Warren city hall will light up tomorrow evening, Thursday, September 7, 2023 in blue, from dusk until dawn on Friday morning to bring public attention to Dystonia. September is the awareness month for Dystonia.
An estimated 250,000 people in the United States have Dystonia, a chronic movement disorder affecting the brain and nervous system. It is the third most common movement disorder after essential tremor and Parkinson’s disease. Dystonia causes excessive, uncontrollable muscle spasms. The muscle spasms twist the body and limbs into involuntary movements and awkward postures. There is currently no cure for Dystonia.
Warren resident and Dystonia warrior Jason Dunn (pictured with me in 2021, also pictured is his advocate Mike Delise) requested we light up city hall, over the years he has been an advocate for Dystonia shedding light on this condition. Several years ago, in my first term as Mayor I met Jason Dunn and we were able to get a new home built for him through Habitat for Humanity.
When the public views these lights, they will be reminded of the seriousness of Dystonia and support programs to help find cures for it. Please donate to support medical research for Dystonia at: https://dystonia-foundation.org/donate-other-ways/donate-online/
Mayor James R. Fouts
City of Warren
One City Square- Suite 215
Warren, MI 48093-6726