Leading male sportsmen support World Osteoporosis Day 2004 - devoted to the problem of osteoporosis in men
The international release of the IOF report “Osteoporosis & Men” was launched in Sydney to mark World Osteoporosis Day.
Prof Ego Seeman, author of the report, presented the key messages from the report and stressed the important fact that osteoporosis strikes men too – 1 in 5 men over 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis.
Dan Navid, CEO International Osteoporosis Foundation headed an all-star line-up for the press conference which was chaired by former Australian Rugby Test player and sports journalist Peter FitzSimons. The line-up also included Mal Meninga (former Australia Rugby League Captain and Osteoporosis Australia ambassador), Professor Ego Seeman, Andrew Wishart (41 osteoporosis patient) and Mark Holden (entertainer, former producer to David Hasselhoff and Australian Idol judge who has osteoporosis).
Celbrity Mark Holden, who has osteoporosis, hosted the World Osteoporosis Day lunch event. His participation guaranteed that 'osteoporosis in men' would make front headline news
The sportsmen's lunch featured some of Australia's leading athletes
The highly successful press conference was followed by a ‘Blokes, Bones & Breaks Sportsmen’s lunch’ with over 300 guests attending. Special guests included Athens Olympic Silver Medallist Clinton Hill (4 x 400 relay), Australian test cricketers Greg Mathews & Greg Chappell, 60’s Olympic swimming sensation John Konrads, Australians first American Grid Iron player Colin Scotts and lead guitarist of the internationally recognised band INXS – Kirk Pengilly.
The IOF and Osteoporosis Australia were delighted by the excellent local media coverage to launch the osteoporosis & men report.
Osteoporosis Australia CEO at launch of new report "Osteoporosis in Men"
Leading sportsmen show their support of World Osteoporosis Day
Osteoporosis Australia CEO Judy Stenmark and Professor Philip Sambrook
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