TORONTO, June 15, 2012 /CNW/ - Join Osteoporosis Canada (OC) on June 17,
2012 as it celebrates 30 years of dedicated service to those with or at
risk of osteoporosis. Established in 1982, the first organization in
the world committed solely to bone health. Osteoporosis Canada remains
the only organization in Canada with this primary focus.
Through its 22 chapters and network of health care professionals, OC
disseminates information on building and maintaining bone health
(nutrition, exercise and when needed, drug therapy), risk assessment,
post fracture care, falls prevention and more.
As many as two million Canadians live with osteoporosis, a disease that
causes bones to lose their strength, become thin, brittle and prone to
"We are proud to be celebrating 30 years of service, advocacy and
education for osteoporosis and bone health," says Dr. Famida Jiwa,
President and CEO of Osteoporosis Canada. "The longevity of
Osteoporosis Canada is a testament and tribute to the hundreds of
staff, volunteers and corporate partners that have worked tirelessly
over these past 30 years. As we look ahead as an organization we
commit to educate, advocate, support and fundraise so that the
necessary and important work we do continues."
In the coming months, specifically during Osteoporosis month in
November, there will be activities and celebrations marking this
Osteoporosis Canada is the only national registered charity serving
people who have, or are at risk for osteoporosis. The organization
works to educate, empower and support individuals and communities in
the risk-reduction and treatment of osteoporosis. For more information
on Osteoporosis Canada or to find out what 30th anniversary events are taking place in your community visit www.osteoporosis.ca for updates.
SOURCE Osteoporosis Canada
For further information:
Osteoporosis Canada Communications Coordinator
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