Legendary Designer and Fashion Icon, Iris Apfel, Joins the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation’s Ambassadors Leadership Council

If you don’t take care of your bones, your chances of becoming a centenarian will diminish.

ARLINGTON, Virginia, January 28, 2022 / PRNewswire / – The Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation (BHOF) today welcomed iris apple to its Governing Council of Ambassadors. Ms. Apfel, renowned for her eclectic sense of style and super-cut specs with black rims, is 100 years old and may be the liveliest and most selfless of BHOF Ambassadors. Skilled at making an impact, Ambassadors work to spur positive change in the world of bone health.

Iris Apfel, Ambassador of the Foundation for Bone Health and Osteoporosis, photo courtesy of Ruvén Afanador for Zenni Eyewear

“I celebrated my centenary last year, but I never think about my age,” said Ms. Apfel. “The work makes me feel young and vibrant. I am proud to be a BHOF Ambassador to help educate people to care for their bone health if they want to lead an active and fulfilling life, at any age.”

“We are thrilled to have Ms. Apfel as our first ambassador of 2022! She is the epitome of what we all hope for as we age: to be healthy, active and make the world a little better,” he said. Claire Gill, CEO, BHOF. “We are thrilled that Ms. Apfel will help us raise awareness and dispel some great myths, including that only older people need to worry about osteoporosis and broken bones.”

The statistics on osteoporosis are staggering: About 10 million Americans aged 50 and over have the disease, and another 44 million have low bone density, which puts them at a greater risk for bone fractures. Most people are unaware that osteoporosis-related bone fractures are responsible for more hospitalizations than heart attacks, strokes and breast cancer combined.

Ms. Apfel will be starring in a marketing campaign for BHOF this year to raise awareness of the importance of bone health at all ages. For information on the Ambassadors Leadership Council and key bone health facts, visit the BHOF website at https://www.bonehealthandosteoporosis.org.

About the Foundation for Bone Health and Osteoporosis (formerly the National Foundation for Osteoporosis)
Established in 1984, the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation is the nation’s leading health organization dedicated to promoting strong bones for life, preventing osteoporosis and broken bones, and reducing human suffering through outreach, education, advocacy programs. and research. For more information on the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation, visit http://www.bonehealthandosteoporosis.org

Media contact: Carina MaySmith and Harroff, 703.683.8512 or cmay@smithharroff.com

The National Osteoporosis Foundation is now the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation (PRNewsfoto / Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation)

The National Osteoporosis Foundation is now the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation (PRNewsfoto / Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation)

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