Countdown to World Osteoporosis Day 2018

09 Oct 2018

Next Saturday 20 October marks World Osteoporosis Day – a day of activity dedicated to raising awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis around the world.

Here at the National Osteoporosis Society, we’re always busy spreading the word about osteoporosis and the importance of bone health.

Last year:

  • More than 1,300 healthcare professionals attended our study days, where they found out more about osteoporosis to help improve care for their patients.
  • Almost 3,000 people affected by osteoporosis joined us at events across the country, where they learned more about their condition and how to manage it.
  • Five new Fracture Liaison Services were set up across the UK with our help. Over the next five years, these will prevent 600 hip fractures, saving unnecessary pain and nearly £12 million for local health and social care services.
  • Nearly 12,000 enquiries were answered by our specialist nurse Helpline, which offers a lifeline of information and support to people affected by osteoporosis.
  • Hundreds of supporters of the charity took part in our Message to My Younger Self campaign for World Osteoporosis Day 2017, sharing messages to their younger selves and their families about living well for bones.

Here's how you can help raise awareness of osteoporosis and bone health for World Osteoporosis Day 2018

This World Osteoporosis Day, we're inviting you to take the "bone health pledge".

All you need to do is find someone under the age of 30 and tell them about the importance of bone health.

Pledging is easy, and costs nothing more than your time. Simply:

  1. Visit
  2. Click the 'Yes, I pledge' button, to make your pledge count
  3. Decide who under the age of 30 you are going to tell
  4. Start the conversation

Hundreds of people like you have already made the bone health pledge. Can you help, too?

We're counting the pledge tally for World Osteoporosis Day on Saturday 20 October.

Make your pledge soon to make it count.

Take the pledge

October 20

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