In these uncertain times we are all facing tremendous personal challenges. In light of the many precautions that are being taken to prevent the spread of COVID-19 at schools and universities, the Foundation for Physical Therapy Research (FPTR) has elected to extend the deadline for the VCU-Marquette ChallengeThe new deadline is May 31, 2020.

Many schools have moved online or temporarily closed. Challenge programs have also elected to cancel or postpone events. Student and community safety is the most important priority.

As classes move online, we remind our Challenge participants that several schools have hosted successful virtual fundraisers using online peer-to-peer platforms. EverydayHero is one such platform that is free to you through FPTR. Instructions for this as well as other tips and FAQs are available through our Challenge Toolkit.

Download the Challenge donation form by mail to submit your school’s contribution. If mailing a donation after the deadline of May 31, 2020, please notify the Foundation at Please don’t hesitate to contact Lynn Mehaffy personally at if you have any questions. We are here to help!

We greatly appreciate your support for this important fundraiser.


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