WASHINGTON, May 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) will honor two-time Academy Award-winning actress and patient advocate, Sally Field; local D.C. celebrities and owners of FLEET FEET Sports, Phil and Jan Fenty; and founder and chairman of EmpowHer, Michelle King Robson, at its Silver Silhouette Awards Dinner this evening at the Ritz-Carlton in Washington, D.C.
Janet Hubert, entrepreneur and star of the "Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" will serve as mistress of ceremonies for the evening and Paula Zahn, respected leader in broadcast media, will join our special guests in marking NOF's 25 years of service. In addition, NOF will pay special tribute to its late founding chairman, Hon. Paul G. Rogers.
The day's events serve as an opportunity for NOF to celebrate its 25 years of dedication to osteoporosis prevention, diagnosis and treatment, and to recognize the individuals who support and advance the Foundation's vision of making bone health a reality and lifelong priority for all Americans.
"Osteoporosis and related fractures affect one in two women and one in four men in the U.S. today," said Robert Recker, M.D., president of NOF. "We are so pleased to recognize the vital efforts and support of those who are working tirelessly to advocate for improved access to care, raise awareness and understanding of the disease, and find cures and improve treatments for the millions of Americans with and at risk for osteoporosis."
The awards dinner will follow a prestigious recognition event, Legends of Osteoporosis Lecture, which honors prominent researchers in the area of osteoporosis.
B. Lawrence Riggs, M.D., and Elizabeth Barrett-Connor, M.D., are NOF's 2009 legends of osteoporosis. A committee, comprised of members of the Science and Research Committee of the NOF Board of Trustees, selected these individuals for their extraordinary contr
|SOURCE National Osteoporosis Foundation|
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