Bahrain Osteoporosis Society
Invest in Your Bones festivals in Bahrain
The Bahrain Osteoporosis Society held an awareness campaign over three days in Oct. 2001. The festival, Invest in your bones-1, was held in one of the large shopping malls and was great success attended by more than a thousand people. There was ultrasound testing of many visitors followed by medical counseling and advice. There was a corner for children's drawings and painting and face paintings. Lots of information sheets about osteoporosis were distributed and a video about osteoporosis was shown.
In March 2002 the society held its Invest in your bones-2 festival at another larger shopping mall with even more attendees and varied activities. There were two live exercise corners for preventive and therapeutic measures. There was also a large section for nutrition and food products, with nutritionist helping out to give counseling and advice. The ultrasound corner was busier and tested in excess of 250 visitors. All the people tested had their medical, nutritional and physical exercise counseling done in one hour. Music and children's programs were continuous throughout the 3 days of the festival which was opened under the patronage of her highness the crown princess wife, the society's patron. The society members had so far given lectures to 7 girls' schools, 2 lectures for the medical community, 3 lectures for the public, one lecture to the elderly day care center, and one lecture for one of women's society.
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