes! There will be fun activities for children. Please register all participants, including children.
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Social media is a great way to fundraise. Post a video and/or share your story with a link to your personal fundraising page.
Click here to find out more about creating a Facebook Fundraiser.
You will not be able to use the same login information as 2020 or before. Please create a new username and password.
You can donate online to the Lupus Research Alliance by choosing to donate directly, on your page or someone else’s page. Clicking Here to be directed to the Walk with Us page.
If you choose, checks can be mailed to:
Lupus Research Alliance
270 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10016
Tips: Make sure your name and team name are listed on the memo line of the check.
In addition, due to current mail system delays, donations made offline by check may require 6-10 weeks to be processed and be reflected on your personal page. Your patience is greatly appreciated.
Once you have registered, email your supporters by logging into your Fundraising page using your username (email address) and password. Click on the “emails” tab. You’ll have the option of selecting different templates – “ask for donations,” “thank you for donating,” and if you’re the captain of a team, you’ll have the added option of “recruit new teammates.” Click on the desired template and then click “copy message.” You’ll be able to send out the emails directly from your personal computer.
Yes! At the time of registration, select Volunteer as your registration type. There are volunteer opportunities for all levels and abilities – let us know about any mobility issues, or if you’re volunteering for school or work.
When viewing your fundraising page from a mobile device, the share arrow gives you the option to share your page via text. From your fundraising page, click the share arrow just to the right of your name. The text option only displays on mobile devices that are able to text. Therefore, the text option will not display when sharing the page from your computer.
Yes. On the Walk website homepage, friends and family can locate a participant by clicking on the “Donate” button and putting in the name of the participant, where they will be directed to the participant’s personalized page. We encourage you to make the page your own.
You must type in the first name or last name of the participant exactly how it is spelled. The same applies for locating a team. If you have a problem locating a participant or team, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 866-925-5257.
Yes. Donors have the option of remaining anonymous on the online donation page.
Go to your page and you will see your donors listed.
Due to current mail system delays, donations made offline by check may require 6-10 weeks to be processed and reflected on your personal page. Your patience is greatly appreciated.
Yes! Classy uses the best technology available to ensure that your transaction data is protected with the utmost rigor and security. Classy is Payment Card Industry, Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Level 1 Compliant. This means their systems have been evaluated by independent auditors and passed their highest security protocols set by PCI DSS. PCI DSS is a widely accepted set of standards published by major credit card providers to ensure service providers maintain a secure environment for customer information. Level 1 is the highest certification offered.
Because our Board Members fund all our administrative and fundraising expenses, 100% of every dollar donated to the Lupus Research Alliance goes directly to support lupus research programs.
We’re happy to help. Email us at email@example.com or call 866-925-5257.