The inaugural Color The World Orange in 2014 was an enormous success!
There were orange cupcakes, orange cookies, orange beer, orange flowers, orange shirts, orange scarves, orange hats, orange shorts, orange wigs, orange necklaces, orange socks, orange shoes, orange pins, orange balloons, Color The World Orange parties and orange ribbons – lots and lots of orange ribbons – including some handed out at a wedding! There were dogs wearing orange, babies wearing orange, grandparents wearing orange! We received pictures from grade schools, high schools and colleges, including a fraternity. We received pictures from offices supporting colleagues across the U.S. Most importantly we received pictures from across the globe of people Coloring The World Orange to spread awareness of CRPS/RSD!
Lisa ran the NYC Marathon in an orange shirt that read #CRPSORANGEDAY in honor of Color The World Orange and CRPS awareness. Amanda completed a 200 mile bike ride in the UK to raise awareness.
There were multiple news articles in the U.S. and U.K., as well as a mention in a Colorado television news broadcast and on the BBC about Color The World Orange.
Buildings in New York, Chicago, Cleveland, Indianapolis and Charlotte were lit orange for Color The World Orange and CRPS/RSD awareness. Bridges in New York and Oklahoma City, along with a fountain in Australia, were also turned orange. There were even CRPS/RSD awareness billboards in Oklahoma City!
Politicians in Australia, the U.K. and the U.S. helped support Color The World Orange by granting proclamations, sending out press releases and advertising the event on social media. In the U.S. there were 43 proclamations and citations granted, 20 proclamations from state governors. Color The World Orange supporters applied for proclamations from the governors of 48 out of 50 states.