Sally Field, Phil and Jan Fenty, and Michelle King Robson to Be Honored at Benefit for Osteoporosis and Bone Health Awareness
The day’s events serve as an opportunity for NOF to celebrate its 25 years of dedication to osteoporosis prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and to recognize the individuals who support and advance the Foundation’s vision of making bone health a reality and lifelong priority for all Americans.
“Osteoporosis and related fractures affect one in two women and one in four men in the U.S. today,” said
The awards dinner will follow a prestigious recognition event, Legends of Osteoporosis Lecture, which honors prominent researchers in the area of osteoporosis.
“NOF is proud to recognize these Legends of Osteoporosis for the enormous contributions they have made to the field of osteoporosis and bone health,” said
“Osteoporosis prevention, diagnosis and treatment are the keys to tackling this disease,” said
About the Honorees
About the Legends of Osteoporosis
Dr. Riggs is an expert in osteoporosis and bone biology. He is the Purvis and Roberta Tabor Professor of Medicine Emeritus at Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in
Dr. Barrett-Connor has dedicated her research to healthy aging with a focus on gender differences and women’s health. She is a distinguished professor and chief of the Division of Epidemiology, Department of Family and Preventive Medicine at the
Established in 1984, the National Osteoporosis Foundation is the nation’s leading voluntary health organization solely dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health. Our mission is to prevent osteoporosis and related fractures, to promote lifelong bone health, to help improve the lives of those affected by osteoporosis, and to find a cure through programs of awareness, advocacy, public and health professional education and research. For more information on osteoporosis and bone health, contact NOF online at www.nof.org or by telephone (800) 223-9994.
SOURCE National Osteoporosis Foundation