Awareness Ribbons

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

Awareness ribbons are symbols meant to show support for or raise consciousness about a cause, with different colors and patterns associated with different issues. Many activist groups and social reform organizations have adopted these ribbons as a badge of identification. As a result, a single color or pattern can often signify multiple issues, and some causes may also be represented by more than one color.

Most contemporary awareness ribbons - those that are mass-produced - share the uniform shape depicted here, as they are often worn pinned to clothing. However, a correctly-colored ribbon in any shape or size can signify allegiance to a cause, regardless of where it is placed.

Symbols in this category:

Red and gold awareness ribbon

Represents neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia (NAIT) awareness.

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Red awareness ribbon

The red awareness ribbon represents several causes:

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Red awareness ribbon with yellow and black stripes

Represents choking game awareness/advocacy.

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Red, white and blue awareness 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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Severe Myalgic Encephalomyelitis Awareness Day ribbon

The Severe ME Awareness ribbon is royal blue.

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Silver awareness ribbon

The silver awareness ribbon represents several causes:

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Teal and white awareness ribbon

Represents cervical cancer awareness.

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Teal awareness ribbon

The teal awareness ribbon represents numerous causes:

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Teal awareness ribbon

The teal awareness ribbon was adopted as a symbol of sexual assault awareness and prevention.

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The eight-pointed star

The eight-pointed star appears in cultures around the globe. Eight pointed stars – show up in a variety of different cultures.

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Two-tone blue and purple awareness ribbon

Represents rheumatoid arthritis awareness.

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Violet awareness ribbon

Represents Hodgkin's lymphoma (Hodgkin's Disease) awareness

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White awareness ribbon

The white awareness ribbon represents several causes, mostly political in nature:

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Yellow awareness ribbon

The yellow awareness ribbon represents several causes:

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Zebra-print awareness ribbon

The zebra-print awareness ribbon represents several causes:

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