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Virgin London Marathon Sad News
It is with great sadness that the National Osteoporosis Society has learnt of the death of Robert Berry, one of our runners in this weekend’s London Marathon.
The charity would like to express its heartfelt condolences to Mr Berry’s family and friends.
On the request of the family we will not be releasing any further statements and would ask for your understanding at this sad and difficult time.
Claire Severgnini, CEO of the National Osteoporosis Society said:
“Our immediate concerns are for Mr Berry’s family. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with them at this tragic time.”
“We are really touched by the incredible generosity of so many people making donations in tribute to Mr Berry, who wrote so movingly about why he was raising money to help fight the impact of osteoporosis. When the time is right, we would like to discuss with his family the options available for how the National Osteoporosis Society may use the funds raised in his memory.”
New Fracture Liaison Service launches in Wigan Borough
A new fracture liaison service in Wigan aims to tackle the growing problem of fractures caused by osteoporosis in the local population. The Bridgewater Community Healthcare NHS Trust has worked in partnership with Wigan Clinical Commissioning Group to launch the service at Bridgewater Hospital. Read more
Osteoporosis can cause bones to break easily. The good news is that it can be treated.
One quick and simple bone check can tell if you are at risk.
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Every two minutes in the UK someone breaks a bone as a result of osteoporosis. Find out if you are at risk of fractures by visiting www.nos.org.uk/stopatone