New Ambassador Pat McCabe
Osteoporosis Australia Patron Helen Dalley announced today former Wallaby Pat McCabe has become a new Ambassador for Osteoporosis Australia.
Pat McCabe said “I’m very pleased to have this opportunity to help raise awareness about bone health in Australia. I know from personal experience that preventing broken bones needs to be a priority.”
Osteoporosis Australia warmly welcomes Pat McCabe to the team.
About Pat McCabe
Pat McCabe has played 24 tests for the Wallabies, including both World Cup and Rugby Championship (formerly known as Tri-nations). He also had a long history with the ACT Brumbies with 66 games.
He had a reputation as a tough player on the field who often puts his body on the line for the game. Pat retired from his professional playing career following a third fracture sustained in his spine during the Bledisloe Cup test against the All Blacks. Pat concedes it was a shock at the time to learn he had fractured again but he felt lucky not to have any more serious or permanent injury to his spine. Pat understands firsthand how fracturing a bone can have a big impact, and he knows many people overlook how it can really restrict movement and many day-to-day tasks while it’s healing. Pat is proud supporter of protecting bone health in Australians.