Friday, October 04, 2013 PT and PTA Students Take up the Marquette Challenge Physical therapy students across the country are getting ready to take part in an annual grassroots fundraising event that has gathered more than $2.5 million for the Foundation for Physical Therapy and helped to reinforce the strong connection that already exists between physical therapy programs and physical therapy research. The Foundation is inviting all physical therapist (PT) and physical therapist assistant (PTA) students to take part in the Miami – Marquette Challenge beginning later this month and continuing through April 2014. The program encourages students to develop creative ways to raise funds locally and awards prizes to the top earners. All participating schools will be recognized in several national publications, and the winning school gets the honor of cohosting next year's challenge. The program has become the foundation’s largest fundraising event. Here's the best part: it’s easy to get involved, even if it’s your first time. The foundation has created a "Get on the List" initiative to encourage new participants and maintains a site dedicated to details about how to get your school’s team up and running.