Awareness Ribbons

The Colors and What They Represent

This list contains the meaning of several ribbons.
The list certainly doesn't show every cause represented by each ribbon but contains the most common entries.


  • BLACK: Gang Prevention, Melanoma, Narcolepsy, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders, Primary Billiary Cirrhosis, Mourning, POW and MIA, Amish Support and Skin Cancer

  • BLACK, RED and GOLD: The Choking Game

  • BLACK and LIGHT BLUE: Loss of a son

  • BLACK and PINK: Bone Marrow Donor, loss of a daughter

  • BLUE: Osteoporosis, ARDS, Osteogenesis Imperfecta, Child Abuse, Huntington's Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Colon Cancer, Arthritis, Bowel Cancer, Child Abuse, Down Syndrome, Education, PKU, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Reyes Syndrome and Mental Health Awareness

  • BROWN: Anti-tobacco, Colorectal cancer

  • BURGUNDY: Hospice care, Multiple Myeloma, Cesarean Sections, Headaches and Migraines, Thrombophilia and other coagulation or blood factor disorders, Meningitis, Polio Survivor, Hughes Syndrome, Brain Aneurysm, Hirschsprung's Disease, Amyloidosis

  • GOLD: Childhood Cancer

  • GREEN: Tissue and Organ Donation or Transplants, Depression in Adults or Children, Bipolar Disorder, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Eye Injuries, Tourette's Syndrome, Bone Marrow Transplants and Donation, Fanconi's Syndrome, Von Hippel Lindau, Glaucoma, Leukemia, Fibrodysplasia Ossificans, Kidney Cancer or Kidney Disease, Neural Tube Defects, Mitochondrial Disease, Cerebral Palsy, Save Darfur, Stem Cell Research, Neurofibromatosis, Lissencephally, Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, Save The Earth, Go Green, Recycling, Medical Marijuana, Support Family Farms and Rural Communities

  • GRAY: Asthma, Brain Cancer, Brain Disorders, COPD, Hearing Impairment, Lung Cancer, and the March of Dimes

  • LIGHT BLUE: Prostate Cancer, Mens Health, Thyroid Disease, Lymphedema, Addison's Disease, Trisomy 18, Velo-Cardio Facial Syndrome, Klinefelter's Syndrome, Hyperaldosteronism, Scleroderma, Behcets Disease, Graves Disease, Shprintzen Syndrome, Edward's Syndrome

  • LIGHT GRAY: March of Dimes, and Disabled Persons

  • LIGHT PURPLE: All cancers (general cancer awareness), epilepsy, rett syndrome, foster care

  • LIME GREEN: Lymphoma, Lyme Disease, Muscular Dystrophy-wristband only, Sandhoff Disease

  • NAVY BLUE: Child Abuse Prevention, Arthritis, Free Speech, Crime Victims Rights, Hystiocytosis, Domestic Violence, Water Safety, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Interstitial Cystitis, Epstein-Barr Virus, Reyes Syndrome, Education, Short Bowel Syndrome, Myositis, Leukodystrophy, Hurricane Support, Police Officers Lost In The Line Of Duty

  • ORANGE: Children's Diabetes, Cultural Diversity, Racial Tolerance, Feral Cats, Motorcycle Safety, Underage Drinking, Deep Vein Thrombosis, Agent Orange Exposure, Hunger, Juvenile Diabetes, Leukemia, Multiple Sclerosis, Human Rights and Racial Tolerance

  • PEARL: Lung Cancer and Lung Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Mesothelioma, Emphysema, Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia

  • PERIWINKLE BLUE: Eating disorders, Pulmonary Hypertension, Stomach Cancer, GERD and IBS

  • PINK: Breast Cancer, Inflammatory Breast Cancer, Birth Parents, Metastatic Breast Cancer, and Nursing Mothers

  • PINK and BLUE: Pregnancy and infant loss, SIDS, Male breast cancer

  • PURPLE: Alzheimer's Disease, Animal Abuse, Domestic violence, Religious Tolerance, Victims of 9/11(includes police and firefighters), Pancreatic Cancer, Crohn's Disease and Colitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Leimyosarcoma, Macular Degeneration, Sjogren's Syndrome, Fibromyalgia, Lupus, Sarcoidosis, The Homeless, Mucolipidoses, Thyroid Cancer, ADD, ADHD, Cancer Survivor (this color is for that anyone who has survived cancer can wear), Pagan Pride, Arnold Chiari Malformation, Mucopolysaccharidosis, Hurler Syndrome, Children Left Unattended in Cars, Childhood or Pediatric Stroke, Anti-Gay Bullying (Spirit Day), Epilepsy (Purple Day)

  • PUZZLE: Asperger Syndrome and Autism

  • RAINBOW: Gay Pride

  • RED: HIV/AIDS, Blood Disorders, Blood Donors, Congenital Heart Defects, Diabetes, Firefighters, Head and Neck Cancer, Heart Disease, Alcohol Substance and Drug Abuse, MADD DARE, Stroke, Wolff-parkinson-White Syndrome Evans Syndrome

  • SILVER: The Silver Ribbon Campaign For The Brain© - Brain Disorders and Disabilities and also includes Traumatic Brain Injuries, Children with Physical or Learning Disabilities, Elderly Abuse, Stalking

  • TEAL: Cervical Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecological Cancer, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis, Sexual Assault, Agoraphobia, Tourette Syndrome and Uterine Cancer

  • WHITE: Blind and Vision Impairment, Bone Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Osteoporosis, Scoliosis, Innocence, Victims of Terrorism, Peace, Right to Life, Diabetes, Hypoglycemia, Hyperglycemia, Sexual Assault of Students, Retinal Blastoma, Adoption, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning (CO poisoning), Post Partum Depression

  • YELLOW: Support our Troops, POW/MIA, Suicide Prevention, Adoptive Parents, Spina Biffida, Missing Children or Amber Alert, Endometriosis, Sarcoma, Myxoid Liposarcoma, Bladder cancer, Liver Disease, Liver Cancer, Cholangiocarcinomas, Hydrocephalus or Hydrocephaly, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Genocide Awareness, Victorian Bushfire Disaster 09, Psteosarcoma, Ewing's Sarcoma, Chondrosarcoma


Please let us know if we are missing any colors or groups.



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