NOF is joining with the Hospital for Special Surgery (HSS) to host a Consumer and Patient Forum. This free, educational event will bring together some of HSS’s expert clinicians to discuss bone health topics including basic information about bone health and testing, the importance of physical activity and nutrition and osteoporosis treatment options.
Heidi Skolnik, MS, CDN, FACSM
Sports Nutritionist, Women's Sports Center, Hospital for Special Surgery
Member, National Osteoporosis Foundation Board of Trustees
Being An Informed Patient
Patricia Spergl, MSN, RN, ANP-BC
Nurse Clinician, Osteoporosis Prevention Center, Hospital for Special Surgery
Nutrition and Your Bone Health
Deborah McInerney, MS, RD, CDN
Clinical Nutritionist, Hospital for Special Surgery
Linda A. Russell, M.D.
Assistant Attending of Medicine, Hospital for Special Surgery
Physical Activity for Bone Health
Sarah Baker, PT, DPT
Staff Physical Therapist, Joint Mobility Center, Hospital for Special Surgery
Hospital for Special Surgery
535 East 70th Street
Richard L. Menschel Education Center - 2nd Floor
New York, NY
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We need your help to spread messages about the importance of bone health and family history to your friends, family, co-workers and healthcare providers. The materials included in the Generations of Strength Event and Fundraising Toolkit will give you valuable resources and ideas to host get-togethers with those you care about and those in your community. View details below on how to plan, promote and make your event official, or just download the complete toolkit here. These talking points and FAQs may also be helpful as you raise awareness for bone health and osteoporosis prevention.
Event Ideas: From informal get-togethers to kid-friendly activities, this list of event ideas will help you choose the best activity for your audience.
Wear Pearls for a Cause: NOF’s Pearls of Strength bracelets represent the many generations of strength in each family and the legacy that we pass forward. It’s easy to incorporate Pearls into any activity you’re hosting. Review this list to see how.
Sample Solicitation Letter: Local businesses are often willing to donate money, goods or services to your event in exchange for recognition.
Sample Printed Program: When inviting the community to your event, it’s nice to provide a schedule of speakers, thanks to your sponsors and information about how to learn more about osteoporosis.
If you like these templates, call (202) 549-5164 or email us at email@example.com and we’ll send you easy-to-fill-in and print versions of the above materials to help you promote your event.
Host Event Forms: Once you’ve decided to host your own event, tell us about it with these pre- and post-event forms plus helpful checklist. This will help us better serve you, include your activity in our online calendar and track our collective success in raising awareness and funds in support of Generations of Strength.
Event and Fundraising Guidelines: As a not-for-profit organization, NOF adheres to certain guidelines and standards to protect our donors and serve patients and the public. Please review these short guidelines for hosting an event on behalf of NOF.