Help Color The World Orange for CRPS/RSD Awareness on Nov. 7

Help Color The World Orange for CRPS/RSD Awareness on Nov. 7

by Staff

November is national CRPS/RSD awareness month, and what better way to raise awareness than by participating in the Color The World Orange annual event on November 7th.

Color The World Orange, is an annual event held the first Monday in November to spread awareness of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), and is less than two weeks away, but there is still time to get involved!

color-the-world-orange-ribbonsRaising awareness is easy and FREE – The easiest way to participate is to wear orange and post a picture to social media with the hashtag: #CRPSORANGEDAY.

However, the team at Color The World Orange has also put together suggestions and a collection of materials to help you raise awareness – all offered for free on their website (and below).

Founded in 2014 to bring global attention to CRPS/RSD, Color The World Orange does not receive any money from its fundraisers, and in the last two years has helped supporters raise more than $11,650 for the national non-profit RSDSA, to be used for research.

More information directly from the Color The World Orange Team:

Encourage friends and family to get involved and to wear orange as well – it can be something as small as an orange bracelet or an orange t-shirt, or as elaborate as one supporter who in 2014 wore orange head to toe, literally!

Download Color The World Orange pamphlets (http://bit.ly/2draCTZ) to hand out to family and friends so they can learn more about the event as well as CRPS/RSD.
Speak with local businesses and ask if you can display pamphlets and orange ribbons, or ask to hang up Color The World Orange signs (http://bit.ly/2e0E7w6).
Another easy way to get involved is to change your social media backgrounds to display the Color The World Orange logos – you can download them from our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/ColorTheWorldOrange
If you are feeling a bit more adventurous, have an orange dinner on Nov. 7 – encourage your family to wear orange and fill the table with orange food and decorations.
There is also still time to reach out to local media to pitch a story about Color The World Orange and CRPS/RSD. A number of supporters were interviewed for last year’s event, which helps to build awareness of the condition. Use our ‘Build Your Own Press Release’ to reach out to your local news station and paper. A copy can be found on our Facebook page: http://bit.ly/2esV1H7
The most important thing is to be creative and have fun! Color The World Orange aims to bring everyone together to spread awareness of CRPS/RSD and your participation is a key aspect of the day.
To help light the night orange, more than 40 buildings and landmarks around the world have agreed to turn orange for Color The World Orange including Niagara Falls and Trafalgar Square in London.
In the US, the following buildings will be lit orange in support of Color The World Orange:
  • Retirement Systems of Alabama buildings in Mobile and Montgomery, Alabama
  • Coca-Cola Orlando Eye in Orlando, Florida
  • SunTrust Bank Building in Tampa, Florida
  • Astrogensis II sculpture in Orlando, Florida
  • Global convergence sculpture in Orlando, Florida
  • Take Flight sculpture in Orlando Florida
  • Tower of Light in Orlando, Florida
  • Lake Eola fountain in Orlando,  Florida
  • Amway Center in Orlando, Florida
  • Skyview Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia
  • IPL Building in Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Boston Harbor Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts
  • Lights on France Avenue in Edina, Minnesota
  • The 35W Bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota
  • Con Edison Clock Tower, New York
  • dome of the Nassau County, New York
  • Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building, New York
  • FDR Mid Hudson Bridge lights, New York
  • Peace Bridge, which spans the Niagara River between Fort Erie, Ontario Canada and Buffalo, New York 
  • Wells Fargo’s Duke Energy Center in Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Terminal Tower in Cleveland, Ohio
  • Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Emery Towers in Bradford, Pennsylvania
  • South Street Bridge in Saegertown, Pennsylvania
  • PPL Tower in Allentown, Pennsylvania
  • The Dome of the Westmoreland County Courthouse in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania
  • Bank of America Plaza in Dallas, Texas
  • Houston City Hall in Houston, Texas
  • Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust in Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Kansas City Power and Light Building in Kansas City, Missouri
  • Crazy Horse Memorial, South Dakota
In Canada, the following buildings will also be lit orange in support:
  • Peace Bridge, Niagra Falls
  • BC Place in Vancouver
  • Calgary Tower in Calgary
  • High Level Bridge in Edmonton
  • Port Coquitlam City Hall in British Columbia
In the United Kingdom:
  • Trafalgar Square
  • Central Library in Swindon Town Centre
  • Blackpool Tower in Blackpool
  • Manchester Town Hoall
For more ideas on how to get involved, visit the Color The World Orange website: www.colortheworldorange.com
Color The World Orange was founded in 2014 to bring global attention to CRPS/RSD. 

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Authored by: Staff

There are 6 comments for this article
  1. Angelica Heavner at 11:21 am

    Yes. If you look up ribbon colors for disorders it should give you all of them.

  2. Angelica Heavner at 10:22 am

    Laura P. Schulman orange is the color for CRPS/RSD. Its like pink for breast cancer. All disorders have a color to signify what they are for awareness. Does that answer your question?

  3. Tim Mason at 6:10 pm

    Everything in Tennessee will be orange. Especially Knoxville Tn.
    Go Vols.

  4. Venita at 5:53 am

    The headline made me smile, especially given it is the day before the US election.

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