World Osteoporosis Day - 20 October

A day of activity dedicated to raising global awareness of the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis, and encouraging people to look after their bones.

Only by working together can we reduce the number of people whose days are destroyed by this debilitating condition.

It’s not acceptable to think osteoporosis is 'one of those things'.

So, every 20 October, people across the world join in to raise awareness of osteoporosis and bone health among the public, healthcare professionals, policy makers and the media.

What we did for 2019

To raise awareness of the human impact of osteoporosis, and help us see #TheBackOfOsteoporosis, we asked you to share your personal stories of living with the condition.

Christine shared her story of living with broken bones in her back, how it affects her life and why more research is vital, in our BBC Radio 4 Appeal.

The appeal was a great success, raising important funds and reaching many people.

Together, you raised more than £34,000

After listening to Christine’s story on the BBC Radio 4 Appeal, in October, you generously donated £24,153.

The response to the appeal was incredible and the great news is, the first £10,000 was matched by an anonymous donor, which brought the total to an incredible £34,153. Thank you.

The money you’ve raised will help us fund world-class scientists who could study the genetic causes of the disease; and ways to detect it earlier. We’re committed to finding a cure and it’s support like yours that makes this possible and moves us closer.

Thank you for helping move us closer to a future without osteoporosis.

Listen to Christine's story

Christine's hope for the future was aired on BBC Radio 4 on:

Sunday 20 October at 07:54 and 21:25

Thursday 24 October at 15:27

You can still listen online.

You can continue to donate to the appeal using the button below. Please note donations made now directly through the BBC will go to a different cause.

Donate now