How To Get Involved



The easiest way to celebrate Color The World orange™, Is to wear Orange!

Celebrating Color The World Orange™ 2014 in Australia

Celebrating Color The World Orange 2014 in Australia

Make sure to take a picture and post IT to social media with the hashtag: #CRPSORANGEDAY

 

IN THE COMMUNITY

 

  • Send a letter to your local mayor, council member and governor asking for a proclamation naming November as CRPS/RSD awareness month.

  •  Speak to your local newspaper or television station and ask them to run a story about CRPS/RSD.

  • Plan a CRPS/RSD restaurant night, where a portion of the profits can be donated to a CRPS/RSD non-profit organization.

  • Ask local businesses to hang signs advertising Color The World Orange.

  • Ask local businesses to leave a basket of orange ribbons on the counter with a CRPS/RSD pamphlet.

  • Speak to a local nursery and see if it will donate an annual or tree -- perhaps one with orange flowers -- that can be planted in your town. Plan a ceremonial planting with a local official.

  • Apply to turn your local landmark orange on Color The World Orange.

  • Ask your company to leave a basket of orange ribbons in the office for employees to wear. Make sure to leave a CRPS/RSD pamphlet for colleagues to read.

  • Plan a Color The World Orange fun-run or walk. Encourage everyone to wear orange and award a prize to the person wearing the craziest orange costume. 

 

Color The World Orange™ Proclamation Signing With The Governor of Iowa in 2014

Color The World Orange™ Proclamation Signing With The Governor of Iowa in 2014

At School

 

  • Plan an orange day at your school where all teachers and students wear orange.
  • Ask the school newspaper to publish an article about CRPS/RSD.
  • Dedicate a football or basketball game to CRPS/RSD awareness. Encourage fans  to wear orange. Set up a booth outside the game with CRPS/RSD information.
  • Plan a bake sale and donate the proceeds to a CRPS/RSD non-profit organization.
  • If you are in college, get your sorority or fraternity, dorm or club involved. Set up a booth on campus to hand out information about CRPS/RSD.
  • Plan an event and raise money for a CRPS/RSD non-profit organization.

 

The SkyDance Bridge in Oklahoma City lit orange during Color The World Orange™ 2014

The SkyDance Bridge in Oklahoma City lit orange during Color The World Orange™ 2014

AT HOME

 

  • Change your social media backgrounds to display the Color The World Orange logos.
  • Encourage friends and family to wear orange and post pictures to social media using the hashtag: #CRPSORANGEDAY.
  • Post one CRPS/RSD fact on social media every day in November.
  • Make orange cookies or orange cupcakes to give to family and friends.
  • Make orange ribbons to distribute to friends and family.

                                                               

 Niagara Falls lit orange for Color The World Orange™ 2016

 Niagara Falls lit orange for Color The World Orange™ 2016

These are just a few suggestions of ways to get involved. Be creative and have fun. Whether you wear an orange ribbon or plan a large event, your participation will help to spread much-needed awareness of CRPS/RSD!

                                                                                                                                                                                 All photos used with permission.