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Awareness ribbon colors and their meanings.

Red = Aids/HIV, alcohol substance and drug abuse (includes inhalents), MADD, DARE, Epidermolysis Bullosa, love, heart disease (also uses the red dress symbol), Stroke, supraventicular tachycardia, Wolff-parkinson-White Syndrom (WPW), Pro-life, hypertension, Evans Syndrome

Orange = hunger, leukemia, cultural diversity and racial tolerance, feral cats, motorcyslist safety, Multiple Sclerosis, self injury, reflex sympathetic dystrophy (RSD), Support of the Jewish settlements in the Gaza Strip and North Samaria (Israel), skin cancer (with a sun in the center of the loop), Underage Drinking, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Work zone safety, Highway and Road Worker Memorial, Agent Orange exposure, kidney cancer

Yellow = Support our troops, POW/MIA, suicide prevention, adoptive parents, spina biffida, missing children (amber alert), endometriosis, sarcoma (with or without a sunflower), myxoid liposarcoma, bladder cancer, liver disease, liver cancer, cholangiocarcinomas, hydrocephalus or hydrocephaly, hope in general, boycott Aruba (hope for Natalee), carbon monoxide poisoning, genocide awareness, Victorian Bushfire Disaster 09, osteosarcoma, Ewing's sarcoma, chondrosarcoma

Green = Tissue and organ donation or transplants, depression (both adults and children), bipolar disorder, mental health, mental illness, eye injuries, Tourette's Syndrome, bone marrow transplants and donation, Fanconi's Syndrome, worker and driving safety, Von Hippel Lindau, glaucoma, missing children, leukemia, environment, Fibrodysplasia Ossificans, kidney cancer or kidney disease, neural tube defects, Mitochondrial Disease, growth and rebuilding, Progressiva, Cerebral Palsy, Save Darfur, Stem Cell Research, Neurofibromatosis, Lissencephally, Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, Save The Earth, Go Green, Recycling

Blue = Child abuse prevention, arthritis, free speech, crime victims rights, waterquality, colon cancer, Dysautonomia, hystiocytosis, histiocytosis, Erb's Palsy, Ankylosing Spondylitis, domestic violence, water safety (flooding, drowning and accidents), Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), dystonia, interstitial cystitis, bracial plexus injury, Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Alopecia, Reyes Syndrome, education, Steven Johnson Syndrome, short bowel syndrome, Myositis, Leukodystrophy, Hurricane Support, Huntington's Disease, police officers lost in the line of duty (AKA, the Thin Blue Line), Malaria, Syringomyelia, Neurofibromatosis, Sex Trafficking and Slavery, Cri du Chat Syndrome, Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, polio awareness, Primary Immunodeficiency Disease, Sensory Processing Disorder (reflex blue shade)

Purple = Domestic violence, religious tolerance, animal abuse, the victims of 9/11 (includes police and firefighters), pancreatic cancer, Chron's Disease and colitis,
cystic fibrosis, leimyosarcoma, macular degeneration, Sjogren's Syndrome, fibromyalgia, lupus, sarcoidosis, the homeless, Mucolipidoses, thyroid cancer, ADD,
ADHD, alzheimers, cancer survivor (this is a general color that anyone who has
survived cancer can wear), Pagan pride, Arnold Chiari Malformation, Mucopolysaccharidosis, Hurler Syndrome, children left
unattended in cars, childhood or pediatric stroke..ecrater

White = Innocence, victims of terrorism, peace, right to life, diabetes, hypoglycemia, hyperglycemia, sexual assault of students, retinal blastoma, blindness, alzheimers, adoption, bone disease and bone cancer, anti-child pornography on the internet, carbon monoxide poisoning (CO poisoning), post partum depression, survivors, Scoliosis, Anti-stalking, Men working to end men's violence against women, Holocaust remembrance, Sex trafficking and slavery (efforts via the childrens anti-pornography and men working to end violence against women groups in 55 countries!), poverty, white ribbon with a knot tied in the middle for marriage equality, Gay-teen suicide..ecrater

Black = Mourning, melanoma, anti-gangs, Anti-terrorism in Spain, narcolepsy, POW-MIAs, Primary Billiary Cirrhosis, Amish Support, gun control, accidents (general designation)..ecrater

Brown = Anti-tobacco, colorectal cancer

Gray = Diabetes, hyperglycemia, hypoglycemia, brain cancer, glioblastoma, Parkinson's, asthma, allergies, end sex trafficking and slavery in the UK

Lime Green - Lymphoma, Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Lyme Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Ivemark Syndrome, Sandhoff Disease, Support for Adoptees Rights to open adoption records that have been sealed, mental health

Teal = Ovarian, cervical, uterine (all gynecological) cancers, food allergies, substance abuse, sexual assault, Myasthenia Gravis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, agoraphobia, panic or stress disorders (includes PTSD), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Fragile X, Batten Disease, Tourette's Syndrome (TSA designation)
Turquoise = (teal colored items work too) Native American reparations, interstitial cystitis (IC Network designation), addiction recovery, Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)

Burgundy (Maroon) = Hospice care, multiple myeloma, cesarian sections, headaches and migraines, adhesions, thrombophilia and other coagulation or blood factor disorders, meningitis, polio survivor, Post-Polio Syndrome, Hughes Syndrome, brain aneurysm, Hirschsprung's Disease (Congenital Megacolon), children undiagnosed or misdiagnosed with rare disorders or diseases, amyloidosis, hemangioma.

