Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need to register for the Walk?
Yes, all Walkers are encouraged to register to participate in the event. Only paid registrants will receive the Walk t-shirt and mask. If you have Walkers joining you the day of the event, they can still register online to support the fundraiser. The great thing is that this is a Virtual Butterfly Walk for Lupus & Fibro so you can choose to walk any day, any time, and anywhere!
Is there a registration fee?
Yes, the registration fee is a $35 donation. The official Butterfly Walk T-shirt and mask are included for FREE with the registration fee. Children 12 and under are free, and should be registered under their parent’s registration. They will not receive the free t-shirt, but parents have the option to purchase a shirt for them for $15.
How do I get a t-shirt?
The official Butterfly Walk T-Shirt is included for FREE with each paid registration fee. However, since children 12 and under are registered under their parent’s registration, parents have the option to purchase a shirt for them for $15. Additional adult sized shirts may be purchased as well for $25. The option to purchase additional shirts is available once you have registered. Additional shirts will be mailed with your registration package.
How do I pick up other fundraising incentive prizes?
Approximately 6-8 weeks post event, certificates for all incentives will be emailed to qualifying participants. Once you select your incentive item, it will be shipped to you. The Social Butterflies Foundation reserves the right to substitute an incentive item of equal or greater value.
Where can I find directions, transportation & parking information?
Because this is a Virtual Butterfly Walk for Lupus & Fibro, you can walk anywhere. Therefore, you will abide by the parking and transportation where you decide to walk.
Where does the money go?
Funds raised from the Butterfly Walk for Lupus & Fibro are used to provide support groups, educational resources, emergency financial assistance, college scholarships, outreach programs, advocacy, and support research.
Why should I raise money?
By raising funds for the Butterfly Walk for Lupus & Fibro®, you are helping us fulfill our mission to provide education, support services, and encouragement to empower and uplift those living with lupus and fibromyalgia in effort to help them and their families face the challenges of these debilitating illnesses.
What should I do with checks and cash donations?
You can mail your check donations to:
Social Butterflies Foundation
P O Box 1652
Newport News, VA 23601
Be sure to write your walker name and team name on each check. Include the printable donation form with your check. Allow 3 weeks for processing. Please do not mail cash.
Download the Offline Contribution Form to record gifts received in checks and cash. Double or triple your fundraising with Matching Gift Programs offered by your and your donors’ employers! Ask your Human Resources department about matching gifts.
How long do I have to collect and turn in donations to qualify for an incentive prize?
Donations made up to 4 weeks after the Walk will count towards your qualification for one of our prizes. Incentive items are not cumulative. Fundraisers may select one item at or below the level achieved. Matching gifts are included in fundraising totals if the fundraiser provides the appropriate matching gift form when turning in the eligible donation.