Awareness Ribbons

This page lists all the various symbols in the Awareness Ribbons category.

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.

Symbols in this category:

black ribbon

The black ribbon represents several awareness causes:

* terrorist attacks in Turkey; a sign of mourning for those lost in the terrorist attacks

* Wiccan/Pagan rights and awareness

* 9/11 - This ribbon is a sign of mourning for those lost in the 11 September attack

* mourning and remembrance of the Virginia Tech massacre

* melanoma awareness

* black lung awareness

* transgender hate crime awareness

* awareness for suicide, bulimia, anorexia, self-harm, etc.

*Primary biliary cirrhosis awareness

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blue and black ribbon

The blue and black ribbon represents several groups:

* Concern of Police Survivors (COPS): Support Law Enforcement

* ocular melanoma (choroidal melanoma/uveal melanoma)

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blue ribbon

The blue ribbon represents:

* dysautonomia awareness

* transverse myelitis awareness

* child abuse awareness

* violent physical or sexual child abuse in memory of victims)

* bullying awareness (usually worn as a silicone band in support and memory of victims)

* Von Hippel–Lindau disease awareness

* tuberous sclerosis awareness

* 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 recreation

* hydranencephaly awareness

* chronic fatigue syndrome awareness

* myalgic encephalomyelitis awareness

* addiction-recovery awareness

* osteogenesis imperfecta (brittle-bone disease)

* "Unbreakable Spirit" awareness

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burgundy and ivory ribbon

Head and Neck Cancer awareness.

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Burgundy/Maroon Ribbon

The burgundy ribbon represents awareness for:

- Hirschsprung's Disease awareness

- Multiple Myeloma awareness

- Adults with disabilities awareness and support

- Amyloidosis support

- Oral cancer awareness

- Brain aneurysm awareness

- Headaches and migraines

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cloud ribbon

congenital diaphragmatic hernia awareness

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Flag of Malta

The Flag of Malta (Maltese: Bandiera ta' Malta) is a basic bi-color, with white in the hoist and red in the fly. A representation of the George Cross, awarded to Malta by George VI in 1942 is carried, edged with red, in the canton of the white stripe

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gold ribbon

Childhood cancer awareness

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gray ribbon

The gray ribbon represents:

* 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

* alpha 1-antitrypsin deficiency awareness

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green ribbon

The green ribbon represents several awareness causes:

* Glaucoma Awareness

* depression awareness

* traumatic brain injury awareness and support

* cerebral palsy awareness and support

* aging research awareness

* celiac disease

* Lyme disease

* organ transplant and organ donation awareness

* kidney cancer (also known as renal cell carcinoma) awareness

* environmental protection

* mitochondrial disease awareness

* pedestrian safety

* craniosynostosis awareness (varied organizations)

* bipolar disorder awareness

* Close Down Green Hill / Vivisection Campaign

* support our public school students and teachers

* Tourette syndrome awareness

* Mental Health Awareness

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grey and blue with blood drop

"type 1 diabetes" ribbon

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indigo ribbon

The indigo ribbon represents:

* targeted individuals (bullying, harassment, stalking, systematic harassment/stalking, etc.) awareness

* MRSA (blue)

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jade ribbon

Jade Ribbon Campaign awareness about hepatitis B and liver cancer.

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Lavender ribbon

The lavender ribbon represents:

* epilepsy awareness

* craniosynostosis awareness

* cancer awareness (all kinds)

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lime ribbon

The lime ribbon non-Hodgkin lymphoma awareness.

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Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Ribbon

This was designed and elected by Survivors of Necrotizing Fasciitis.

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Olive-green ribbon

In honor of the 65th anniversary of the complete liberation of Leningrad from the Nazi block during World War II; color refer to color blocks Medal for the Defense of Leningrad

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orange and black ribbon

Ribbon of Saint George; commemoration of World War II in Post-Soviet countries

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Orange ribbon

The orange ribbon represents:

* free software awareness/advocacy

* leukemia awareness

* multiple sclerosis awareness

* Self Injury Awareness Day

* malnutrition awareness

* energy awareness in Nigeria

* Kidney Cancer Association

* attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)

* paramedics support in Argentina

* reflex sympathetic dystrophy syndrome (RSD) / Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)

* muscular dystrophy awareness, Harley-Davidson Charity-Fonds supporting children suffering from muscle disease

