FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much money do I need to raise to participate?
Registration for the Walk for Sjögren's is free, but there is no limit to what you can raise! The funds you raise will help support the Sjögren's Foundation’s mission of research, education and awareness. All attendees who register and raise or donate $50 will earn a Walk T-Shirt.
What if a donor wants a receipt for their donation?
If a donation is made online through your fundraising page, the donor will automatically receive a receipt. If you receive cash or checks, you can provide the Foundation with the name and address of the donor and we can mail the donor a receipt.
I have collected funds in the form of cash and checks, can I add them to my total on my fundraising webpage?
Yes, just list these donations as offline donations and then mail the donations to the Foundation. (Be sure to include a note with your check that you already entered the donation on your page.)
For live events, you can download the Walk Brochure and fill out the collection form. Bring this with your donations to the walk.
What is the money we raise used for?
The Sjögren's Foundation is the only national non-profit focused on increasing research, education and awareness for Sjögren's. Funds raised through the Walk for Sjögren's help fund research to encourage and support new therapeutics and diagnostics; further Sjögren's research initiatives; provide support and education to patients and their families; increase public and professional awareness of Sjögren's; and allow the Foundation to serve as the lead organization for Sjögren’s worldwide.
How long is the Walk for Sjögren's?
The Walk is as long as you would like it to be. It is a non-competitive celebratory event, typically 1 mile. Walking is not required, participants may choose their preferred distance to walk at their individual comfort level.(If attending the in-person Philadelphia Walk at the Zoo, the walk is approximately 1 mile.) Walking is optional.
I don’t have Sjögren's, can I still participate?
Absolutely! Participants may include family, friends, co–workers, etc. All are welcome! We encourage everyone to attend the event (be it virtual or live) to cheer on fellow participants and/or raise funds.
Can others join me on the walk?
Absolutely. Just have them come with you to the Zoo. They can register too, join your team or just donate to your page.
Are there fundraising incentive prizes?
Yes, there are incentive prizes, as listed on the fundraising prizes page.
When will I receive my T-shirt and participant prizes?
Walkers will receive the incentive prizes that you have earned at the Walk. We will not be mailing them, so you must be present to receive them.
Where do I send the money I collected?
Please mail your funds collected offline to the Sjögren's Foundation (ideal) or bring them with you on the day of the event.If mailing, please be sure to include your name, contact information and walk name clearly on the materials. (You can also enter them on your participant page as offline donations, if you would like. Just let us know if you already did so, so we don’t enter it again.)
Address for mailing:
Sjögren's Foundation - Philadelphia Tri-State Walk for Sjögren's
10701 Parkridge Blvd., Suite 170
Reston, VA 20191
If you have any additional questions, please contact the Foundation at (301) 530-4420 or firstname.lastname@example.org.