Osteoporosis is Delta Phi Lambda's national philanthropy. Women, particularly Asian women, have higher risks of developing osteoporosis. With our support of research and various non-profit organizations in the battle against osteoporosis through numerous philanthropic efforts, we're able to better inform the community about this devastating disease.
Osteoporosis is a debilitating disease characterized by low bone mass and, thus, bones that are susceptible to fracture. If not prevented or if left untreated, osteoporosis can progress painlessly until a bone breaks, typically in the hip, spine, or wrist. A hip fracture can limit mobility and lead to a loss of independence, while vertebral fractures can result in a loss of height, stooped posture, and chronic pain.
The bone disease, osteoporosis, is caused by more bone cells being resorbed than being deposited. This imbalance results in a progressive loss of bone density and a thinning of bone tissue. Osteoporotic bones are more porous and therefore more vulnerable to fracture.
Delta Phi Lambda Sorority Inc. has partnered up with the American Bone Health as our official national philanthropy!
"We’ve challenged ourselves to think holistically about the contribution we can make by asking how we can truly bring to life the promise and potential of building awareness for osteoporosis. Our collaboration with American Bone Health will raise much-needed funds but also engage new audiences, provide opportunities to support American Bone Health in the long term, and help alert others about risk factors and preventative measures. We take our philanthropic responsibility seriously. Rather than simply writing a check, we want to build an ongoing partnership that will continue to deliver tangible benefits to communities across the nation." ~Mai 'Suave' Nguyen
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