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IOF announces Strong Bones Strong Women participants

The participants include:

Moderator: Dr Marla Shapiro, Family Physician, host of CTV show "Balance" on health issues, health columnist for the Globe & Mail newspaper

Jordan: Her Majesty Queen Rania, IOF Patron

Australia: Maxine McKew, Journalist, TV host, Patron Osteoporosis Australia

Canada: Maureen McTeer, Lawyer, human rights advocate, Patron of Osteoporosis Canada

China: Mrs Alice Chiu, Prominent philanthropist, Hong Kong

Panama: Justine Pasek, Miss Universe 2002, Patron of Fundacion de Osteoporosis y Enfermedades Metabolicas Oseas, Panama

USA: Dr Ethel Siris, National Osteoporsis Foundation President, IOF Board Member

USA: Peggy Fleming, Olympic Gold Medalist and former World Champion Figure Skating

UK: Baroness Julia Cumberlege, former UK Health Minister, prominent osteoporosis advocate

Led by Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan, these prominent women from around the world will call for action by government policy makers, health professionals and individual women themselves to fight the silent epidemic of osteoporosis.

Says Daniel Navid, IOF Chief Executive Officer, "Osteoporosis is one of the world's most common diseases in post-menopausal women, yet data show that it is severely under-recognized, under-diagnosed and under-treated."


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Contact: Janice Blondeau
IOFnews@osteofound.org
41-22-994-0100
International Osteoporosis Foundation
4-May-2006


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