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periwinkle ribbon

The periwinkle ribbon represents:

* eating disorders awareness (anorexia, bulimia and * eating disorder not otherwise specified (EDNOS)

* stomach cancer

* esophageal cancer

* pulmonary hypertension awareness

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pink and blue ribbon

The pink and blue ribbon represents:

* pro-life

* genital integrity

* male breast cancer awareness

* inflammatory breast cancer awareness

* infertility awareness

* infant loss awareness

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pink ribbon

Breast cancer awareness

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purple and red ribbon

Chronic migraine awareness (newly established by some migraine support groups)

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Purple ribbon

The purple ribbon represents numerous causes:

* suicide prevention

* general cancer awareness

* testicular cancer awareness

* animal cruelty/animal welfare

* domestic violence awareness

* drug overdose awareness

* migraine awareness

* Spirit Day and victims of homophobia

* Gilmore Awareness Campaign

* sarcoidosis awareness

* lupus awareness

* Arnold–Chiari malformation awareness

* fibromyalgia awareness

* Pagan Pride

* peripheral neuropathy awareness

* childhood hemiplegia and stroke awareness

* cystic fibrosis awareness

* Alzheimer's disease awareness

* pancreatic cancer awareness

* Workers' Memorial Day

* March of Dimes awareness

* hidradenitis suppurativa awareness

* orca whale awareness and protection

* child neglect awareness and prevention

* leiomyosarcoma

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purple- and blue-striped ribbon

mixed connective tissue disease (MCTD)

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Puzzle ribbon

The puzzle ribbon:

* autism awareness

* child-to-child care and development awareness

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Red and Black Ribbon

The Red and Black Ribbon is used on Atheist Solidarity Day.

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red and blue ribbon

The red and blue ribbon is the symbol for several causes:

* Haiti recovery and restoration awareness

* pulmonary fibrosis awareness

* Noonan Syndrome Awareness

* CHD (Congenital Heart Defect) Awareness

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Red and gold ribbon

neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT) awareness

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red ribbon

The red ribbon represents:

* Software Freedom Campaign

* AIDS awareness

* substance-abuse awareness (Red Ribbon Week is commonly held in American schools)

* vasculitis awareness

* heart disease awareness

* epidermolysis bullosa awareness

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red with yellow and black stripes ribbon

Choking game awareness/advocacy

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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)

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silver ribbon

The silver ribbon is the symbol for several awareness causes:

* brain disorders and disabilities, disability rights awareness

* ovarian cancer awareness (Australia)

* gynaecological cancer awareness (New Zealand)

* stalking awareness

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teal and white ribbon

Cervical cancer awareness

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teal ribbon

The teal ribbon represents several causes:

* scleroderma

* interstitial cystitis and bladder pain syndrome awareness and support

* sexual assault and sexual violence awareness and support

* dissociative identity disorder

* poly-cystic ovarian syndrome awareness and support

* poly-cystic kidney disease

* gynecologic cancer

* ovarian cancer

* myasthenia gravis awareness

* tsunami victims

* congenital diaphragmatic hernia awareness

* anti-bullying awareness

* military sexual trauma awareness

* anxiety disorder awareness

* post-traumatic stress disorder awareness

* A Million Dollar Gift - AMDG - For The Greater Glory of God

* trigeminal neuralgia awareness

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two-tone blue and purple ribbon

Rheumatoid arthritis awareness.

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Violet Ribbon

Hodgkin's lymphoma (Hodgkin's Disease) awareness

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White Ribbon

The white ribbon represents:

* multiple hereditary exostoses

* White Ribbon Campaign (what makes a man a man): working to end violence against women

* 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)

* to raise awareness for severe combined immune deficiency (SCID) and SCID newborn screening

* as a symbol of distrust to the official results of 4 December 2011 elections to the Russian State Duma

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Yellow ribbon

The yellow ribbon represents:

* armed-forces return

* bone cancer / osteosarcoma

* giving prisoners a second chance at life

* endometriosis awareness

* craniofacial acceptance (

* remembering Black Saturday Bushfire victims

* Corazon Aquino's death

* suicide-prevention awareness

* Liver Diseases Biliary Atresia.

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zebra-print ribbon

The zebra-print ribbon represents:

* rare-disease awareness

* carcinoid and neuroendocrine tumor awareness

* Ehlers–Danlos syndrome (EDS) awareness[

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