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  • Ahhh…Paris in April: Another Adventure to Raise Awareness for PT Research

    Physical therapy research advocate, Foundation for Physical Therapy (Foundation) trustee, and general ball of energy Stanley Paris, PT, PhD, FAPTA, FAAOMPT, is at it again—ready to set out on another adventure to raise money for physical therapy research.

    And this time, everyone's invited to join him.

    Paris announced that beginning Friday, April 1, he will begin his "Ride for PT Research," a 3,000-mile bicycle journey across the United States. And he says he's going to do it with only 3 days' rest.

    Similar to adventures he took on in 2014 and 2015—attempts to circumnavigate the globe solo in his sailboat—Paris is hoping to raise money for the Foundation through donations to his project.

    This time, however, in addition to making donations, supporters can actually take part in the journey: Paris is inviting riders to join him on any segment of the trip—or for the entire ride. Think of it as a chance to visit Paris by bike.

    Paris will be using the Adventure Cycling Association's southern tier route, beginning in San Diego and ending in St Augustine, Florida.

    "We have appreciated Stanley’s multiple efforts in the past to advocate on behalf of the Foundation," said Foundation Board of Trustees President Barbara Connolly, PT, DPT, EdD, FAPTA, in a Foundation press release. "There is a huge need to continue to raise awareness and publicize physical therapy research. We are truly excited to have him take on this challenge with the Foundation in mind."

    2016 - 01 - 08 - Stan Paris Bike Ride

    Comments

    • Creating opportunity for the APTA organization, by making an awareness will always have positive results. Great job Stanely Paris!

      Posted by Shakitta Jones on 1/9/2016 11:58 AM

    • Such an inspiration as always, Dr. Paris! Safe travels and Godspeed!

      Posted by Jackie Brenner-Univ. of St. Aug Yellow Class 2010 on 1/13/2016 10:21 PM

    • This is such a great role model for me and other DPT students. I hope I can contribute for a little bit of his leg somewhere in Alabama or Florida, and that I will be able to contribute to our profession as he is.

      Posted by Zach Boyd on 1/14/2016 10:18 PM

    • Thanks once again to Stanley Paris for taking the lead with this great fundraiser while representing our profession!

      Posted by Jan Dommerholt on 1/15/2016 3:11 PM

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