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Get Involved


How to Get Involved

  • Wear a piece of orange clothing or an orange awareness ribbon.
  • Send a letter to your local politician, senator, congressperson and governor asking for a proclamation naming November as CRPS/RSD awareness month.  
  • Speak to your local newspaper or television station about running a story about CRPS.
  • Speak to local restaurants and stores about planning a night where a portion of the proceeds can be donated to an RSD/CRPS non-profit organization.  
  • Ask local businesses to hang a sign advertising Color the World Orange day. 
  •  Ask your company if you can leave a basket of orange ribbons for employees to wear on in the office. Make sure to leave a fact sheet about CRPS/RSD next to the basket.
  • Speak to a local nursery and see if it will donate a small annual, bush or tree – perhaps one with orange flowers – that can be planted in your town. Speak with local officials to see if they could help you with the planting.
  • Have an Orange Day at School where all students and teachers are encouraged to wear orange!
  • Have a high school football game dedicated to CRPS awareness. Encourage fans to wear something orange. 
  • Change your social media profiles and background to one of the Color the World Orange logos..
  • Reach out to friends and family, those that do and don’t have RSD/CRPS, and encourage them to learn more about CRPS.

2014 Color The World Orange


2014 Color The World Orange


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. 

2014 Proclamations


2014 Proclamations