Richard S. Caliguiri City of Pittsburgh Great Race Supports Amyloidosis Research and Advocacy
In 1977 Mayor Richard S. Caliguiri established The Great race as a community “fun run.” Eleven years later, Mayor Caliguiri died of amyloidosis, a rare protein disorder in which one or more organ systems in the body accumulate deposits of abnormal proteins known as amyloid.
Each year The Great Race donates a portion of the proceeds to the Richard S. Caliguiri Amyloidosis Fund, a charitable organization dedicated to supporting research.
Again this year The Great Race is partnering with the Amyloidosis Foundation, a patient advocacy organization, to further support those affected by the disease.
The foundation’s mission is to increase education and awareness of amyloidosis within the community, leading to earlier diagnosis and improved treatment. For more information, call 1-877-AMYLOID (269-5643).