The annual Miami-Marquette Challenge, a fundraising event presented by the Foundation for Physical Therapy (FPT), has an April 21 deadline for donations. The Miami-Marquette Challenge aims to encourage students to develop creative ways to raise funds locally and awards prizes to the top performing schools, according to a news release from the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). All participating schools will be recognized in several national publications.

The winning school will get the honor of co-hosting the challenge for 2015. The program has become the largest fundraising event of the FPT, with all contributions assisting the foundation in awarding a research grant and a Promotion of Doctoral Studies Scholarship (PODS) to deserving researchers.  The APTA news release notes that over its 25-year history, the Challenge has involved over 170 PT and PTA programs and raised more than $2.5 million for PT research.

With the April 21 deadline, the APTA news release indicates that there is still time to join the list of participating schools, which includes over 60 physical therapist and physical therapist assistant education programs in a contest that can give the program national recognition. For more information or to make a donation, visit

Source: Foundation for Physical Therapy