Supporters Unite for Second Annual Color the World Orange™ for CRPS/RSD Awareness Nov. 2
Claysburg, Pennsylvania—October 19, 2015
The second-annual Color The World Orange™, aimed at spreading awareness of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), is Nov. 2, 2015. Held globally on the first Monday of November each year, the event seeks to bring attention to this poorly understood pain condition.
Across the globe on Nov. 2 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.
We are hoping to make the awareness to our local town and surrounding areas and requesting for your support in this matter and asking for you to wear orange and help spread the word about this debilitating disease. We are also hoping to achieve the goal of a Proclamation to make November 2nd Color The World Orange Day. Help us light the World Orange.
In the U.S., the Con Edison Clock Tower, in New York City, the Terminal Tower in Cleveland, the Houston City Hall, the giant soda bottle at “Pops” in Oklahoma City, the dome of the Nassau County, New York Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative building and the South Street Bridge in Pennsylvania will be lit orange, as will buildings in Chicago. In Australia, the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, the Melbourne Observation Wheel and the Brisbane Treasury Casino & Hotel will be orange. In the UK, the Brighton Wheel is also scheduled to turn orange.
The easiest way to get involved is to wear orange and post a picture to social media with the hashtag: #CRPSORANGEDAY™.
“Color The World Orange™ was started last year to bring awareness to a debilitating pain condition that too few people know about or understand,” the Color The World Orange team said. “We hope this day will allow all those that suffer from CRPS/RSD, along with family, friends and the community, to join together and show the world that while we are in pain, we are strong.”
The first annual Color The World Orange™ in 2014 was a huge success with events held globally to spread awareness of CRPS/RSD. Forty-four proclamations were obtained from U.S. states and cities recognizing Color The World Orange™ and November as CRPS/RSD awareness month. Buildings in New York, Chicago, Cleveland, Indianapolis and Charlotte 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.
About Complex Regional Pain Syndrome:
CRPS/RSD is a chronic condition characterized by continuous, intense pain, often described as burning, that is out of proportion to the severity of the initial injury. For more information, please visit the National institutes of Health’s website: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/…/