June 1999 Bulletin

Academy supports NOF health fair, walk

Academy fellows can increase their visibility as a key source for osteoporosis treatment in their hometown by participating with the Academy in the National Osteoporosis Foundation's (NOF) America Walks For Strong Women health fair and walk.

NOF is holding the event in nine cities in 1999. Each will feature a health fair open to the public and a one- to three-mile fund-raising walk for osteoporosis research and public education.

The Academy, which is a national supporter of America Walks For Strong Women, will have exhibit booths with patient education materials at the health fairs and is seeking local fellows to volunteer to staff the booths.

"Orthopaedic surgeons are encouraged to place the America Walks for Strong Women brochure in their offices and promote the walk to their patients, staff and family," said William W. Tipton Jr., Academy executive vice president. "This is your chance as an orthopaedic surgeon to increase public awareness of osteoporosis as well as your role in the process."

The walks will be in Atlanta on June 5; Indianapolis, June 26; Denver, August 28; Nashville, Tenn., September 11; Washington, D.C., September 18; and Houston, September 25. Other walks will be held in Chicago, October 9; San Diego, October 16; and Miami, November 6.

For more information and free copies of the brochure, contact Susan Koshy, manager of state society and legislative affairs, at 847-384-4314 or koshy@aaos.org.

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