About the Challenge

The Challenge is an annual grassroots fundraising effort coordinated and carried out by physical therapist and physical therapist assistant students across the country to support new investigators in the field of physical therapy research.

This is the 30th year that students have raised funds and participated in this effort to make a meaningful impact on the future of the profession.

The Challenge raises more funds each year than any other Foundation activity. Since its inception, 269 schools have participated in the Challenge, raising over $3.7 million for physical therapy research.

For the 30th anniversary, students have set a goal to reach $4 million in total funds raised.When your school makes a contribution, share on social media with #4MChallenge to have your school recognized nationally.

To share more about the Challenge with your students, classmates, professors, print out this flyer!

Get On The List!

How can you get involved in the Challenge? Your school can get on “The List” of participating schools by contributing any amount to the annual Challenge effort. Be sure to check out our Successful Fundraising Ideas to help you meet your goal! The Foundation accepts Challenge donations year-round. However, the deadline to participate in the 2017-2018 Mercer-Marquette Challenge is April 26th, 2018.

Give Now

Challenge Coordinator Contact Info:
Allison Czaplewski, SPT, Jennifer Garbarz, SPT and Caroline Miller, SPT of Marquette University
E-mail: Challenge4PT@gmail.com

If you have specific questions regarding the Challenge, please contact Emil Trinidad at (703) 706-3387 or emiltrinidad@Foundation4PT.org or MarquetteChallenge@Foundation4PT.org