Photo: Teresa Maldonado-Marchok
Giving Tuesday is a national campaign occurring on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday, and is a way to begin the giving season and contribute charitable donations to nonprofits. This year, Giving Tuesday is on December 3, 2019. By participating in #GivingTuesday, you can spread awareness and give back to charities like American Bone Health.
American Bone Health recently conducted a survey of people whose average age was 65: 68 percent of participants were at moderate to high risk of an osteoporosis-related fracture within the next 10 years. But only 16 percent of the high-risk participants were on an osteoporosis medicine that could reduce their risk of fractures.
In another survey, 62 percent of respondents believe that not knowing the importance of bone health is the biggest barrier to making it a priority. Only 30 percent have a bone health plan in place.
American Bone Health provides programs and services to teach men and women over 45 about their risk of osteoporosis and fractures, and gives them simple steps to take charge of their bone health.
One tool is the American Bone Health Fracture Risk Calculator™. The online calculator asks a set of questions to help assess your level of risk of a fracture in the next 10 years. Then you can take your results to your doctor and speak about the next steps you should take to keep your bones strong.
97 percent of survey participants said their Fracture Risk Calculator results motivated them to act to protect their bones.
This Giving Tuesday, please join our efforts to raise $10,000 to help American Bone Health continue offering the Fracture Risk Calculator and other programs and services that can change the course of bone health for you or a loved one.
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