Healthy Bones Australia can reflect on many highlights and fond memories over the past 21 years. This includes a special event this week, 10 years ago with Her Majesty The Queen Consort, formerly the Duchess of Cornwall at Government House Melbourne (images below) .
From Left to Right images from the event at Government House Melbourne: Her Majesty The Queen Consort meeting Beryl Logie (former present of the Melbourne Osteoporosis Support group), Healthy Bones Australia Patron Helen Dalley and members of the support group.
The event helped raise awareness about osteoporosis and was part of an official Australian visit and Her Majesty The Queen Consort had said raising awareness of osteoporosis was a cause very close to her heart “I watched my mother die in agony from this disease,” she said. At the event Her Majesty The Queen Consort spoke with Australians living with osteoporosis, bone researchers and representatives from Healthy Bones Australia (then known as Osteoporosis Australia). The Queen Consort has helped raise awareness nationally and internationally over many years as both a Patron and then President of the Royal Osteoporosis Society in the UK.
On World Osteoporosis Day 2022 The Queen Consort said “Both my grandmother and my mother died as a result of osteoporosis. At the time, the disease was seldom discussed, rarely diagnosed and was usually acknowledged as an unavoidable part of growing older.
“Osteoporosis continues to have a devastating impact on the lives of millions of people and the people they love. But now, thankfully, we know far more about the causes, symptoms and available treatments. Today, on World Osteoporosis Day, I would like to encourage you to “check your risk” and to discover the easy steps that we can all take to improve bone health throughout our lives.”