Custom Awareness Ribbon Pin Colors and Awareness Ribbon Meanings

Custom Awareness Ribbon Pin Colors and Awareness Ribbon Meanings


Awareness Ribbon Color Meanings

Red Ribbon = Aids/HIV, substance abuse, MADD, DARE, Epidermolysis Bullosa, love, heart disease- (also uses the red dress symbol), Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW),

Pink Ribbon = Breast Cancer, Birth Parents

Orange Ribbon = Hunger, leukemia, cultural diversity and racial tolerance, feral cats, motorcyclist safety, Multiple Sclerosis -wristband only, self injury, Agent Orange exposure

Yellow Ribbon = Support our troops, POW/MIA, suicide prevention, adoptive parents, spina biffida, missing children (amber alert), endometriosis, sarcoma, bladder cancer, liver disease and liver cancer, hydrocephalus or hydrocephaly, hope in general

Green Ribbon = Tissue and organ donation, depression (both adults and children), bipolar disorder, mental health or illness, eye injuries, Tourette’s Syndrome, bone marrow transplants and donation, worker and driving safety, glaucoma, missing children, leukemia, environment, kidney cancer or kidney disease, neural tube defects, Mitochondrial Disease, growth and rebuilding, Cerebral Palsy

Dark Blue Ribbon (Navy) = Child abuse prevention, arthritis, free speech, crime victims rights, water quality, colon cancer, hystiocytosis, domestic violence, water safety (flooding, drowning and accidents), Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), interstitial cystitis, Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), Reyes Syndrome, education, short bowel syndrome, Myositis, Leukodystrophy, Hurricane Support, police officers lost in the line of duty (AKA, the Thin Blue Line)

Purple Ribbon = 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, thyroid cancer, ADD, ADHD, alzheimers, cancer survivor (this is a general color that anyone who has survived cancer can wear)

White Ribbon = Innocence, victims of terrorism, peace, right to life, diabetes, sexual assault of students,Retinoblastoma, alzheimers, adoption, bone disease and bone cancer, anti-child pornography on the internet

Black Ribbon = Mourning, melanoma, anti-gangs, Anti-terrorism in Spain, POW-MIAs, Amish support

Brown Ribbon = Anti-tobacco, colorectal cancer

Gray Ribbon = Diabetes, brain cancer, asthma and allergies Lime Green Ribbon – Lymphoma, Lyme Disease, Muscular Dystrophy-wristband only, Sandhoff Disease

Teal Ribbon = Ovarian, cervical, uterine (all gynecological) cancers, substance abuse, sexual assault, Myasthenia Gravis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome

Burgundy Ribbon = Hospice care, multiple myeloma, cesarean sections, headaches and migraines, thrombophilia

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

Pale Yellow Ribbon = Spina biffida

Peach Ribbon = Uterine Cancer, Endometrial Cancer

Light Green Ribbon = Pelvic Pain (chronic), Celiac Disease

Light Blue Ribbon = Prostate cancer, thyroid disease, lymphedema, Trisomy 18, scleroderma, Graves Disease

Lavender Ribbon = All cancers (general cancer awareness), epilepsy, rett syndrome, foster care

Pearl Ribbon = lung cancer and lung disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Mesothelioma

Silver Ribbon = Children with disabilities, Parkinson’s Disease, any diseases or disorders of the brain including strokes, elderly abuse

Gold Ribbon = Childhood Cancer Clear Ribbon = Lung cancer and lung disease, Multiple Sclerosis (secondary to prism)

Light Baby Pink and Blue Ribbon = Pregnancy and infant loss, SIDS, Male breast cancer

Red and WhiteRibbon = Head and neck cancer, aplastic anemia

Red and Yellow Ribbon = Hepatitis C

Red, White and Blue Ribbon = Patriotism, 9/11 victims

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

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

Purple Ribbon with a Red rose Ribbon = Cystic Fibrosis

Purple And Green Ribbon = Hospice And Pallative Care

Purple And Blue Ribbon = Pediatric Stroke

Purple and Yellow Ribbon = Chemical Injury (any chemical related boo boos)

Jigsaw Puzzle Ribbon = Autism

Orchid and Orange Ribbon = psoriasis

Lime Green and Aqua Ribbon = adult stem cell donor

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

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

Black and Lt. Blue Ribbon = Loss of a son

Black and White Ribbon = Carcinoid Syndrome Cancer (zebra stripes) and anti-racism

Black, White And Black (three stripes) Ribbon = Vaccine danger

Gold and Black Ribbon = Platelett donor

Ivory, Burgundy and Ivory Ribbon = Oral head and neck cancer

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

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

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