Awareness Ribbons & Meanings
Awareness Ribbons & Meanings
Awareness ribbons as a way for ribbon wearers to make a support for a cause or issue, or adopt ribbon as symbols of awareness. As the different colors of awareness ribbon are already widely used in the jewelry making and design, which is designed to draw awareness to health issues and other issues. Each ribbon color has its own special and important meanings, such as the most well-known red ribbon for support of those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), and the pink awareness ribbon which denotes breast cancer awareness. Other health and social concerns which have also adopted colored ribbons. And awareness ribbon colors may have multiple associated meanings.
Here is a series of awareness ribbon colors and meanings presented in details, the meaning behind the awareness ribbon depends on its color or colors.
Meaning: Support our troops, 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.
Meaning: Fight against AIDS and HIV, this ribbon also is a symbol for heart disease, stroke, substance abuse, MADD, DARE, Epidermolysis Bullosa, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy.
Meaning: All cancers, pancreatic cancer, thyroid cancer, testicular 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.
Meaning: 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), and anti-tobacco - particularly anti-second hand smoke (in Canada; alternative ribbon color: brown), I Love Clean Air/ILCA Campaign (Japan).
Meaning: Ovarian, cervical, and uterine cancers as well as sexual assault, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and tsunami victims.
Meaning: Childhood depression, missing children, open records for adoptees, environmental concerns, kidney cancer, tissue/organ donation, and worker and driving safety.
Meaning: Leukemia, hunger, cultural diversity, humane treatment of animals, and self-injury awareness.
Meaning: Innocence, victims of terrorism, violence against women, peace, right to life, bone cancer, adoptees, and retinal blastoma.
Meaning: Emphysema, lung cancer, mesothelioma, and multiple sclerosis.
Meaning: Amish Support, Anti-Terrorism, Gang Prevention, Gun Control, Melanoma, Mourning, Narcolepsy, POW/MIA (alternative color: Yellow), Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders, Students for Gun Control, Trauma.
Meaning: Allergies, Aphasia, Diabetes, Asthma, brain cancer, Brain Tumors, and diabetes awareness.
Meaning: Children with disabilities, Parkinson's disease, and mental illnesses such as severe depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders.
Meaning: COPD, Embryonal Rhabdomysarcoma, Childhood Cancer (alternative colors are pink and light blue) and includes cancers such as the types of leukemia.
Lime Green Ribbon:
Meaning: Lymphoma, Lyme Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Ivemark Syndrome, Sandhoff Disease
Meaning: ALS, Amytrophic Lateral Scierosis, Lou Gehrig's Disease.
Meaning: Autism, Asperger Syndrome, a development disorder with impaired social communication.
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia.
Pink and Blue Ribbon:
Meaning: Miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death due to SIDS, Pregnancy, Male Breast Cancer.
Meaning: Gay pride and support for the GLBT community and their quest for equal rights.
Blue and Yellow Ribbon:
Meaning: Down Syndrome, designated driver.
Breast Cancer Awareness