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Comité Mexicano para la Prevención de la Osteoporosis A.C. (COMOP)

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Office address Comité Mexicano para la Prevención de la Osteoporosis A.C. (COMOP)
Insurgentes sur # 299-Mezzanine, col. Hipodromo
CP 06100 Mexico, D.F. Mexico
Phone +52 55(55)74-19-00/+52 55(55)74-18-10
Fax +52 55(55)74-22-02

Last updated on 08/04/2005

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Mexican dignitaries join in World Osteoporosis Day press conference

A World Osteoporosis Day press conference organized by COMOP in Mexico got major media coverage. Three ministers' wives attended (Communications,Health and Education), and one read a letter from the First Lady in support of osteoporosis prevention. A senior representative from the Health Ministry spoke strongly in support of COMOP's aims as did a well-known TV Anchorwoman. On WOD itself, articles appeared in several news media, including Mexico's major newspaper.


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World 400 meter champion Ana Guevara hosted a race supporting osteoporosis prevention

The 5 km “Woman’s Race”, held on November 9, 2003, is a very popular event held each year in Mexico City - over 3000 people, both young and old, participated in the event. Although organized and sponsored by Nike and other companies like Kraft and Powerade, etc, part of the registration and sponsorship fees are donated to COMOP for its osteoporosis prevention campaigns. It also offers COMOP an opportunity to get public attention for osteoporosis. This is the 3rd year that COMOP has benefited from the event.

The mexican 400 m World Champion and Golden League Champion, Ana Guevara, fired the starting shot and gave the prizes.

Winner of the race

The 3,000 runners, cheered on by thousands of viewers, were of all ages and levels of ability. Winners were both the elite athlete who crossed the finish line first and the elderly lady who, walking with the aid of a cane, crossed the finish line last.


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Celebración del Día Mundial de la Osteoporosis, 2002 en México

La realización de un evento tan importante sirve para informar al público en general, a los legisladores y a la prensa sobre una enfermedad que aún es poco conocida.

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