September 20, 2017

Naomi Loomis Supports Charities

Naomi LoomisAt the young age of 39, Naomi Loomis broke her hip, due to Osteoporosis.

Prior to this incident, Naomi Loomis had lived an extremely healthy and active happy life, so it came as a huge surprise to everyone that she could have had such porous bones, prone to such a debilitating accident and its long road to recovery. Once recovered, Naomi decided that she must learn from her mistakes; that of not treating her body as it should be treated in order to thwart osteoporosis; and also get involved with charities that worked to educate and prevent the same in others, especially the young – who might think they are too young for such a disease. After much research and a passion for helping the cause, Naomi Loomis came up with sadly, only one cause dedicated solely to the disease: The National Osteoporosis Foundation headquartered in Washington, D.C. It was sad to discover that there is currently only one foundation fighting for this cause, but obviously, positive, because she would now have a place to focus her passions and efforts.

The National Osteoporosis Foundation was established in 1984 to answer the needs of “a major public health threat for an estimated 54 million Americans”, young and old.

The odds of achieving a broken bone through Osteoporosis are deafening, they report with “one in two women and up to one in four men over age 50”, and that’s just for those over 50. The mission of The National Osteoporosis Foundation is to “prevent osteoporosis and broken bones, promote strong bones for life and reduce human suffering through programs of public and clinician awareness, education, advocacy, and research”. Education and prevention obviously-and few people truly understand-must begin much younger than age 50 to be effective, and Naomi Loomis works towards achieving a better understanding for the public of what osteoporosis is and how it can be prevented every day.