New Lebanese Patron, Magida El Roumi, Addresses Media for World Osteoporosis Day

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Celebrated Lebanese singer, Magida El Roumi, made her debut appearance as the new Patron of the Lebanese Osteoporosis Prevention Society and of the Bone & Joint Decade (Lebanon) at a large press conference in Beirut.
From left: Prof. Yasser Yaghi of the BJD, celebrated Lebanese singer Magida El Roumi, and Prof. Ghassan Maalouf of LOPS and IOF Board member From left: Professor Yasser Yaghi, Prof Ghassan Maalouf, Magida El Roumi, Prof. Socrates Papapoulos, and Lydia Maamarbachi (LOPS)

The celebrated Lebanese singer, Magida El Roumi, made her debut appearance as the new Patron of the Lebanese Osteoporosis Prevention Society and of the Bone & Joint Decade (Lebanon) at a large press conference at Beirut’s Phoenicia Hotel on the 31st October, following a week-long campaign of television interviews by various members of LOPS committee on the occasion of World Osteoporosis Day.

In her acceptance speech, Magida said, ‘While pursuing our dreams and hopes,
we tend to forget the importance of our bones, and we end up wearing them  out - we realize only when it is too late that we didn’t take care of them. This is  why I am participating in this campaign, to shed light on this truth, because if we are aware we can avoid this terrible disease and thereby avoid misery, sadness and a poor quality of life.’

Speeches were also made by Prof. Yasser Yaghi, Chairman of the BJD in Lebanon, Prof. Socrates Papapoulos of Leiden Univ. Medical Center (Neth.), Prof. Ghassan Maalouf, Pres. of LOPS and IOF M.E. Rep. and LOPS’ Lydia Maamarbachi and a film  was shown giving a brief account of the 12 Years of Achievements in Osteoporosis Advocacy in the Middle East and North Africa.