FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much money do I need to raise to participate?
There is no limit! The funds you raise will help to support the Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation’s (SSF) mission of research, education and awareness. The average participant raises $250.00. If you attend, raise or donate $40, and turn in a fundraising form you will earn a Walk for Sjögren's 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, you can provide the SSF 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
Yes, just list these donations as offline donations and then either turn them in at the event or mail the donations to the SSF.
What is the money we raise used for?
The SSF is the only national non-profit focused on increasing research, education and awareness for Sjögren's. Funds raised through the Walkabout 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 SSF to serve as lead organization for Sjögren’s worldwide.
How long is the Walk?
The Walkabout is a non-competitive celebratory event, usually under 1 mile. Walking is not required, participants may walk at their individual comfort level.
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 to cheer on fellow participants and/or raise funds.
Are there fundraising incentive prizes?
Yes, there are incentive prizes as listed on the webpage and event brochure.
When will I receive my participant prizes?
You will receive the incentive prizes that you have earned based on your fundraising level achieved when you check in at event registration on the day of the event.
If you cannot attend, you still can raise funds and mail your funds collected to the SSF.
Please be sure to include your name, and contact information clearly on the materials, mail to:
Sjögren's Syndrome Foundation- Walk for Sjögren's
6707 Democracy Blvd. Suite 325
Bethesda, MD 20817