“That’s Osteoporosis”: October 20 marks World Osteoporosis Day

cmRNAbone is raising awareness for better bone health

World Osteoporosis Day (WOD), marked on October 20, is an annually recurring campaign aiming to raise global awareness for preventing, diagnosing and treating osteoporosis and related degenerative bone diseases. Osteoporosis is on the rise worldwide. In 2020, fractures related to this silent disease are already affecting one in three women and one in five men over the age of 50. This equals one osteoporotic fracture every three seconds. The WOD strives to make healthy bones and fracture prevention a global health priority.

The cmRNAbone project and its partners are pleased to support today’s global World Osteoporosis Day campaign for people affected by degenerative bone diseases. On Twitter, we join healthcare professionals, researchers, patient organisations and people with osteoporosis in raising awareness for the disease under the hashtag #WorldOsteoporosisDay.

This year’s campaign slogan “That’s osteoporosis” puts a spotlight on the emotional impact of osteoporosis and wants to highlight stories of people living with fragility fractures all over the world. The campaign emphasizes the life-changing, debilitating impact of fractured bones for patients in terms of pain and lost independence, while also focusing on the burden of osteoporosis for family caregivers.

Follow us @cmRNAbone and learn more about the impact of osteoporosis under the hashtag #WorldOsteoporosisDay.