Break Free

Break Free from Osteoporosis

Through NOF’s national awareness campaign — Break Free from Osteoporosis — we’re encouraging you to take action by learning your risk factors and changing your lifestyle to build strong bone for life.

Break Free Materials

Join us in encouraging others to Break Free from Osteoporosis and help us stop this disease before it robs anymore of our friends, family members or ourselves of our ability to stay healthy and independent as we age.

We’re providing the tools and resources you need to learn your risk factors for osteoporosis and make the lifestyle changes needed to protect your bones. Download and share our materials to educate others and help them join you in building strong bones for life.


Meet our Bone Health Ambassadors

Strong Voices for Strong Bones®

NOF’s Bone Health Ambassadors, Barbara Hannah Grufferman and Gail Sheehy, contribute their time and talent to help NOF raise awareness for the importance of bone health at every life stage. Learn more about Barbara and Gail below.

Gail Sheehy

Gail SheehyAs the bestselling author of 16 books, Gail Sheehy has rocked our culture and changed the way millions of women and men around the world look at the stages of their lives. Her book Passages was named one of the most important books of our time by the Library of Congress. In her latest book, Passages in Caregiving, she tells the inspiring story of her 17-year journey caring for her husband through several bouts with cancer as well as stories of families in every stage of the caregiving journey.

As a Bone Health Ambassador, Gail is using her reach and influence to raise awareness about osteoporosis and bone health by writing articles and serving as a campaign spokesperson.

Barbara Hannah Grufferman

Barbara Hannah GruffermanA well-known advocate for healthy and positive living, Barbara is dedicating her time, talent and energy to raise awareness for osteoporosis and the importance of building strong bones for life. As NOF’s first Bone Health Ambassador, she is leading by example and using her frequent speaking engagements and regular television and radio appearances as opportunities to share the NOF mission and motivate people to take action and build healthy bones that will last a lifetime.

Barbara is the author of the best-selling resource book, The Best of Everything After 50: The Experts’ Guide to Style, Sex, Health, Money and More, has a weekly front-page column on Huffington Post and and is leveraging her reach and trusted reputation with women over 50 to amplify NOF’s messages on the importance of a healthy lifestyle to prevent osteoporosis.

Follow the links below to read recent articles and blog posts by Barbara and to watch videos from her “Best of Everything After 50” AARP video series.

AARP Blog: Fight Osteoporosis with…the Push-Up


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