Periwinkle = Eating disorders, pulmonary hypertension, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer, GERD, IBS

Pink = Breast Cancer, Birth Parents, cleft palate, nursing mothers

Hot Pink - Inflammatory breast cancer

Pale Yellow = Spina biffida

Amber = Appendix Cancer

Peach = Uterine Cancer, Endometrial Cancer, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Cream = Paralysis, spinal cord injuries, spinal diseases or disorders, Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)

Light Green = Pelvic Pain (chronic), Celiac Disease, STD Awareness, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)

Emerald Green = Homeopathy awareness

Jade = Asian and Pacific Islander campaign by ALC to raise Liver Cancer and Hepatitis B awareness.

Light Blue = Prostate cancer, mens health, thyroid disease, lymphedema, Addison's Disease,Trisomy 18, Velo-Cardio Facial Syndrome, Klinefelter's Syndrome, hyperaldosteronism, scleroderma, Behcets Disease, Graves Disease, Shprintzen Syndrome, Edward's Syndrome

Lavender = All cancers (general cancer awareness), epilepsy, hypokalemic periodic paralysis, rett syndrome, Hodgkins lymphoma, foster care or foster parents, infantile spasms, hysterectomy

Orchid (violet) = Testicular cancer

Fuschia (Magenta) = Pro-life, Feminism

Pearl = lung cancer or lung disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Mesothelioma, emphysema, Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia

Silver = The Silver Ribbon Campaign For The BrainĀ© for brain disorders and disabilities, Children with physical or learning disabilities, elderly abuse, stalking

Gold = Childhood Cancer, COPD, Embryonal Rhabdomysarcoma, Breast Feeding (The Gold Standard)

Copper = Menkes disease

Clear= Lung Cancer, Lung Disease

Light Baby Pink and Blue = Pregnancy and infant loss, SIDS, Male breast cancer, baby safe haven, amniotic fluid embolism, Hyperemesis Graviduram

Light Pink, White and Light Blue = Group B Strep (newborns)

Red and White = aplastic anemia, Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Red and Yellow = Hepatitis C Virus (HCV), Teen abstinence

Red, White and Blue = Patriotism, 9/11 victims, fireworks safety

Red and Blue with a Heart = Congenital Heart Defects (also red,blue and red stripes)

Blue And Yellow = Down Syndrome, designated drivers (The Hero Campaign), Fatty Oxidation Disorders

Blue And Green = Intracranial Hypertension (Pseudotumor Cerebri)

Purple Ribbon with a Red rose = Cystic Fibrosis

Purple And Green = Hospice And Pallative Care

Purple And Blue = Rheumatoid arthritis, childhood or pediatric stroke

Purple and Yellow = Chemical Injury (all diseases, disorders, pain, discomfort, or hurt etc. arising from exposure to a chemical substance)

Purple And Black = Paranormal Awareness

Jigsaw Puzzle Ribbon = Autism, Asperger Syndrome

Prism = Multiple Schlerosis (MS)

Orchid and Orange = psoriasis

Orange and Maroon = Virginia Tech Tragedy

Orange and Green = Ritual abuse, Dual Diagnosis

Orange and Blue= Pediatric Bipolar Awareness (top orange, bottom blue).

Lime Green and Aqua = adult stem cell donor

Teal And Pink = Hereditary Breast Cancer or a combo ribbon for gynecological and breast cancers.

Pink and Gold - Phyllodes Tumors

Black and Pink = Bone Marrow Donor, loss of a daughter

Black and Lt. Blue = Loss of a son (you can also use Black and Navy to indicate an older son)

Black And White = Carcinoid Syndrome Cancer (has zebra stripes), Anti-racism, Anti-corruption

Black White And Black (three stripes) = Vaccine danger

Gold and Black = Platelett donor

Gold and Silver = All hearing or ear related disorders and diseases

Blue and Silver = Living or coping with cancer

Ivory, Burgundy and Ivory (three stripes) = Oral head and neck cancers, oral squamous cell carcinoma

Ivory Lace = Osteoporosis

Navy Blue and White Pinstripes = ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis), Lou Gehrig's Disease

Yellow, Lime Green, Orange, Aqua, Hot Pink= Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Orange, Green, Blue, Purple, Yellow = STD awareness

Red White and Red (3 stripes) = Leukemia and Lymphoma

Blue and White = In memory of Columbine, Teen cancer

RAINBOW = Gay pride or rights movement, same sex marriages

Red and Black = Murder victims (both adults and children), Self Harm or Self Injury (ASHIC designation)

Orange and Red = Myeloproliferative Disorders

Blue, White and Pink (3 stripes) = Parental Alienation Syndrome

Teal, Blue, and Pink= Thyroid Cancer (Thyca designation)

Silver, White, Baby Blue, and Baby Pink (colors run left to right along the ribbon)= Congenital Hyperinsulinism

Unconfirmed Ribbons we are currently researching:

In order to avoid duplication and errors in our guide to awareness ribbons, we research and confirm all submitted ribbons before posting them. This has helped us provide the most comprehensive and accurate listing possible for the past seven years. If you have a cause listed below, it means it has been submitted, but we have not received a definitive answer from a charity etc. that its actually in use. These are subject to change, but I think its safe to wear one or a general color if you like since a ribbon is only as good as the person wearing it (and their willingness to educate others)

Anal Cancer = Pink and Purple?

Angelman Syndrome = Should be Blue or Light Blue?

Craniosynostosis = Green?

Stiffman's Syndrome= Unknown ??

Thymic Carcinoma, Thymus Cancer = Unknown?

Victims Of Medical Malpractice = Pearl?
Last Updated: 20 Oct 2011 18:33:16 PDT home  |  about  |  terms  |  contact
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