On October 11th, the Organization of Physical Therapy Students (OPTS) volunteered at the 2nd Annual APTA-NJ Run. The event helped raise $10,000 to go towards NJ Physical Therapy education programs and students. Funding distribution will be determined at the next APTA-NJ student meeting in November.
The event, a 5k run/walk, was held in Lyndhurst, NJ on Saturday, October 11th. The run occurs in October to coincide with National Physical Therapy month. The year's movement theme drew about 75 therapists, patients and families who were 8-78 years old. Even SHU's Doctor of Physical Therapy program alumni participated.
The run/walk event was started last year by student members of the APTA-NJ to address the barriers associated with rising costs of graduate school. Volunteers and donations from local healthcare companies supplemented the NJ physical therapy schools to make the event successful as well as to support the ongoing education and preparation of tomorrow's physical therapy graduates. Special thanks to Seton Hall University-School of Health and Medical Sciences for their significant contribution.
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