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Tune in this World Osteoporosis Day to hear how Christine’s life has been heavily impacted by broken bones and osteoporosis.

Christine's story

Christine first broke a bone in her back when she was 55.

Over the last 20 years, she has broken many more – often as a result of a simple activity like getting dressed or turning over in bed.

Although Christine lives in constant pain, and is terrified that she may break another bone at any moment, she is determined to stop anyone else going down the same horrific path that she has.

She wants to shout from the rooftops about the need for more research, and a cure.


When to listen

Tune in to BBC Radio 4 to support Christine’s hope for the future.

Sunday 20 October at 07:54 and 21:25

Thursday 24 October at 15:27

And listen online from Sunday 20 to Saturday 26 October.

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Help us spread the word about this appeal

Let’s work together to raise awareness among our society, and reduce the number of people whose days are destroyed by this debilitating condition.

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Osteoporosis damages more than just bones

Few people in the UK really understand what osteoporosis is. Even fewer understand the impact it has on lives - lives like Christine's.

It robs those affected of their plans for the future, reducing their independence, and stopping them doing the things they love.

So please listen, share, and support Christine's hope for the future.

More research is the answer

With your support we can fund even more.

Through the development of new treatments, we can ensure that people with osteoporosis can keep working, keep cuddling, keep walking and keep dancing.

Tune in between 20 and 26 October, to help us see the back of osteoporosis. 

Sunday 20 October is World Osteoporosis Day

Christine's is one of many stories. 

This World Osteoporosis Day, we're drawing attention to the enormous number of people whose lives are being affected by osteoporosis.

We can work together to raise awareness among our society, and reduce the number of people whose days are destroyed by this debilitating condition.

Let's see #TheBackOfOsteoporosis.

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