Supporters Unite for Fifth-Annual Color the World Orange™ for CRPS/RSD Awareness
New York, New York - November 5
The fifth-annual Color The World Orange™, aimed at spreading awareness of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), is Nov. 5, 2018. Held globally on the first Monday of November each year, the event seeks to bring attention to this poorly understood pain disorder.
Across the globe on Nov. 5, supporters will wear orange and host events to spread awareness of CRPS/RSD, as well as raise funds to support research of this debilitating condition.
More than 120 buildings, bridges and landmarks around the world have agreed to turn orange for Color The World Orange™ including Billboards in Times Square in New York, Niagara Falls, the Wrigley Building in Chicago, the CN Tower in Toronto and the Emirates Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth, England.
The easiest way to get involved is to wear orange and post a picture to social media with the hashtag: #CRPSORANGEDAY.
“Color The World Orange™ was started in 2014 to bring awareness to a debilitating pain condition that too few people know about or understand,” the Color The World Orange™ team said. “We hope this day, the fifth-annual Color The World Orange™, will allow all those affected by CRPS/RSD to join together and show the world that while we are in pain, we are strong.”
The fourth-annual Color the World Orange in 2017 was the largest yet with more than 100 buildings, bridges and landmarks around the world lit orange to spread awareness including Niagara Falls, the fountains in Trafalgar Square in London, the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans and five Billboards in Times Square, New York.
About Complex Regional Pain Syndrome:
CRPS/RSD is a chronic condition characterized by continuous, intense pain, often described as burning, that is out of proportion to the severity of the initial injury. For more information, please visit the National Institutes of Health’s website: For more information: https://www.ninds.nih.gov/Disorders/Patient-Caregiver-Education/Fact-Sheets/Complex-Regional-Pain-Syndrome-Fact-Sheet