Top 5 Fundraising Schools Compete for Naming Rights to 2021-2022 Student-Led Marquette Challenge Amid the uncertainty of the pandemic, students from across the United States raised money for much-needed physical therapy research. For the first time in the 32-year history of the Challenge, the winner of the 5 finalist [...]
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5 Steps to Find Sponsors for Your Challenge Events Students from coast to coast are holding their spring fundraisers for the student-led VCU-Marquette Challenge. One way to boost an events success is through sponsorship. Recently, students from New York University (NYU), shared their tips on acquiring sponsors. NYU has secured 19 [...]
Marquette Challenge “New Grads” Event Connects Future PTs with Leaders in Profession In case you missed it, we recently hosted an event for future PTs beginning the profession as part of our VCU-Marquette Challenge event series. “New Graduates Entering the Profession” was hosted by the Foundation for Physical Therapy [...]
NYU DPT Students Host Instagram Takeover to Promote 5K and Most Physical Therapist Competition We would like to thank the students at the New York University (NYU) Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program for hosting the first-ever Marquette Challenge Instagram takeover! NYU students are promoting their fundraisers for the [...]
LSU Health Shreveport Students Kick It for Research and Let the Deaux Fly Physical therapy students at LSU Health Shreveport held two fun Marquette Challenge events this past week. Kickin' It for Research, a kickball tournament, and Let the Deaux Fly - Which PT do you want to pie?, a pie [...]
A Challenge Like No Other: Students Give Forward for #GivingTuesday Like many nonprofits, the challenges of COVID-19 have had an impact on the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR) and our ability to fund physical therapy research. Students like you all over the U.S. have already been hosting virtual [...]
FPTR LIVE EVENT HIGHLIGHTS CHANGE AND OPPORTUNITY FOR PT AND PTA STUDENTS AMID COVID-19 PANDEMIC On October 20, 2020, the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR) hosted “Balancing the Demands of Clinicals During a Pandemic” – the second of several live events planned for the 2020-2021 VCU-Marquette Challenge. The [...]
"Connecting Research to the Profession" Event Highlights Work of Challenge Fundraiser Turned FPTR Funding Recipient From fundraiser to funding recipient, Anne Palermo, PT, DPT, has come full circle. Through Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR) scholarships, Palermo is completing her PhD at the University of Miami. On September [...]
Challenge Coordinators Host First Live Virtual Event for Student Organizers On August 25, 2020, student coordinators for this year's VCU-Marquette Challenge held the first of many virtual events planned for the 2020-2021 Challenge. The session offered a discussion on reaching people virtually during COVID-19 related closures and restrictions. Students [...]
6 Steps to Make Your Virtual 5K Fun and Successful The 2020-2021 VCU-Marquette Challenge is almost underway. Our student fundraisers make it possible for the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR) to award research grants, scholarships, and fellowships – and research is more important than ever for patients and the [...]