Join us to Color The World Orange™ for CRPS/RSD Awareness on Nov. 2
By The Color The World Orange™ Team
Color The World Orange™ is almost here and we need your support!
An annual event held the first Monday of November to spread awareness of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), on Nov. 2 Color The World Orange™ supporters will be wearing orange and hosting events to spread awareness of CRPS/RSD, as well as raising funds to support research of this debilitating condition.
To have the biggest impact, we need everyone in the CRPS/RSD community to get involved.
The easiest way to participate is to wear orange – a ribbon, a shirt, a bracelet — and post a picture to social media with the hashtag: #CRPSORANGEDAY™.
We had a goal to light the night orange on Nov. 2 and due to the hard work of Color The World Orange™ supporters, buildings across the world are helping to turn that goal into a reality.
In the U.S., the Con Edison Clock Tower in New York, the dome of the Nassau County, New York Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, the Terminal Tower in Cleveland, Ohio, the Houston, Texas City Hall building, the giant soda bottle at “Pops” in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the dome of the Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania courthouse, the Gulf Tower in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and the South Street Bridge in Saegertown, Pennsylvania will all be lit orange, as will buildings in Chicago, Illinois.
In Australia, the SkyPoint Observation Deck, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, the Brisbane Treasury Casino & Hotel, the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre and the Melbourne Star Observation Wheel will all be lit orange. In the U.K. the Brighton Wheel is also scheduled to turn orange.
Four Color The World Orange™ supporters will be wearing orange as they run the New York City Marathon and three cyclists in the U.K. will be participating in a 12 hour “cyclathon.”
These are just a few of the amazing events that have been planned for Color The World Orange™ 2015.
In addition, 40 proclamations, with more on the way, have been granted by U.S. Governors and local officials recognizing Color The World Orange™ 2015 and November as CRPS/RSD awareness month.
Color The World Orange™ was started in 2014 to bring global attention to a disorder that, unfortunately, too few people understand. The goal of the event was, and remains, to have one day where everyone affected, regardless of where they live or the location of their CRPS/RSD or what organization they belong to, can join together for one common goal—bringing awareness to CRPS/RSD!
We truly believe that if we stick together, our voices will be heard. There really is strength in numbers.
During the first annual Color The World Orange™ in 2014, buildings in New York, Chicago, Cleveland, Indianapolis, Indiana and Charlotte, North Carolina were lit orange, as were bridges in New York, Oklahoma City and a fountain in Australia. There were even CRPS/RSD billboards in Oklahoma City. One supporter ran the 2014 New York City Marathon, while another completed a 200-mile bike ride through the U.K.
Forty-four proclamations were obtained in 2014 from U.S. states and cities recognizing Color The World Orange™ and November as CRPS/RSD awareness month.
More than 1,000 tweets and more than 800 Instagram posts about Color The World Orange™ were made on Nov. 3, 2014.
Last year more than $7,000 from Color The World Orange™ events and fundraising was donated to the RSDSA to be used for research.
Let’s all work together to make Color The World Orange™ 2015 an even bigger success by wearing orange, and encouraging friends and family to wear orange! Make sure to take a picture and post it to social media with the hashtag: #CRPSORANGEDAY™.
Let’s show the world that while we are in pain, we are strong!