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Sally Field, Phil and Jan Fenty, and Michelle King Robson to Be Honored at Benefit for Osteoporosis and Bone Health Awareness
Date:5/20/2009

ibutions to the scientific body of knowledge of bone biology and osteoporosis.

"NOF is proud to recognize these Legends of Osteoporosis for the enormous contributions they have made to the field of osteoporosis and bone health," said Robert Lindsay, M.D., Ph.D., co-chair of the Legends Lecture Planning Committee and member of NOF's Board of Trustees. "Drs. Riggs and Barrett-Connor have been instrumental in advancing our understanding of this disease."

"Osteoporosis prevention, diagnosis and treatment are the keys to tackling this disease," said Leo Schargorodski, executive director of NOF. "It is fitting that we spend a day to recognize both osteoporosis researchers who advance our knowledge and understanding of the disease in search for a cure, as well as those who increase awareness of osteoporosis and spread the message to people of all ages that it is never too early -- or too late -- to protect your bones. We look forward to the day's events."

About the Honorees

Sally Field: Sally Field, winner of two Academy Awards and three Emmy Awards, is widely known for her extensive television and film career, including her roles in "Gidget," "The Flying Nun," "Sybill," "Soapdish," "Steel Magnolias," "Murphy's Romance" and "Forrest Gump." She is now highly recognized for her current role as "Nora Walker" in the hit television series "Brothers and Sisters." Recently, Ms. Field added another credit to her illustrious career -- advocate for osteoporosis awareness. Since launching her Rally With Sally for Bone Health campaign, she has motivated women across the country to make their bone health a priority. NOF will honor Ms. Field with the Ethel LeFrak Award for her tireless efforts in educating women with and at risk for osteoporosis.

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