Awareness Ribbon Meanings, Colors and Causes
Symbolic Meanings for Colorful Cause, Campaign and Awareness RibbonsMany awareness ribbons are available to support significant causes - find a campaign that is meaningful to you by browsing our list of Awareness Ribbon colors below. You can also create a One-of-a-Kind Awareness Ribbon Gift for a Good Cause for an extra special keepsake to show your support.
Campaign and Cause Ribbon Colors
RED - Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention, Cardiovascular Disease, Congenital Heart Defects and Disease, Driving Under the Influence (DUI), Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE), Disaster Relief, Heart Disease, Hemophilia, Hepatitis C, HIV/Aids, Hypertension and High Blood Pressure, Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Pro-Life, Stroke, Tuberculosis (TB), Vasculitis, Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW). Also see Red Ribbon Gifts.
ORANGE - Addiction Recovery, Animal Protection and Guardianship, Cultural Diversity, Hunger Awareness, Leukemia, Lupus, Lymphoma, Motorcycle Safety, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Racial Tolerance, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), Self Injury and Self Harm, World Harmony Day.
YELLOW - Amber Alert, Adoptive Parents, Bladder Cancer, Endometriosis, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Hydrocephalus, Liver Disease and Cancer, Missing Children, Military Deployment, Obesity, Support Our Troops, Spina Bifida, Suicide Prevention, Sarcoma. Also see Yellow Ribbon Gifts.
GREEN - Bipolar Disorder, Bone Marrow Donation, Cerebral Palsy, Depression, Environmental Protection, Eye Injury Prevention, Fanconi's Syndrome, Glaucoma, Kidney Disease and Cancer, Manic Depression, Mental Health, Mitochondrial Disease, Neurofibromatosis, Organ Donation, Organ Transplant, Recycling, Stem Cell Donor and Research, Tourette's Syndrome, Worker Safety.
BLUE - Alopecia, Arthritis, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), Cancer Survivor, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Colitis, Dystonia, Crohn's Disease, Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), Gullian-Barré Syndrome (GBS), Erb's Palsy, Huntington's Disease, Leukodystrophy, Hurricane Katrina Victims, Myositis, Malaria, Polio, Reye's Syndrome, Restless Legs Syndrome, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), Water Safety, Von Hippel-Lindau Disease (VHL).
PURPLE - Alzheimer's Disease, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anti-Violence, Chronic Pancreatitis, Domestic Violence, Cystic Fibrosis, Epilepsy, Homelessness, Fibromyalgia, Macular Degeneration, Religious Tolerance, Pancreatic Cancer, Sjogren's Syndrome, Thyroid Cancer, Victims and Heroes of September 11th, Unattended Children in Cars Prevention. Also see Purple Ribbon Gifts.
WHITE - Adoption, Anti-Pornography, Anti-War, Blindness, Bone Disease and Cancer, Elderly Affairs, Hernia, Osteoporosis, Postpartum Depression, Retinoblastoma, Scoliosis, Stalking Prevention, Teen Pregnancy Prevention.
BLACK - Accidents, Cirrhosis, Gang Violence Prevention, Gun Control, Melanoma, Mourning, Narcolepsy, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders, Trauma.
BROWN - Anti-Tobacco, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Familial Polyposis.
GRAY - Allergies, Aphasia, Asthma, Encephalitis, Brain Cancer, Brain Tumors, Diabetes, Hypoglycemia. Also see Gray Ribbon Gifts.
SILVER - Brain Disorders and Disabilities, Developmental Learning Disorders, Disabled Children, Dyslexia, Elderly Abuse, Encephalitis, Niemann-Pick Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Schizophrenia, Sciatica, VACTERL Association.
LIME GREEN - Celiac Disease, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Genetic Disorders, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Ivemark Syndrome, Lyme Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Infections (STD/STI).
TEAL - Agoraphobia, Anxiety Disorders, Batten Disease, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Ectodermal Dysphasia, Food Allergies, Fragile X Syndrome, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Ovarian Cancer, Panic Disorder, Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), Rape and Sexual Assault, Stress Disorder, Uterine Cancer.
TURQUOISE - Addiction Recovery, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Interstitial Cystitis, Native American Reparations.
BURGUNDY - Adhesions, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS), Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM), Brain Aneurysm, Cesarean Section, Disabled Adults, Headaches, Hereditary Hemochromatosis, Hospice Care, Meningococcal Meningitis, Migraines, Multiple Myeloma, Post-Polio Syndrome, Sickle-Cell Anemia, Sturge-Weber Syndrome, Williams Syndrome.
PERIWINKLE - Acid Reflux Disease, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Eating Disorders, Eosinophilic Disorders, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Small Intestine Cancer, Stomach Cancer.
GOLD - Childhood Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma.
ORCHID or VIOLET - Hodgkin's Disease, Testicular Cancer.
PINK or HOT PINK - Birth Parents, Breast Cancer, Cleft Palate or Lip, Nursing Mothers, Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Also see Pink Ribbon Gifts.
PEARL or CREAM - Emphysema, Lung Disease and Cancer, Mesothelioma, Paralysis, Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Disorders, Spinal Muscular Atrophy.
LAVENDER - Cancer, Caregiver, Foster Care, Gynecological Cancer, Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis, Infantile Spasms, Rett Syndrome.
LIGHT BLUE - Addison's Disease, Behçet's Disease, Chronic Illness, DiGeorge Syndrome, Graves' Disease, Hyperaldosteronism, Lymphedema, Men's Health, Pro-Choice, Prostate Cancer, Scleroderma, Spay and Neuter Pet Procedures, Thyroid Disease, Trisomy 18.
Multi-Colored Cause and Campaign Ribbons
ORCHID and ORANGE - Eczema, Psoriasis.
PEARL and WHITE - Lung Cancer for Non-Smokers.
PINK and LIGHT BLUE - Amniotic Fluid Embolism, Baby Safe Haven, Birth Defects, Cot Death, Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Infant Loss, Infertility, Male Breast Cancer, Miscarriage, Pregnancy Loss, Premature Birth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Stillbirth, Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome. Also see Pink Ribbon Gifts.
PURPLE and BLUE - Pediatric Stroke, Rheumatoid Arthritis.
PINK and TEAL - Hereditary Breast Cancer.
WHITE and TEAL - Cervical Cancer.
SILVER and GOLD - Deafness, Ear Related Disorders and Diseases, Hearing Impairment or Loss, Ménière's Disease, Tinnitus.
WHITE and RED - Aplastic Anemia, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Head and Neck Cancer, Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia or Osler's Disease, Squamous or Basal Cell Carcinoma.
RED and BLUE - Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), Noonan Syndrome (NS), Pulmonary Fibrosis, Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
RED and PURPLE - Desmoplastic Small Round Cell Tumor (DSRCT).
YELLOW and BLUE - Down Syndrome, Hero Campaign for Designated Drivers.
BLACK and WHITE - Anti-Racism, Diversity, Transitions.
BLACK and GOLD - Platelet Donor.
WHITE, RED and WHITE - Oral Cancer.
BLACK, WHITE and BLACK - Vaccine Awareness.
BLACK and WHITE PINSTRIPE - Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Carcinoid Cancer, Lou Gehrig's Disease.
R A I N B O W - Gay Pride, Same Sex Marriage.
R A I N B O W JIGSAW PUZZLE - Asperger Syndrome, Autism.
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