World Osteoporosis Day

Women of Steel March 2014
Salima Ladak-Kachra has lived under the burden of osteoporosis from a young age. As a result of her experiences in learning to live with this disease, she now dedicates her life to bone health advocacy. She co-founded the Bone Wellness Centre, a health facility in Toronto which supports awareness, prevention and diagnosis of osteoporosis and provides free education and counseling. Read more
The Women of Steel Project - February 2014 - Gal Lousky
Gal Lousky was nominated for the Women of Steel project by the Israeli Foundation for Osteoporosis and Bone Diseases. Read more
January 2014 Woman of Steel
Dana Zátopková was nominated for the Women of Steel project by the Osteologic Academy of Zlín. Her stories and achievements from her sporting career, as well as her strength and stamina in overcoming life obstacles, are an inspiration to people throughout her native Czech Republic.  As this month's IOF Woman of Steel, we are sure that she will be an inspiration to many others around the world as... Read more
December Woman of Steel Nia
IOF has chosen Nia Yancopoulos as its Woman of Steel for the month of December.  Born with a hereditary bone condition, young Nia has overcome a number of crippling physical obstacles in her pursuit of athletic excellence.  While her successive bone issues have finally ended her sporting career, Nia is now studying for a career in medicine, and she hopes to spread awareness about Athletic... Read more
IOF November Woman of Steel
IOF celebrated World Osteoporosis Day and capped off a busy month by selecting its first Woman of Steel, Eila Nevanranta.  Nominated by the Finnish Osteoporosis Society, Eila, the “Rapping Granny”, has become a national celebrity through her use of rap music to spread messages of toleranc Read more
World Osteoporosis Day 2013 campaign poster 'Strong Women Make Stronger Women'
Take steps this Sunday towards protecting your own and your family’s bone health: GET ACTIVE go for a walk together or commit to doing some form of exercise PARTICIPATE in an event taking place near you Read more
WOD 2013 campaign poster, 'Strong Women Make Stronger Women'
On World Osteoporosis Day, October 20, the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is calling for women to take action now to protect their bone health. Broken bones due to osteoporosis often result in pain, immobility and loss of quality of life as well as early death. In women over 45 years of age, osteoporosis accounts for more days spent in hospital than many other diseases, including... Read more
According to a new report published today by the International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF), women may expect to live longer but their quality of life will be seriously jeopardized if action to protect their bone health is not taken. Postmenopausal women are the most vulnerable to osteoporosis and fractures. Worldwide, an estimated 200 million women are affected by osteoporosis and around one in... Read more
In a show of support for osteoporosis patients around the globe, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall, President of the UK's National Osteoporosis Society, was photographed with UK fracture patients on the occasion of World Osteoporosis Day. The National Osteoporosis Society (NOS) is the only UK wide charity dedicated to improving the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of osteoporosis. Read more
World Osteoporosis Day, observed annually on 20 October, launches a year-long campaign dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis and other metabolic bone diseases. Read more


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