Friday, June 29, 2018

SLU PT Students Recognized by the Foundation for Physical Therapy

During the APTA-NEXT Conference on June 28, 2018, The Foundation for Physical Therapy awarded the Most Creative Fundraiser Award in the 2017-2018 Mercer–Marquette Challenge to Saint Louis University's Program in Physical Therapy for our PT Spirit Week themed fundraiser. SLU PT raised a total of $1,070 in this year’s Challenge.

This year marks 30 years of the Marquette Challenge - a student led fundraising effort for the Foundation for Physical Therapy.

As of 2018, the challenge has raised more than $4 million to fund physical therapy research.

This year, SLU DPT Student Caroline Lipic traveled to Orlando to accept the award on behalf of our students. Caroline acts as the Vice President of Philanthropy for our SLU Physical Therapy Student Association. This year the students created a competitive PT Spirit Week with all profits from the special events and a portion of our profit from apparel was donated to The Foundation for Physical Therapy, an organization that funds PT research.

PT Spirit Week Flier

About the Foundation for Physical Therapy
The Foundation for Physical Therapy was established in 1979 as a national, independent nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the quality and delivery of physical therapy care by providing support for scientifically based and clinically relevant physical therapy research and doctoral scholarships and fellowships.

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