Last month saw the launch of an exciting new strategic partnership between the National Osteoporosis Society and the Cricket Foundation’s ‘Chance to Shine’ programme. Jo Hawkes, due to her own personal experiences and research into premenopausal osteoporosis has been asked to become a Chance to Shine Ambassador for the National Osteoporosis Society collaboration with the England Cricket Foundation.
At the launch event, Jo and the other new partnership ambassadors were able to meet with the invited audience.
In the following months Jo will be working with the foundation in helping to reach out to thousands of School Children about exercise and healthy lifestyles.
Jo used to work as a practitioner in Sports Rehabilitation and did her MSc is in Sports Medicine. Jo is an Associate Lecture in Sport and Coaching Science at the School of Tourism. She is currently working on her PhD entitled “‘My Bones Won’t Break Me: An auto-ethnographical exploration of premenopausal osteoporosis in a physically active female.”
Jo has also been asked to go to Clarence House to meet with Camilla Parker-Bowles for the International Osteoporosis Foundation ‘Unbreakable Embrace’ campaign.
We will be bringing you news of Jo’s visit to Clarence House next week.
To read Jo’s blog please see www.myboneswontbreakme.wordpress.com