The second annual Color The World Orange™ held Nov. 2, 2015 was a phenomenal success!

More than 30 buildings and landmarks around the world turned orange on Nov. 2 for Color The World Orange™ and CRPS/RSD awareness.

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, the Houston City Hall, the soda bottle at “Pops” in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, the Crystal Bridge at the Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City, The skydance bridge in oklahoma city, oklahoma, the Light Blades in Wharf District Park in Boston, and the Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota were all lit orange on Nov. 2 for Color The World Orange™, as were buildings in Chicago.

In Pennsylvania, the dome of the Westmoreland County courthouse, the Gulf Tower and the tower fixture in the lobby of the PNC Tower in Pittsburgh, the South Street Bridge in Saegertown, and the PPL Tower in Allentown, were all lit orange. In Florida, the Amway Center and the fountain at the Lake Eola Park in Orlando, and the 110 Tower in Ft. Lauderdale, were also lit orange, as was the VUE building and the Duke Energy Center in Charlotte.

In Australia, the water in a fountain in the Burdekin Shire Council was turned orange. the SkyPoint Observation Deck, the story bridge,the brisbane city hall, the State Library of Queensland, the Queensland Performing Arts Centre, the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, the Melbourne Observation Wheel and the Brisbane Treasury Casino & Hotel were also turned orange on Nov. 2. FOR COLOR THE WORLD ORANGE™. 

In the UK the Brighton Wheel also turned orange on nov. 2 FOR COLOR THE WORLD ORANGE™.

Four supporters ran the NYC Marathon in honor of Color The World Orange™ and CRPS/RSD Awareness, and additional supporters in the UK completed a 12-hour bikeathon. There were also skateboarders and skydivers, all bringing awareness to CRPS/RSD.

There were 76 proclamations granted in the U.S., including 34 from state governors. That is an increase from the 45 proclamations and citations granted in 2014.

There were multiple news articles and TV news clips about the second-annual Color The World Orange™! The NIH even tweeted about crps/rsd and #CRPSORANGEDAY™.

Supporters raised more than $4,650 for the RSDSA to be used for research.

Most importantly – there was a lot of orange! Across social media supporters from around the world posted pictures of orange with the hashtag: #CRPSORANGEDAY™.

There was orange food, orange shirts, orange pins, orange balloons, orange wigs, orange shirts, and lots and lots of orange ribbons! There were babies, grandparents, moms and dads, friends, classmates and colleagues all wearing orange to spread awareness.

all of these events were made possible Due to the hard work of all of you: the dedicated color the world orange™ supporters! Congratulations on another successful COLOR THE WORLD ORANGE™! 

COLOR THE WORLD ORANGE 2015 PAMPHLET

Color The World Orange 2015 Sign

COLOR THE WORLD ORANGE 2015 AD

 

Photos from around the world for Color The World Orange™ 2015

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PNC Tower lobby feature in pittsburgh, pennsylvania lit orange and displaying CRPS/RSD Awareness Day

responses to color the world orange 2015

I have been following your website reading similar stories to mine. I identify with everyone one of them and now I have hope that I am not alone. Thanks for all of your support, especially to raise awareness and educate people about this medical condition. Color The World Orange is a new hope for me.
— Eliana in Rhode Island
It was so moving…I walked into see all these orange ribbons and people wearing orange. I couldn’t help but cry.
— Amanda in Ohio
Color The World Orange now has surpassed a day of awareness and has become a movement that’s creating awareness the entire month of November for CRPS. Thank you for creating a movement!!!
— Myrna in Florida
The thanks goes to your organization for all of your hard work to get people involved and bring awareness. So thank you from the very bottom of my heart.
— Danielle in New Jersey
Thank you for all of your hard work in raising awareness and for all of your support. Hope we can change things together. We are strong warriors living this horrible battle.
— Micol in Israel
Thank you so much for your time and the information, as well as the truly awesome work and support you do for the cause. You all deserve much thanks and recognition for the work, support and awareness of RSD/CRPS.
— Sarah in West Virginia
Thank you for all of the work you do to get more information out about CRPS...Appreciate all of the hard work.
— Ruth in Canada
Thanks for all you do! I’ve found the best info on your page and how crucial awareness is for us warriors.
— Vicky from Ohio
The people from the Brazil RSD group are happy to be a part of Color The World Orange™
— Alivine in Brazil
It’s great to be allowed to participate in the CRPS orange theme...I did body painting for all CRPS syndrome sufferers. The title is: Be Strong.
— Heli in Finland

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