Sep 14, 2011

List of Awareness Ribbons

        Awareness ribbons, due to their ubiquitous nature, have come to symbolize various concerns depending on the colors or the patterns used.
        Yellow ribbons, in the United States, are used to show that a close family member is abroad in military service. In Russia, Belarus and other countries of the former USSR gold and black striped ribbons are used to celebrate the Allies' victory in World War II (9 May).
Of the uses of ribbons to draw awareness to health issues, perhaps the most well-known is the red ribbon for support of those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). Other health and social concerns which have adopted coloured ribbons include Alzheimer's disease (purple), Breast Cancer (pink), bipolar disorder (green), and brain disorder or disability (silver).
Political use of ribbons include red ribbons worn to commemorate the October Revolution (7 November) in the former Soviet Union, and orange ribbons in the Orange Revolution in Ukraine.
 Other ornaments, including flowers (of specific kinds), bracelets and badges may serve essentially the same purpose of drawing attention to a cause. These include poppies, rosettes and wristbands.

        This is a list of awareness ribbons. The meaning behind the awareness ribbon depends on its color or colors. Many groups have adopted ribbons as symbols of support or awareness, and as a result, many causes often share each color. Some causes may also be represented by more than one color.

Colors and meanings

Ribbon Color Meanings
White ribbon Pearl, white, or clear ribbon
  • Lung Cancer awareness. Originally clear, referencing air and being too-often unnoticed, but evolved to primarily pearl or white for practical reasons. Some sources suggest clear or white as a subset of pearl for long-term-non-smoker/never-smoker lung cancer, but there's no evidence of lung cancer organization support for this distinction. Some lung cancer organizations use different colors or symbols.
White ribbon White ribbon
  • Multiple Hereditary Exostoses
  • Gay-Teen Suicide Awareness
  • White Ribbon Campaign (what makes a man a man): Working to end violence against women (see also Woman's Christian Temperance Union)
  • The White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood: to ensure that pregnancy and childbirth are safe for all women and newborns in every country around the world (see also Woman's Christian Temperance Union)
  • The White Ribbon is used to raise awareness for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency Disease (SCID) and SCID Newborn Screening
  • Invisible Illness

Zebra-print Ribbon
  • Rare Disease awareness
  • Carcinoid & Neuroendocrine tumor awareness
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome awareness
Yellow ribbon Yellow ribbon
  • Soldier Support
  • Bone cancer / Osteosarcoma
  • Giving prisoners a second chance at life
  • Suicide Prevention
  • Endometriosis awareness
Puzzle ribbon Puzzle ribbon
  • Autism awareness
Cloud ribbon Cloud ribbon
  • Congenital diaphragmatic hernia awareness
Blue ribbon Blue ribbon
  • Child Abuse awareness (Solid Light Blue ribbon- Among certain advocacy organizations, ribbon is sometimes worn as a braided bracelet by survivors of violent physical or sexual child abuse in memory of victims.)
  • von Hippel-Lindau (VHL) awareness (blue)
  • Tuberous Sclerosis awareness (blue)
  • Human trafficking and sex slavery awareness (navy blue)
  • Stevens-Johnson Syndrome awareness
  • Colon cancer awareness
  • Electronic Frontier Foundation: Freedom of Speech online
  • Canada's National Non Smoking Week
  • Blue Ribbon Coalition: Responsible use of public lands for the benefit of all recreationists
  • Hydranencephaly awareness
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome awareness
  • Myalgic Encephalomyelitis awareness
  • Addiction Recovery awareness
  • Beat Bullying (UK)
Indigo Ribbon Indigo Ribbon
  • Targeted Individuals (Bullying, Harassment, Stalking, Systematic Harassment/Stalking, etc.)
Light Blue ribbon Light blue ribbon
  • Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) awareness (with two daisies in the center for identical twins or three for triplets – may be white, light pink or light blue)
  • Prostate cancer awareness (sky blue)
  • Support for 2011 students protests in Chile.
Jade ribbon Jade Ribbon
  • Jade Ribbon Campaign awareness about hepatitis B and liver cancer
Blue Jeans Denim Ribbon Blue Jeans Denim Ribbon
  • Genetic disorder awareness (often misidentified as equivalent to rare disease awareness as "about 80 percent of rare diseases are genetic in origin," implying 20 percent of rare diseases are not genetic in origin)
Purple ribbon Purple ribbon
  • Crohn's and Colitis Awareness Campaign
  • Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign
  • Spirit Day and victims of homophobia
  • Sarcoidosis awareness
  • Lupus awareness
  • Arnold Chiari Malformation awareness
  • Fibromyalgia awareness
  • Childhood Hemiplegia and stroke awareness
  • Cystic Fibrosis awareness.
  • Alzheimer's Disease awareness
  • Pancreatic cancer awareness
  • Workers' Memorial Day
  • March of Dimes Awareness Ribbon
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa Awareness Ribbon
Lavender ribbon Lavender ribbon
  • Epilepsy awareness (lavender)
  • Craniosynostosis awareness
  • Cancer awareness (all kinds)
Periwinkle ribbon Periwinkle ribbon
  • Eating disorders awareness (anorexia, bulimia, and EDNOS)
  • Esophageal cancer
  • Pulmonary hypertension awareness
Pink and Blue ribbon Pink and blue ribbon
  • Pro-life
  • Genital integrity
  • Male Breast Cancer Awareness
  • Inflammatory breast cancer awareness
  • Infertility awareness
  • Infant loss awareness

