CRPS AWARENESS MONTH
November is CRPS Awareness Month and a great time to GET LOUD about Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
There are so many ways for you to get involved and create awareness in your own community, whether you are a student, working, not working or a retiree.
Here are just a few ways that you can that you can participate:
Colour the World Orange 2020
Help Celebrate the 7th Annual ‘Color the World Orange Day®’ on Monday 2nd November 2020.
A day that allows everyone touched by CRPS to join together to spread global awareness of this poorly understood condition.
“LET’S SHOW THE WORLD THAT WHILE WE ARE IN PAIN, WE ARE STRONG.”
#CRPSorangeDay #CRPSnetworkaus #CTWOaus #GetLoudAboutCRPS
During the first full week in November, landmarks around Australia pledge their support to go orange for Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Awareness.
You can come out in support of this international campaign, meet other people with CRPS and photograph these amazing landmarks in many cities and towns that are lighting up and going orange. We would love your support.
As the event gets closer we will publish a list of all of the Landmarks that are participating in 2020.
Set Up An Awareness Booth
Set up a CRPS awareness booth or desk at a school, hospital, event or shopping centre near you during the month of November. Help educate your local community about Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and how to help prevent CRPS through good fracture care and the use of vitamin C.
Contact us for details.
Create Awareness with Brochures and Posters
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome Poster and leaflets are available to be used in your local community. They can be used in medical clinics, on notice boards, in shops, even in school or sporting group newsletters.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to be sent leaflets for yourself or for use in your community or use the contact link at the bottom of this section.
Requests for digital copies to create awareness in newsletters or online can also be made.
Tell Your Story
We are always looking for CRPS stories for our online library, but in November we are also looking for stories that can be published by various media outlets around the country. If you would like to volunteer to tell your story please use the contact button below to tell us a little bit about you.
Alternatively reach out to your local newspaper and ask them to run a story for CRPS Awareness month. We can supply you with a media release or email it directly to the paper for you.
Pick a day for your sporting club, school or office to have a CPRS awareness day while raising much needed funds for CRPS education and prevention campaigns at the same time.
Wear orange socks, orange shoelaces, or an orange ribbon.
We don’t care what you wear as long as it is ORANGE!
Schools or sports clubs could make it a gold coin donation for participation or make it a little more fun by seeing which class or team can make the longest coin trail.
Ask all of your friends and family to wear something orange in November, post a photo to social media and to pledge a donation in your honour for CRPS awareness. Set up a ‘Colour the World Orange’ fundraising page using the link below to make donating easy and get automatic tax receipts.
Every donation over $2.00 is tax deductable, helps us to make a difference to Australians and their families living with CRPS and will help fund our advocacy, education, awareness and prevention programmes.
#CRPSORANGEDAY #CRPSnetworkaus #CTWOaus #GetLoudAboutCRPS
Holding a fundraiser during CRPS awareness month is a great way to draw attention to Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and raise much needed funds to help us continue our education, prevention and awareness campaigns as well as support Australian CRPS research.
From Raffles, Tea Parties and Bunnings Sausage Sizzles to Quiz Nights & Gala’s and everything in between. You are only limited by your imagination!
We have a large number of ideas for you to get you started. Please contact us if you would like more information.
CRPS AWARENESS MATTERS
Regardless of what you do plan to do the most important thing is to do it ‘out loud’. We want as many people as possible to become aware of Complex Regional Pain Syndrome.
Wear something Orange and post it online with the phrase “CRPS Awareness Matters”
Let readers know that Complex Regional Pain Syndrome is a disabling condition that could happen to anyone and use the full name of the disease.
Use appropriate hashtags #CRPSORANGEDAY #CRPSnetworkAus #CTWOaus #GetLoudAboutCRPS
Send us copies of your photos or tag us in your social media posts so that we can post them online as well
Wear CRPS Merchandise as often as possible
Ask local shops if you can put up CRPS posters
Use CRPS Facebook frames & cover photos
#CRPSORANGEDAY #CRPSnetworkAus #CTWOaus #GetLoudAboutCRPS
Thank you so much for your support – it means the world to us!