Supporter Spotlight: Francesca Moore
18 Jan 2018
Join us as we support Fran – aka Iron-Fran - who is taking on her first triathlon to help raise vital funds for the charity.
Challenge: IronMan 70.3 Triathlon
When: Sunday 10th June 2018
Inspiration: Fran witnessed first-hand the devastating consequences of osteoporosis in her role as a junior doctor, when she worked on the hip fracture unit at the Royal United Hospital (RUH) in Bath.
Here, she learned more about the vital work of the National Osteoporosis Society from Dr Celia Gregson; Consultant Senior Lecturer in Musculoskeletal Medicine at the University of Bristol and researcher for the Charity.
Inspired to lend further support to people living with osteoporosis, Fran decided to raise funds for the Charity by competing in a triathlon.
“Having seen the pain and suffering of my patients, I really wanted to help reduce the number of people with osteoporosis that experience hip fractures. Raising funds to support the amazing work of the National Osteoporosis Society seemed like a great way to do this.”
A bit of background: Fran is no stranger to a sporting challenge, having taken part in numerous events over the years to raise money for charity.
“With several 10km and half marathon runs already under my belt, this year I really want to tackle something that will take me out of my comfort zone. With a 1.2 mile swim, a 56-mile bike course and finishing with a 13.1-mile run, the IronMan 70.3 will definitely be my hardest challenge yet! I’m really looking forward to it and it will hopefully help me raise even more money for the Charity.”
Fran’s quest to help ensure good bone health for all goes beyond fundraising for the National Osteoporosis Society; she and her colleagues are currently piloting a project that aims to improve the bone health of stroke patients at the RUH.
We are so grateful to Fran for supporting people with osteoporosis through her incredible fundraising efforts, and for her commitment to improving the bone health of her patients. Thank you so much, Fran. We wish you the very best of luck with your new challenge.
You can do it, Iron-Fran!
You can get involved too!
We rely on the support and generosity of people like you to fund our vital work and the essential services we provide. Together, we can build a brighter future for people affected by osteoporosis and fragile bones.
From marathon runs and daredevil stunts to coffee mornings and community fundraisers, there’s plenty of ways that you can get involved to help make a real difference to those living in the UK with osteoporosis.
Got your own unique idea for a fundraising event? Get in touch