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WHEREAS, Osteoporosis is a serious bone-thinning disease that occurs when the body loses more bone mass than it replaces; and

WHEREAS, preventions must begin during the critical bone-building years of childhood and adolescence by eating a calcium-rich diet and by pursuing a healthy, active lifestyle; and

WHEREAS, Osteoporosis is a public health threat for an estimated 44 million Americans, or 55 percent of people 50 years of age and older and in the U.S., 10 million individuals are estimated to already have the disease and almost 34 million more are estimated to have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for Osteoporosis; and

WHEREAS, there is a common misconception among Americans that Osteoporosis is a disease that only happens to elderly people, but in truth there is no existing cure and therapies are limited once a bone has fractured; no one is too young or too old to take measures to prevent Osteoporosis;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim  May 14 -2 20, 2017 as

 Osteoporosis Prevention and Awareness Week in Nevada

 

 Proclamation Seal Only                         Signatures of Governor Brian Sandoval, Barbara Cegaske & Scott Anderson