High Point University Physical Therapy Department Hosts Third Annual Halloween Family 5K Fun Run and Walk
HIGH POINT, N.C., Oct. 4, 2019 – High Point University’s Department of Physical Therapy will host its third annual Halloween Family 5k Fun Run and Walk on Sunday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m., to raise money for the HPU physical therapy student scholarship fund.
PHOTO ABOVE – HPU’s Department of Physical Therapy will host its third annual Halloween Family 5k Fun Run and walk to raise money for the HPU physical therapy student scholarship fund.
The race will begin at the High Point University Community Center at 921 Eastchester Drive in High Point, North Carolina. Participants are invited to wear costumes and take part in Halloween-themed activities, including music, games and trunk or treat, while enjoying refreshments from food trucks.
“We are committed to community engagement, as physical therapists will spend their careers giving back to people by helping improve their lives with better movement,” said Dr. Eric Hegedus, founding chair of HPU’s Department of Physical Therapy. “The Halloween DPT 5K Family Fun Run and Walk has become a tradition and is just one of the many ways our department strives to make a difference in the community.”
Proceeds from event participants and sponsors will go to the HPU physical therapy student scholarship fund to support future physical therapists as they work to bring health and wellness to the community. Throughout the year, HPU serves the High Point community at a pro bono physical therapy clinic. HPU faculty and physical therapy doctorate students provide their professional services at no cost to patients in need.
For more information or to sign up for the Halloween Family 5K Fun Run and Walk, visit http://www.highpoint.edu/physicaltherapy/funrun.
At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people.® HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with 5,400 undergraduate and graduate students. It is ranked No. 1 by U.S. News and World Report for Best Regional Colleges in the South, No. 1 for Most Innovative Regional Colleges in the South and No. 1 for Best Undergraduate Teaching in the South. The Princeton Review named HPU in the 2020 edition of “The Best 385 Colleges” and on the Best Southeastern Colleges “2020 Best Colleges: Region by Region” list. HPU was recognized as a Great School for Business Majors and a Great School for Communication Majors. HPU was also recognized for Most Beautiful Campus (No. 18), Best College Dorms (No. 5) and Best Campus Food (No. 20). For nine years in a row, HPU has been named a College of Distinction with special recognition for business and education programs and career development, and The National Council on Teacher Quality ranks HPU’s elementary education program as one of the best in the nation. The university offers 60 undergraduate majors, 64 undergraduate minors and 13 graduate degree programs. It is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the web at highpoint.edu.