color the world orange™ 2016

November 7, 2016

The third-annual Color The World Orange™ held on Nov. 7, 2016 was the biggest yet!

Forty-nine buildings, bridges and landmarks in four countries, including Niagara Falls and the fountains in Trafalgar Square in London turned orange for Color The World Orange™ for CRPS/RSD awareness. See below for the full list of lightings.

A supporter ran the NYC Marathon and another supporter ran the Chicago Marathon in honor of Color The World Orange™.

There were 71 proclamations granted in the US, including 23 from state governors. Two proclamations were granted in Canada.

There were multiple news articles and TV news clips about the third-annual Color The World Orange™!

Color The World Orange™ was even added to the National Day Calendar!

Supporters raised more than $9,115 for the RSDSA to be used for research.

Around the world supporters wore orange to bring awareness to CRPS/RSD on Color The World Orange™, tweeting and posting pictures to Instagram with the hashtag #CRPSORANGEDAY™. Friends, family, colleagues and classmates all wore orange, hosting events and meetups. Some supporters even decorated their houses with orange lights to bring awareness.

All of these events were made possible due to the hard work of our wonderful supporters!


Thank you to these buildings, bridges and landmarks for turning orange for Color The World Orange™!


united states:


Retirement Systems of Alabama Building in Mobile, Alabama

Retirement Systems of Alabama Building in Montgomery, Alabama



SunTrust Bank Building in Tampa, Florida

Coca-Cola Orlando Eye in Orlando, Florida

Cedar of Lebanon Sculpture in Orlando, Florida

Lake Eola Fountain Orlando, Florida

Amway Center Spire in Orlando, florida



Skyview Atlanta in Atlanta, Georgia



IPL Building in Indianapolis, Indiana

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Bridge in Fort Wayne, Indiana



Cedar Rapids Bank & Trust in Cedar Rapids, Iowa



The Boston, Massachusetts Harbor Hotel

Leonard P. Zakim Bunker Hill Memorial Bridge in Boston, Massachusetts



Lights on France Avenue in Edina, Minnesota

The 35W Bridge in Minneapolis, Minnesota



Kansas City Power and Light Building in Kansas City, Missouri


New York

Niagara Falls

Dome of the Nassau County, NY Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building

FDR Mid Hudson Bridge Lights

Peace Bridge, which spans Niagara River between Fort Erie, Ontario Canada and Buffalo New York


North Carolina

Wells Fargo’s Duke Energy Center in Charlotte, North Carolina



Terminal Tower in Cleveland, Ohio

Stewart Street Bridge in Dayton, Ohio

Third Street Bridge in Dayton, Ohio



Myriad Botanical Gardens in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Billboards in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Pop’s Soda Bottle in Arcadia, Oklahoma



Bradford Era Newspaper office

South Street Bridge in Saegertown, Pennsylvania

PPL Tower in Allentown, Pennsylvania

The Dome of the Westmoreland County Courthouse in Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania

The Gulf Tower in PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania


South Dakota

The Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota



Houston, Texas City Hall in Houston, Texas

Bank of America Plaza in Dallas, Texas



Spokane Smokestack in Spokane, Washington



Niagara Falls

Peace Bridge

BC Place in Vancouver

Calgary Tower

East Village Langevin Bridge in Calgary

Port Coquitlam City Hall in British Columbia

CN Tower in Toronto, Canada

High Level Bridge in Edmonton



Trafalgar Square Fountains in London

Central Library in Swindon Town Centre

Blackpool Tower in Blackpool

First Direct Arena in Leeds

Manchester Town Hall in Manchester



The Melbourne Star Observation Wheel

Burdekin Shire Council Ayr CBD Fountain

Perth’s Parliament House


color the world orange™ 2016 sign

colour the world orange 2016 sign

color the world orange™ 2016 pamphlet

color the world orange 2016 location sign

colour the world orange 2016 location sign



photos from around the world on color the world orange 2016

                                                                                                                                                                                                                All photos used with permission

pop's soda bottle in oklahoma lit orange for Color The World Orange

responses to color the world orange 2016

Wearing a color may not seem like a lot to some people, but to me it means support. [By wearing orange, you are] being an advocate for me and others with CRPS by sending a message saying this exists. You’re spreading knowledge towards this and therefore helping making a change…I’m grateful to have so many people…right by my side. #CRPSORANGEDAY
— Mari, 16 years old, Texas
Participating in this day of visibility and awareness has meant a lot to me as a patient of this disease, since many people have mobilized and we have received a lot of affection.
— Noemi, Spain
Living in a rural area, we don’t know other people who suffer from RSD like my teen daughter does. This event has shown us that she isn’t alone, which has had an amazing impact on her state of mind. What a wonderful thing!
— Marcie, Pennsylvania
We are in this fight together. I share many posts on your page. I really like to follow you.
— Anny, Brazil
Thank you for what you are doing to bring awareness. I am very proud to be a small part of it
— Sue, Florida
Thanks for all the good awareness your group does.
— Jo, Scotland
Thank you so much for all of your hard work and dedication to all of us!
— Jessica, West Virginia

                                                                                                                                                                                                                  All quotes used with permission