Texas Osteoporosis Foundation

A nonprofit organization

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$250,000 Goal

Statistics say that men are more likely to have osteoporosis than prostate cancer.  If I ask a man if he has had his prostate checked at his last exam, he will invariably tell me “Oh yes, we do that every year without fail.”  But if I ask that same man if he spoke with his doctor about the chances of him getting osteoporosis, much less engaging in a bone density scan to test his own current bone health, the answer has most often been answered with a ”No…was I supposed to?  Isn’t that something that older women get, not men?  Wouldn’t my doctor bring it up if it was important?”  

Just the simple act of bringing up your bone health with your physician allows you to have conversations about how you can guard against decreasing density and find out where you are on the spectrum (a bone scan) in the process.  Studies suggest that approximately one in two women and up to one in four men age 50 and older will break a bone due to osteoporosis.  And those who break an osteoporitic bone are rarely the same afterwards.

The disease of osteoporosis is devastating and most experts suggest it is highly treatable if not preventable.  At the Texas Osteoporosis Foundation we strive to make bone health an essential part of the doctor/patient dialogue. In our community, shifting the needle towards healthier bones across the board, is not impossible.  When it is discovered in nascent stages, osteoporosis is often treated with prescriptions of “take a Calcium and D Supplement” and get “little extra sunshine” - it is approachable at the front.  But left a silent factor in medical exams, it is a tragic disease  with devastating impact.  Our focus and presence revolves around bringing this simple conversation to the fore through education, research and advocacy - all in the drive to eradicate preventable suffering.   

Giving Activity


To spread awareness of osteoporosis disease and prevent unnecessary suffering through widespread education, resources and diagnosis.


Your gift today might take part in funding part of a woman's orthopedic surgery, who wouldn't be able to continue meaningful life without it but cannot afford the deductible. It also could be used for part of a trip traveling to South Texas in January to measure bones of a population without medical care in the valley...giving out supplements for those who measure as osteopenia or osteoporosis. Or it might be for another DXA machine (~$15,000) as we grow.

Equity Statement

It is the policy of Texas Osteoporosis Foundation (TOF) to select, develop, and promote employees based on individual ability and job performance. It has been, and will continue to be, the policy of TOF to provide equal employment opportunity to all people in all aspects of employer employee relations without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, disability, marital status, or ancestry. This policy affects decisions including, but not limited to an employee's compensation, benefits, terms and conditions of employment, opportunities for promotion, training, development, transfer all other privileges of employment. TOF is committed to maintain a working environment free of intimidation, workplace discrimination and harassment. A 501c3 public foundation, our character is comprised of equality as a core value.

Organization Data


Organization name

Texas Osteoporosis Foundation

Tax id (EIN)




Health Care, Medical/Scientific Research

Operating Budget

$250,000 - $499,999

Counties Served

Wise, Tarrant, Somervell, Rockwall, Parker, Palo Pinto, Navarro, Montague, Kaufman, Johnson, Hunt, Hood, Grayson, Fannin, Erath, Ellis, Denton, Dallas, Cooke, Collin


3808 Wyeth Dr.
PLANO, TX 75025

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