On Sunday, March 1, 2020 from dusk until dawn and on Monday, March 2, 2020, Mayor Jim Fouts has directed that Warren City Hall will be lit up red to bring awareness to Amyloidosis Awareness Month.
City of Warren resident, Linda Malaspina, reached out to Mayor Fouts to bring awareness to this disease because it is in her family. The City of Warren’s participation helps bring greater recognition to this important and rare disease. Amyloidosisis is a rare disease that occurs when a substance called amyloid builds up in your organs. Amyloidis an abnormal protein that is produced in your bones and can be deposited in any tissue or organ. It can affect different organs in different people, and there are different types of amyloid.
Amyloidosis frequently affects the heart, kidneys, liver, spleen, nervous system and digestive tract. Severe amyloidosis can lead to life-threatening organ failure.
Mayor Fouts said, “I am honored to help bring public awareness and understanding to Amyloidosis and its dangers.”