Navy Blue and Orange Ribbon
  • Batten Disease awareness
Orange ribbon Orange Ribbon
  • Animal Cruelty/Animal Welfare
  • Leukemia awareness
  • Multiple Sclerosis Awareness
  • Self Injury Awareness Day
  • Malnutrition awareness
  • Energy awareness in Nigeria
  • Kidney Cancer Association
  • ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome
Red ribbon Red ribbon
  • AIDS awareness
  • Substance abuse awareness (Red Ribbon Week is commonly held in American schools)
  • Vasculitis awareness
  • Heart and Stroke awareness
Gray ribbon Gray ribbon
  • Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness
  • Diabetes awareness (more commonly diabetes is symbolized by the blue circle, as designated by the International Diabetes Federation)
  • Brain cancer awareness
  • Asthma awareness
  • Zombie awareness
Red ribbon Black ribbon
  • 9/11 - This ribbon is a sign of mourning for those lost in the September 11Th attack.
  • Mourning and remembrance of the Virginia Tech massacre
  • Melanoma awareness
Pink ribbon Pink ribbon
  • Breast cancer awareness
Green ribbon Green ribbon
  • Cerebral Palsy awareness and support
  • CMV Green and Blue CMV awareness and support
  • Aging research awareness
  • Lyme Disease
  • Organ transplant and organ donation awareness
  • Kidney Cancer aka Renal Cell Carcinoma awareness
  • Environmental protection
  • Mitochondrial disease awareness
  • Pedestrian Safety
Teal ribbon Teal ribbon
  • Interstitial Cystitis and Bladder Pain Syndrome awareness and support
  • Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence awareness and support
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome awareness and support
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Gynecological cancer
  • Ovarian cancer
  • Myasthenia Gravis awarenes
  • Tsunami Victims
  • Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia awareness
  • Anti Bullying Awareness
Violet ribbon Violet ribbon
  • Hodgkin's lymphoma awareness
Gold ribbon Gold ribbon
  • Childhood cancer awareness
  • back to sports
Silver ribbon Silver ribbon
  • Brain disorders awareness
  • Ovarian cancer awareness (Australia)
  • Gynaecological Cancer awareness (NZ)
Burgundy ribbon Burgundy Ribbon
  • Adults with disabilities awareness and support
  • Amyloidosis support
  • Brain Aneurysms Awareness
  • Headaches/Migrains
Red and Blue Ribbon Red and Blue Ribbon
  • Haiti Recovery and Restoration awareness ribbon
Red and Black ribbon Red and Black Ribbon
  • Atheist Solidarity
Red white and blue ribbon Red White and Blue Ribbon
  • Used in Omaha, Nebraska after a deadly shooting at Millard South High School. The colors are the school's colors as well
Ribbon of Saint George Ribbon of Saint George
  • Commemoration of World War II in Post-Soviet countries
Blue and Black ribbon Blue and Black Ribbon
  • Concern Of Police Survivors (COPS): Support Law Enforcement
Ribbon of Leningrad Victory Ribbon of Leningrad Victory
  • Olive-green ribbon in honor of the 65 th anniversary of the complete liberation of Leningrad from the Nazi block during WWII; colors refer to color blocks Medal for the Defence of Leningrad
NAIT Ribbon Red and Gold Ribbon
  • Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia (NAIT) Awareness
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