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Award-Winning Actress Blythe Danner and Amgen Launch Act 2 Reduce Fractures™ Educational Campaign
Date:8/25/2011

early 10 years ago, Danner’s husband of 33 years, Bruce Paltrow, passed away. Before his passing, he was busy with film projects. Danner recalls that he didn't make taking care of himself a priority at the time. “The life lesson I learned from this is that there is nothing more important than taking care of oneself,” said Danner. “I hope by sharing my personal story about having this disease that women like me will speak to their doctors about what they can do to help strengthen their bones.”

"One in two women over age 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in her lifetime," said Kathleen Cody, executive director, American Bone Health. "And many women don't proactively work with their doctors to help manage the disease and understand the factors that may increase their risk for fractures. Our goal is to encourage women with postmenopausal osteoporosis at increased risk for fractures to take action and speak to their doctors to learn all they can about helping to strengthen their bones.”

"What I'm working on with my doctor is a plan that includes exercising, eating right and taking a medicine called Prolia® along with calcium and vitamin D," said Danner. "Every woman is different, and I encourage women to work with their doctors on a plan that is right for them."

About Blythe DannerDanner has won two Emmy awards, received a Golden Globe® nomination and accepted a Tony award for her Broadway debut in "Butterflies Are Free." Her film roles include "Alice," "The Great Santini" and "Meet the Parents." Danner is the mother of son, Jake, and daughter, Gwyneth Paltrow. Among all of the characters Danner has portrayed, her most treasured role is being a grandmother (or as she prefers being called, "Lalo") to her two grandchildren.

About Prolia® (denosumab)Prolia is the first approved therapy that specifically targets RANK Ligand, an essential regulator of osteoclasts (the cells that
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