Double Olympic gold medal winner Dame Kelly will be the face of the charity’s annual fundraising campaign and will call on people of all ages to join their nearest Big Bone Walk, which are taking place around the UK this summer.
Dame Kelly said:
“I am delighted to work with the National Osteoporosis Society to promote the 2009 Big Bone Walks that will be taking place all over the UK this summer. Walking, like running, is a great way to keep your bones strong and healthy, your body fit and it's something that everyone of all ages can do together. What better way to raise vital funds to support the millions of people with osteoporosis across the UK, and keep your bones healthy at the same time?
The charity’s Chief Executive, Claire Severgnini expressed her delight at the news:
“What better role model than Dame Kelly Holmes to help us promote the Big Bone Walks in 2009? We are thrilled and honoured to work with Dame Kelly and hope that this year’s Big Bone Walks will be the most successful ever. Our Big Bone Walks provide the National Osteoporosis Society with vital funds that enable us to continue our important work supporting people with osteoporosis and raising awareness of the disease.”
Big Bone Walks will be held in Westonbirt Arboretum, Gloucestershire on Sat 9th May, and across the UK in Cardiff, Belfast and Ayrshire to raise funds for the National Osteoporosis Society.