International Paget's Awareness Day - 11th January
Specially produced for Paget's Awareness Day, this exciting Research documentary below explores what medieval bones and teeth can tell us about Paget's disease.
Could ancient skeletons change the history of disease?
Focusing on the multi-disciplinary Paget’s research at Norton Priory in Runcorn, Cheshire, which has already attracted international interest, this new research documentary details exciting research into medieval skeletons. Could this change the way conditions, including Paget’s disease, can be traced through history and therefore open opportunities to change the way we research diseases in the future?
If you are interested in looking at the original research paper it can be assessed at the PNAS website
Don't have time to watch the full documentary? - You can watch a trailer below.
How You Made a Difference…
Thank You to all who took part in any way. Many took Paget’s Display Packs to health and community centres and some put up posters. Some even held fundraising events. Here are some of your photos and events that took place for Paget's Day and one coming up in February.
Janet and Graham held an Open House event, providing coffee, cakes and other refreshments. They also held a raffle and tombola. Family, friends and neighbours all gave generously, raising a total of £294 for Paget's.
Coffee Morning and Raffle
The Inner Wheel Club of Porthcawl raised £140 by holding a coffee morning and by raffling a handmade blue and green lap quilt.
Afternoon tea at Wesley Table Tennis club in memory of Sir James Paget was organised by Marjorie and Keith, in Leigh-on-sea. Their blue and green theme included cakes commemorating the anniversary of the birth of Sir James Paget on the 11th January. Their next event in Leigh-on-sea is a Jazz evening on the 22nd February 2020 (see the poster below for details).
Pets for Paget’s
Pets also took part, dressing in blue to support Paget’s Day, with the colour of the Paget's Association.
Photos to Share?
Do you have photos to share? Share them with us on social media, email them to us or just send one in the post! We will be printing some in our Paget's magazine. Send your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
Paget’s Awareness Display Packs and posters have been requested by many of you and taken to health and community centres to raise awareness of Paget's disease. Where did you put yours? Let us know!
Here are just a few of those who took wanted to help us raise awareness. THANK YOU ALL!
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Last Year's Paget's Awareness Day - 2019
We would like to thank everyone who got involved in the very first International Paget's Awareness Day on the 11th January 2019. The main event was a live broadcast (webinar) held at the James Paget University Hospital in Great Yarmouth on the 11th January 2019. YOU CAN WATCH A RECORDING OF THE WEBINAR below. It was a fantastic opportunity to showcase the clinical Guideline for the ‘Diagnosis and Management of Paget’s Disease of Bone in Adults’. A retired surgeon from the James Paget NHS Foundation Trust, Mr Hugh Sturzaker MBE, spoke eloquently about the life of Sir James Paget, who was the first to describe several conditions, including Paget’s Disease of Bone. The patient’s perspective was provided by Trustee, Keith Simpson, who shared his personal experience of Paget’s disease. Watch the event below.
ADD THE 11TH JANUARY, TO YOUR CALENDAR EVERY YEAR!
We would like everyone to get involved. Help make every International Paget’s Awareness Day a success. Put the 11th January on your calendar and do something, however large or small it may be, to help us raise awareness of Paget’s disease on this special day! Scroll down for photos!
Here is a glimpse of Sir Henry Paget recorded for the first-ever Paget's Awareness Day in 2019