#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that takes place annually on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving.
All donations from #GivingTuesday will support the Healthy Bones, Build Them for Life® Patient Registry. A first of its kind tool in the osteoporosis field, this registry surveys patients and caregivers about how osteoporosis and low bone density impact their lives. This patient-reported information is collected anonymously, combined, and analyzed by the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) to map out the patient journey. This map will show NOF and the broader bone health community what patients need and want most. To learn more, click here.
There are a several ways to get involved!
Ask 5 friends to donate as well. Why?
Osteoporosis affects millions of people in the United States and worldwide. It is often called a silent disease because one can’t feel bones weakening. Breaking a bone is often the first sign of osteoporosis. Here are five fast facts you should know – all good reasons to help support those who may be affected by, or at risk for developing, this potentially debilitating disease.
- Women begin to lose bone dramatically at menopause. In fact, women can lose up to 20% of bone mass in the first 5-7 years post-menopause.
- One in four men will break a bone due to osteoporosis in their lifetime.
- A healthy diet and regular exercise (weight-bearing and muscle-strengthening) are essential for bone growth and maintenance, but they alone cannot “cure” osteoporosis.
- Peak Bone Mass is reached by your early-to-mid 20s in most people. Children and adolescents who reach peak bone mass reduce their risk of developing osteoporosis later in life.
- Osteoporosis can cause broken bones, loss of mobility, loss of independence, and sometimes death.
Send an Email to Friends and Family to Help Raise Awareness and Funds
Use the template below or edit to make it more personal.
Hello Colleagues, Family and Friends,
This year for #GivingTuesday, I’m raising money for the National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF). I’m supporting NOF on December 1st to raise awareness and support those living with osteoporosis or low bone density.
Please consider supporting my campaign which ends December 2nd by clicking on this link to our donation page. For just $5, you can help make a huge difference for someone living with this debilitating disease.
NOF is the leading health organization dedicated to preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, promoting strong bones for life and reducing human suffering through programs of public and clinician awareness, education, advocacy and research. Established in 1984, NOF is the nation’s only health organization solely dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health.
Large or small, every amount helps! If you’re unable to donate at this time, I’d really appreciate it if you’d share information about our efforts on social media or forward this email to people in your network.
Thank you so much!
Create Your Own Fundraiser on Facebook
- Visit the National Osteoporosis Foundation Facebook page and click on the “Fundraisers” button.
- Click on the “Raise Money” button.
- Decide how much you want to raise. For example, you can set your goal at $25, but you can make it higher if you want to raise more!
- Set your end date. Remember to have your fundraiser end on or after December 1 so that it counts for Giving Tuesday!
- Add your story – why are you giving?!
- Click “Create.”
Sample Social Media Posts for Your Facebook Fundraiser
Help me raise awareness and fight osteoporosis! Donate to my fundraiser for #GivingTuesday2020!
I’m hoping that 5 friends will donate $5 each to my fundraiser to help raise awareness and fight osteoporosis. A small amount can go a long way!
Social Media Toolkit
Whether you, a family member or friend are affected, we can work together to make a difference. In these times of uncertainty, it’s more important than ever that we unite to support each other, rally our communities and raise critical funds needed to support those who have issues with bone health. This #GivingTuesday, we are raising funds for the Healthy Bones, Build Them for Life® Patient Registry, a survey tool that shows the broader health community (especially doctors and healthcare providers) what patients need most.
NOF’s social media toolkit is complete with posts, tweets and images – making it easier for everyone to spread the news about our #GivingTuesday campaign. For inspiration, check out the information below!
Suggested Social Media Images and Posts
We’ve made it easy to share posts on social media. Choose from these available images and/or copy and paste any of the posts below.
Suggested Posts for #GivingTuesday
December 1st is #GivingTuesday! I’m hoping that 5 friends will donate $5 each to help raise awareness and fight osteoporosis. A small amount can go a long way!
Help me raise awareness and fight osteoporosis! Donate to the National Osteoporosis Foundation for #GivingTuesday2020!
Shareable Facts About Osteoporosis–Show More +
24 percent of hip fracture patients age 50 and over die in the year following the fracture.
Six months after a hip fracture, only 15 percent of patients can walk across a room unaided.
Every year, of nearly 300,000 hip fracture patients, one-quarter end up in nursing homes and half never regain previous function.
Women lose up to 20 percent of their bone density in the ﬁve-to-seven years after menopause.
People with osteoporosis cannot feel their bones getting weaker, and many people do not know they have osteoporosis until they break a bone.
Tip Sheets–Show More +
Make 25 your new lucky number with NOF’s 25 tips for good bone health. These easy-to-follow resources shine a light on important facts, calcium-rich food, ways to improve your bone health and fall prevention. They are short, to-the-point and packed with memorable messaging.
- 25 Tips: Important Facts About Osteoporosis
- 25 Tips: Calcium-Rich Foods
- 25 Tips: Ways to Improve Bone Health
- 25 Tips: Prevent Falls
Osteoporosis Resources–Show More +
NOF Online Support Community–Show More +
- With more than 50,000 participants, NOF’s online support community hosted by Inspire is an excellent resource for people to discuss bone health topics of interest.
Join the online community today.