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Coming this September: join us from wherever you are to participate in "100 Days of Service," an APTA initiative aimed at highlighting a value built into the profession's DNA — commitment to communities.

Beginning Sept. 22, APTA will lead an effort during the last 100 days of our centennial year to make a collective impact on our communities by offering access to various service activities. The activities — available at the national, APTA component, and individual levels — are meant to spark community engagement, collaboration with other APTA members, and increased awareness of the physical therapy profession.

APTA collaborated with Special Olympics, Go Baby Go, and Move Together to create toolkits that help you develop an activity that fits your interest and schedule. These resources, along with additional resources provided by components, are available on the Centennial website Serve page.

"Our profession's commitment to service is one of the qualities that makes me proud to be a physical therapist," said APTA CEO Justin Moore, PT, DPT. "I can think of no better tribute to our current profession and those who came before us than to close our centennial with a reinvestment in our communities. It's who we are."

Now's the time to start thinking about participating in or hosting a volunteer event. And you don’t have to feel limited to the activities listed in our partner toolkits — any community service is welcome. The point is to get out there and make a difference.

While you're at it, be sure to list your service activities on the Centennial Events calendar and share them on social media using the hashtag #APTA100. Your community service story could be the one that inspires others to do the same, and who knows where things could go from there?

For questions about 100 Days of Service, contact centennial@apta.org.


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