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Awareness Ribbons by Meaning


Pink Ribbon :


Meaning: Most commonly associated with breast cancer awareness, the pink awareness ribbon is also a symbol for birth parents, and childhood cancer awareness (alternative color: light blue)
We also now have a CafePress.com store offering pink ribbon clothing and pink ribbon items for the home and office.

Yellow Ribbon :


Meaning: We've all seen the yellow awareness ribbon used as a symbol to show support for our troops, but it is also a symbol for MIA/POW, suicide prevention, adoptive parents, amber alerts, bladder cancer, spina bifida, endometriosis, and a general symbol for hope. A yellow ribbon with a heart is used to represent the survivors left behind after a suicide.

Pale Yellow Ribbon :


Meaning: Meaning: The light yellow awareness ribbon is a symbol of spina bifida.

Red Ribbon :


Meaning: Most commonly associated with the fight against AIDS and HIV, the red awareness ribbon is also a symbol for heart disease, stroke, substance abuse, MADD, DARE, Epidermolysis Bullosa, and Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.
We also now have a CafePress.com store offering red ribbon clothing and red ribbon items for the home and office.

Burgundy Ribbon :


Meaning: The burgundy awareness ribbon is a symbol of brain aneurysm, Cesarean section (worn upside down), headaches, hemangioma, vascular malformation, hospice care, multiple myeloma, William's syndrome, Thrombophilia, Antiphospholid Antibody Syndrome, and adults with disabilities.

Purple Ribbon :


Meaning: The purple awareness ribbon is a symbol of pancreatic cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid cancer, domestic violence, ADD, Alzheimer's, religious tolerance, animal abuse, the victims of 9/11 including the police and firefighters, Crohn's disease and colitis, cystic fibrosis, lupus, leimyosarcoma, and fibromyalgia.

Lavender Ribbon :


Meaning: The lavender awareness ribbon is a symbol for general cancer awareness. It can also be a symbol for epilepsy and Rett syndrome.

Periwinkle Ribbon :


Meaning: The periwinkle awareness ribbon is a symbol of eating disorders and pulmonary hypertension.

Blue Ribbon :


Meaning: The blue awareness ribbon is a symbol of drunk driving, child abuse, Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), the victims of hurricane Katrina, dystonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), alopecia, Education, Epstein-Barr Virus, Save the Music, colon cancer (alternative ribbon color: brown), colorectal cancer (alternative ribbon color: brown), anti-tobacco – particularly anti-second hand smoke (in Canada; alternative ribbon color: brown), and I Love Clean Air/ILCA Campaign (Japan).

Dark Blue Ribbon :


Meaning: The dark blue awareness ribbon represents arthritis, child abuse prevention, victim's rights, free speech, water quality, and water safety.

Light Blue Ribbon :


Meaning: The light blue awareness ribbon is a symbol of childhood cancer (alternative color: pink), prostate cancer, Trisomy 18, and scleroderma.

Teal Ribbon :


Meaning: The teal awareness ribbon is a symbol for ovarian, cervical, and uterine cancers as well as sexual assault, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and tsunami victims.

Green Ribbon :


Meaning: Meaning: The green awareness ribbon is a symbol of childhood depression, missing children, open records for adoptees, environmental concerns, kidney cancer, tissue/organ donation, homeopathy, and worker and driving safety.

Orange Ribbon :


Meaning: The orange awareness ribbon is a symbol of leukemia, hunger, cultural diversity, humane treatment of animals, and self-injury awareness.
We also now have a CafePress.com store offering orange ribbon clothing and orange ribbon items for the home and office.

White Ribbon :


Meaning: The white awareness ribbon is a symbol of innocence, victims of terrorism, violence against women, peace, right to life, bone cancer, adoptees, and retinal blastoma.

Pearl Ribbon :


Meaning: The pearl awareness ribbon is a symbol for emphysema, lung cancer, mesothelioma, and multiple sclerosis.

Black Ribbon :


Meaning: The black awareness ribbon is a symbol of mourning, melanoma, and gang prevention.

Brown Ribbon :


Meaning: The brown awareness ribbon is an anti-tobacco symbol as well as a symbol of colon cancer (alternative ribbon color: blue), and colorectal cancer (alternative ribbon color: blue).

Gray Ribbon :


Meaning: The gray awareness ribbon is a symbol of diabetes, asthma, and brain cancer.

Silver Ribbon :


Meaning: The silver awareness is a symbol for children with disabilities, Parkinson's disease, and mental illnesses such as severe depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders. Like the red awareness ribbon, the silver ribbon is sometimes used as a symbol for stroke.

Gold Ribbon :


Meaning: The gold awareness ribbon is a symbol for childhood cancer.

Jigsaw Puzzle Ribbon:


Meaning: The jigsaw puzzle ribbon is a symbol for autism.

Lace Ribbon:


Meaning: The lace awareness ribbon is a symbol for osteoporosis.

Pink and Blue Ribbon:


Meaning: The pink and blue awareness ribbon is a symbol for miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death due to SIDS or other causes.

Purple and Blue Ribbon:


Meaning: The purple and blue awareness ribbon is a symbol for pediatric strokes.

Prism Ribbon:


Meaning: The prism awareness ribbon is a symbol for multiple sclerosis.

Flag Ribbon:


Meaning: The flag awareness ribbon is a symbol for both the victims and heros of the 9/11 attacks. It is also a symbol of patriotism and support of our troops. In addition, it is a symbol of fireworks safety.

Rainbow Ribbon:


Meaning: The rainbow awareness ribbon is a symbol of gay pride as well as support for the LGBT community and their quest for equal rights.

Black and Red Ribbon:


Meaning: The black and red awareness ribbon is a symbol of atheism and atheism solidarity.

Japanese Flag Ribbon:


Meaning: The white ribbon with a small red circle is an awareness ribbon created to represent the Japanese flag. This white and red awareness ribbon is a symbol of Japanese earthquake relief efforts.

Haitian Flag Ribbon:


Meaning: The red, yellow, and blue awareness ribbon was created to represent the flag of Haiti. This Haitian Flag awareness ribbon is a symbol of the earthquakes in Haiti and the Hatian earthquake relief efforts.