Second-Annual Color the World Orange™ for CRPS/RSD Awareness to Turn The Night Orange on Nov. 2

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Buildings around the globe will turn orange on Nov. 2 for Color The World Orange™ to bring awareness to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD).

Color The World Orange™ on Nov. 2 for CRPS/RSD Awareness

“We hope this day can bring together those that suffer from CRPS/RSD,along with family and friends, to show the world that while we are in pain, we are strong," the Color The World Orange™ team.

Buildings around the globe will turn orange on Nov. 2 for the second-annual Color The World Orange™, an event aimed at spreading awareness of complex regional pain syndrome (CRPS), also known as reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD).

Supporters will wear orange and host events on Nov. 2 to spread awareness of CRPS/RSD, a chronic pain condition that is characterized by continuous, intense, often burning, pain. The easiest way to get involved is to wear orange and post a picture to social media with the hashtag: #CRPSORANGEDAY™.

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 Light Blades in Wharf District Park in Boston, and the Crazy Horse Memorial in South Dakota will all be lit orange on Nov. 2 for Color The World Orange™, as will 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, will all be lit orange. In Florida, the Amway Center and the fountain at the Lake Eola Park in Orlando, and the 110 Tower in Ft. Lauderdale, will also be lit orange, as will the VUE building and the Duke Energy Center in Charlotte.

In Australia, the SkyPoint Observation Deck, 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 will be lit orange on Nov. 2. In the UK, the Brighton Wheel is also scheduled to turn orange.

Sixty proclamations have been granted by U.S. Governors and local officials recognizing Nov. 2 as Color The World Orange™ day or November as CRPS/RSD awareness month.

Four Color The World Orange™ supporters will be wearing orange as they run the New York City Marathon on Nov. 1 and three cyclists in the U.K. will be participating in a 12 hour “cyclathon.”

“Color The World Orange™ was started last year 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 can bring together those that suffer from CRPS/RSD, along with family and friends, to show the world that while we are in pain, we are strong.”

The first annual Color The World Orange™ in 2014 was a huge success with events held globally to spread awareness of CRPS/RSD. Forty-five proclamations were obtained from U.S. states and cities recognizing Color The World Orange™ and November as CRPS/RSD awareness month. Buildings in New York, Chicago, Cleveland, Indianapolis and Charlotte were lit orange, as were bridges in New York, Oklahoma City and a fountain in Australia. There were even CRPS/RSD billboards in Oklahoma City. One supporter ran the 2014 New York City Marathon, while another completed a 200-mile bike ride through the U.K.

For more information and to find events in your city, please visit the Color The World Orange™ Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ColorTheWorldOrange or website: http://www.colortheworldorange.com.

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.

Contact Color the World Orange™ at: CRPSOrangeDay(at)yahoo(dot)com

Contact the CRPS/RSD national non-profit RSDSA at: 877-662-7737

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