David’s twin sister, FOF Sharon, had a bad fall as she was leaving the theatre yesterday afternoon and was taken to the ER of Roosevelt Hospital in Manhattan. She fractured her pelvis and had bleeding in her head. She spent the night in the Intensive Care Unit to treat and monitor the bleeding. We’ll know more a little later today. She is alert and understandably apprehensive.
Falls and bone fractures are serious stuff, especially for FOFs. A women’s risk of a broken hip is equal to her combined risk of breast, uterine and ovarian cancer. Osteoporosis is one of the greatest health threats faced by our nation, affecting 44 million Americans.
We protect our eyes, our skin and our hearts. We closely monitor our breasts and intestines. We even take good care of our nails. We’ve got to protect our bones, too. It’s never too late to start.
FOF, The National Osteoporosis Foundation and The Cleveland Clinic are joining forces to make sure we start NOW. Pretty soon, we’ll be announcing a National Challenge for every FOF woman in America that we’re calling 3 Steps to Bone Health. That’s right, all you’ll need to do is take 3 simple steps to save your bones.
I guess that’s really not a challenge, is it? It’ll be more like a cakewalk. Stay tuned.