A Guinness World Record Has Been Set at Square One in Mississauga
Square One is known for a lot of things, and now it’s the site of a record-breaking event.
Amgen Canada, together with Amgen affiliates in nine other countries around the world, achieved a Guinness World Records title for the most osteoporosis screenings in 24 hours.
More than 500 people were screened at Square One in Mississauga and more than 7,000 participants were screened around the world as part of the company’s osteoporosis awareness campaign, a disease that weakens bones and makes them more likely to fracture.
An official adjudicator from Guinness World Records was on site at the event to verify the number of screenings conducted.
“While it is exciting to have achieved an official Guinness World Records title, it is even more rewarding to know we helped raised awareness of osteoporosis,” says Dr. Ponda Motsepe-Ditshego, Executive Medical Director, Amgen Canada.
A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be the world’s largest independent biotechnology company. It has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing new medicines with the potential to breakthrough.
The company focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its biologics manufacturing expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people’s lives.
First published in 1955, the iconic annual Guinness World Records books have sold over 141 million copies in over 40 languages and in more than 100 countries.
Amgen Canada joined with a local partner, YOUAREUNLTD to help raise awareness among the general public about osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis is a disease in which bone weakening increases the risk of a broken bone, which is the most common reason for a broken bone among the elderly.
With this new record set, Guinness World Records its helping bring awareness to this disease around the world.
“The more we are aware of this disease that affects 2 million Canadians, the better equipped we are to take charge of our bone health,” said Dr. Motsepe-Ditshego.