July 2000 AAOS Report

President Clinton expresses support for Bone and Joint Decade

At a June 7 "inaugural luncheon" for the Bone and Joint Decade, a special assistant to President Clinton presented a letter of recognition and support. The president praised the work of the Bone and Joint Decade: "I commend the many volunteer, professional, and patient advocacy organizations who are devoting their time and energy to increasing awareness of the seriousness and widespread impact of musculoskeletal diseases and injuries. Through your efforts to improve prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation, your commitment to research, and your participation in a variety of Bone and Joint Decade activities, you are bringing hope to countless people around the world and helping to create a brighter, healthier future for us all." There were 47 different musculoskeletal organizations represented at the luncheon, including people from eight different embassies of countries that support the BJD. Also in attendance were ambassadors from the Czech Republic and Hungary. For more information, visit the website at http://www.boneandjointdecade.org.

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