Help Spread the Word!
On Friday, October 20, 2023 join us as we raise awareness for Osteoporosis research and bone health during World Osteoporosis Day! Help us spread the work and encourage others to take early action against preventing fractures capable of causing long-term pain and disability.
#StepUpForBoneHealth this year! As a bone, mineral and musculoskeletal scientist, you are our best resource when it comes to raising awareness. Get online and share tips, preventative measures and more with your social networks and encourage family, friends and followers to take early action.
Use #StepUpForBoneHealth to further spread the word on social media.
#Osteoporosis is responsible for at least 8.9 million fractures worldwide each year - in America the rate of diagnoses has fallen in recent years while Americans with Osteoporosis continues to climb #StepUpForBoneHealth #WorldOsteoporosisDay @iofbonehealth @ASBMR
In 2010, 17% of the US population had #osteoporosis or low bone mass - by 2030, it is projected to increase by 27% #StepUpForBoneHealth #WorldOsteoporosisDay @iofbonehealth @ASBMR
Did you know that one in three women and one in five men aged 50 years or over will suffer an osteoporotic fracture? #StepUpForBoneHealth #WorldOsteoporosisDay @iofbonehealth @ASBMR
A woman with one vertebral fracture who is 65 years of age or older has a one in four chance of another fracture within 5 years #StepUpForBoneHealth #WorldOsteoporosisDay @iofbonehealth @ASBMR
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- One in two elderly people who fracture a hip never functions the same again and one in four require long term care usually in a nursing home. Another one in four dies within the first year. Clinical recommendations have been released to help change this. Learn more about #osteoporosis at https://www.asbmr.org/ or https://www.osteoporosis.foundation/ #StepUpForBoneHealth #WorldOsteoporosisDay
- Did you know that #osteoporosis affects 1 in 3 women and 1 in 5 men 50 years or older around the world? Take action on #WorldOsteoporosisDay today! Check out some resources on the International Osteoporosis Foundation's website to #StepUpForBoneHealth today! https://www.worldosteoporosisday.org/
Invest in Your Community:
Without appropriate support, many important discoveries will be delayed and progress will be deferred in the prevention and treatment of osteoporosis and other bone, mineral and musculoskeletal disorders. Your donation provides support for rare bone diseases, new research grants and training, travel fellowships, pilot projects for young investigators and Honor Your Mentor Young Investigator Awards.
World Osteoporosis Day is the official kick off of our end-of-year donation drive for the ASBMR Fund for Research and Education. You’ll hear more about the power and impact of the Fund over the next several weeks. ASBMR is a 501c3 non-profit association and donations are tax-deductible in the United States. Please consult your tax professional.
International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) World Osteoporosis Day Resources:
The IOF has a new 2022 campaign "Step Up For Bone Health" with an abundance of resources to help promote World Osteoporosis Day. Check out their website here. Highlights of their resources include:
Osteoporosis Risk Calculator: Could you be at risk of Osteoporosis? Answer 6 short questions to find out if any of the common risk factors apply to your lifestyle.
World Osteoporosis Day Resources -
Visit IOF's World Osteoporosis Day website (https://www.worldosteoporosisday.org/) for more information and resources.