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Meaning of Awareness Colors

Ribbon Color Meanings
Yellow ribbon Yellow ribbon
  • Traditional (in the U.S. and in Canada) symbol of support for military forces, especially those deployed overseas and in conflicts.
  •  bladder cancer, spina bifida, endometriosis, sarcoma
White ribbon White ribbon
  • victims of terrorism, violence against women, peace, right to life, bone cancer, adoptees, and retinal blastoma
Blue ribbon Blue ribbon
  • drunk driving, child abuse, Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), the victims of hurricane Katrina,
  • dystonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS),
  • alopecia, Education, Epstein-Barr Virus,
  •  colon cancer (alternative ribbon color: brown), colorectal cancer (alternative ribbon color: brown)
Orange ribbon Orange ribbon
  • leukemia, hunger, cultural diversity, humane treatment of animals, and self-injury awareness 
Zebra-print ribbon Zebra-print ribbon
  • Carcinoid & Neuroendocrine tumor awareness
    Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome awareness
    Endocrine Cancer
  • Primary Immunodeficiency
    Rare Disease awareness
    Vaccine Awareness
Jade ribbon Green Ribbon
  • childhood depression, missing children, open records for adoptees, environmental concerns,
  • kidney cancer, tissue/organ donation,
Lime Ribbon Lime green ribbon
Blue Jeans Denim Ribbon Light Blue Ribbon
Purple ribbon Purple ribbon
Lavender ribbon Lavender ribbon
Red ribbon Red ribbon
Red ribbon Black ribbon
  • 9/11 - This ribbon is a sign of mourning for those lost in the September 11th (9/11) attack.
  • Melanoma awareness
  • Mourning & remembrance of the Virginia Tech massacre
  • Narcolepsy
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (Now known as Primary Biliary Cholangitis)
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
pink ribbon Pink ribbon
  • Breast Cancer awareness
Teal ribbon Teal ribbon
Puzzle awareness ribbon Multi Color Ribbon
Silver awareness ribbon Grey Ribbon


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Please understand that we can not list all awareness color ribbons. For your convenience we have listed  some of the common awareness colors and searched out their meanings. 


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