Join us to Color The World Orange for CRPS/RSD Awareness on Nov. 7

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The third-annual Color The World Orange is Nov. 7 and we need your support!

 

Color The World Orange  is 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). Around the world on Nov. 7 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.

 

There are many ways to participate and we encourage everyone to be creative and most importantly have fun. The easiest way to get involved is to wear orange – a ribbon, a shirt, a bracelet — and post a picture to social media with the hashtag: #CRPSORANGEDAY.

 

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In past years, supporters have thrown orange parties, where everything on the table was orange. Supporters have hung signs and handed out pamphlets about CRPS/RSD. Some have met with politicians to discuss CRPS/RSD and others have spoken to local media, which led to news stories and TV segments.Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 3.39.04 PM

 

Many offices and schools have gotten involved hosting orange days, where employees and students are encouraged to wear as much orange as they can. Some offices have allowed employees to display a basket of orange ribbons for colleagues to wear, along with informational pamphlets so co-workers can learn more about CRPS/RSD. Please make sure to get the needed permission before planning any events. You can download Color The World Orange pamphlets from our website at: http://bit.ly/1T9lRlJ

 

Another great way to get involved is to request that a building or landmark in your area be lit orange on Nov. 7.

 

We are still in the planning stages, but already 10 landmarks and buildings have agreed to turn orange on Nov. 7 for Color The World Orange 2016 including Niagara Falls, the Con Edison Clock Tower in New York, the dome of the Nassau County, New York Theodore Roosevelt Executive Legislative Building, the Houston, Texas City Hall, the Skyview Atlanta in Atlanta, the Terminal Tower in Cleveland, the SunTrust Bank building in Tampa, Florida, Emery Towers in Bradford, Pennsylvania and the Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota. The Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City will be lit orange Oct. 31 – Nov. 4.

 

Screen Shot 2016-08-23 at 3.38.30 PMWe had a goal to light the night orange in 2015 and due to the hard work of Color The World Orange supporters, more than 30 buildings around the world turned orange to bring awareness to CRPS/RSD. We hope to top that this year!

 

For the third year in a row, a supporter will run the NYC Marathon for Color The World Orange and for the first time, a supporter will run the Chicago Marathon for Color The World Orange. Supporters in the UK and Australia have also hosted walks and challenges to bring awareness to CRPS/RSD.

 

In the last two years, Color The World Orange events and supporters have raised more than $11,650 for the national non-profit RSDSA to be used for research.
In addition, last year 76 proclamations were 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 aim of the event is to have one day where everyone affected can join together for one common goal—bringing awareness to CRPS/RSD!

 

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We truly believe that if we stick together, our voices will be heard. There really is strength in numbers.

So let’s all work together to make Color The World Orange 2016 the biggest yet by wearing orange, and encouraging friends and family to wear orange! Don’t forget to post all of that orange to social media with the hashtag: #CRPSORANGEDAY.

Let’s show the world that while we are in pain, we are strong!

For more information and more ideas on how to get involved, please visit our website at: www.colortheworldorange.com or our Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/ColorTheWorldOrange


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Color The World Orange is an annual event held the first Monday of November to bring awareness to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). It was started in 2014 to bring global attention to CRPS/RSD.

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