STEP, CYCLE, SWING for Student Scholarships


Month-long fundraiser will take place August 1-31, 2020.

Step Up for Students, a one-day fundraising event, will begin at 9:00 am
Saturday, August 29
and end at 9:00 am Sunday, August 30.


With no IPA Fun-Run, no RAGBRAI, and no Eggleston-Granberg Golf Classic in 2020, IPA has created a new fundraiser to support student pharmacists at Drake University and the University of Iowa. Although in-person gatherings are impractical, we can still get active together as an association!

With your donation of $50 to the IPA Foundation, you will receive a one-of-a-kind (and super soft) T-shirt for this year’s Step, Cycle, Swing for Student Scholarships event. Wearing your T-shirt, we encourage you to post a picture or video of yourself running, biking, golfing, kayaking or performing any physical activity you enjoy using the hashtag #IPAforStudentScholarships. All participants who post a photo or video of themselves in the T-shirt using the hashtag during the month of August will be entered in a drawing to win a prize. We can’t wait to see how many miles, cities, states and activities this virtual fundraiser will cover!

Registration Fees


$50 Donation to the IPA Foundation
  • Free T-shirt
  • Can sign-up to sponsor a student
    during Step Up for Students fundraiser


$10 Donation to the IPA Foundation
  • ​Free T-shirt
  • Can sign-up to participate in Step Up for Students


Step Up for Students (Saturday, August 29)

For those who wish to make an even bigger impact, IPA is hosting a one-day Step Up for Students contest on Saturday, August 29. Members can sign-up to participate on IPA’s website when making their donation for Step, Cycle, Swing for Student Scholarships. Each member will be paired with a student pharmacist. Students will receive a free T-shirt when they sign-up to participate with a $10 donation to the IPA Foundation.

By participating in the Step Up for Students contest, members pledge to sponsor $0.01 for each step taken by the student over a 24-hour period up to 20,000 total steps. The team with the highest step total will win a prize. Step Up for Students will begin at 9:00 am on Saturday, August 29 and end at 9:00 am on Sunday, August 30. Step counts must be submitted via Google Forms by midnight on the 30th.

Average Steps for 60 minutes of Physical Activity

Donation at $0.01 Per Step

Walking, 3mph 6,000 steps $60.00
Running, 10-minute mile 13,320 steps $133.20
Bicycling, 13 mph 10,680 steps $106.80
Golfing, riding in cart 4,680 steps $46.80
Kayaking 9,120 steps $91.20
Swimming, moderate 12,720 steps $127.20
Yoga 6,660 steps $66.60
Averages calculated by

Winners of the hashtag drawing and Step Up for Students contest will be announced on social media at noon on Monday, August 31.

Thank you to our sponsors.

Greenwood Drug  

Pharmacy Times