First of all, i thought there are 4-5 ribbons that dedicated to some cancer awareness. But I was wrong, thinking that there are only pink and red ribbons dedicated to breast and AIDS awareness.
The first ribbon that was represented as a meaningful object in history was the YELLOW RIBBON that was mentioned in a marching song, which was sung by the military in the US.
So, this is a list of awareness ribbons; some causes may also be represented by more than one color.
Pearl, white or clear ribbon - Lung Cancer awareness.
White ribbon - Multiple Hereditary Exostoses, White Ribbon Campaign, The white ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood (woman's christian temperance union); awareness for Severe Combined Immune Deficiency disease and SCID newborn screening; also symbol of distruct to the official results of elections to the Russian State Duma, held 4 december, 2011.
Zebra-print Ribbon - Rare Disease, Carcinoid&Neuroendocrine tumor, Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome awareness
Yellow Ribbon - Soldier support, bone cancer, Giving prisoners a second chance at life; endometriosis, suicide prevention awareness, Cory Aquino's Death (11th President of the Philippines, jan 25 1933 - august 1, 2009, colon cancer), Remembering Black Saturday Bushfire victims
Puzzle Ribbon - autism, child-to-child care and development awareness
Cloud ribbon - congenital diapragmatic hernia awareness
Grey, blue with Blood drop "Type 1 Diabetes" ribbon - Type 1 Diabetes awareness
Blue ribbon - Transverse Myelitis, Child Abuse, Bullying Bullying awareness, Von Hippel–Lindau disease, Tuberous Sclerosis, Human trafficking and sex slavery awareness, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, 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 recreationists;
Hydranencephaly, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome awareness, Myalgic Encephalomyelitis, Addiction Recovery awareness; Osteogenesis Imperfecta (brittle bone disease) "Unbreakable Spirit" awareness
Indigo Ribbon - Targeted Individuals; MRSA
Light blue ribbon - Dysautonomia, Twin to Twin transfusion Syndrome awareness, Prostate cancer awareness, support for 2011 students protests in Chile
Jade Ribbon - Jade Ribbon Campaign awareness (about hepatits B and liver cancer)
Lime Ribbon - Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma awareness
Blue Jeans Denim Ribbon - Genetic disorder awareness
Purple Ribbon - Suicide Prevention, General Cancer awareness, Testicular Cancer Awareness, Anumak Cruetly, Crohn's and Colits Awareness Campaign, Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign, Drug Overdose Awareness, Migraine Awareness Ribbon, Spirit Day and victims of homophobia, Sarcoidosis awareness, Lupus, Arnold Chiari Malformation, Fibromyalgia awareness, Pagan Pride; Peripheral Neuropathy, Childhood Hemiplegia and stroke awareness, Cystic Fibrosis, Alzheimer's Disease, Pancreatic Cancer awareness; Worker's Memorial Day, March of Dives Awareness Ribbon, Hidradenitis Suppurativa Awareness ribbon, Orca Whale Awareness and Protection Ribbon, Child Neglect Awareness and Prevention Ribbon
Lavender ribbon - Epilepsy awareness, Craniosynostosis (craniokids.org), cancer awarenes - all kids
Periwinkle ribbon - Eating disorders awareness, stomach cancer, esophageal cancer, pulmonary hypertension awareness
Pink&Blue Ribbon - Pro-Life (US anti-abortion movement);Genital intefrity; Male Breast Cancer awareness; Inflammatory breast cancer; infertility awareness; infant loss awareness
Orange Ribbon - Free software, Leukemia awareness, Multiple Sclerosis awareness
Self Injury Awareness Day, Malnutrition awareness, Energy awareness in Nigeria
Kidney Cancer Association, ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)
Paramedics support in Argentina, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy Syndrome,
Muscular Dystrophy awareness
Red Ribbon - Software Freedom Campaign, AIDS awareness, Substance abuse, Vasculitis
Heart Disease, Epidermolysis Bullosa Awareness
Gray Ribbon - Borderline personality Disorder Awareness, deabetes awareness, brain cancer awareness, asthma awareness, Alpha1 Antitrypsin Deficency Awareness
Black ribbon - 9/11; Terrorist attack in Turkey; Mourning and remembrance of the Virginia Tech Massacre; melanoma, black lung, death awareness, transgender hate crime awareness, Awareness for suicide, bulimia, anorexia, self-harm, etc.
Pink ribbon - Breast cancer awareness
Light green ribbon - Kimidori Ribbon Project
Green ribbon - Depression awareness, traumatic brain injury awareness and support, cerebral palsy awareness and support, CMV awareness and support, aging research awareness, celiac disease, lyme disease, organ transplantant and organ donation awareness, Kidney Cancer, Environmental protection, Mitochondrial disease awareness, Pedestrian Safety, Craniosynostosis awareness, Bipolar Disorder awareness, close down green hill campaign, support our public school students and teachers, tourettes syndrome awareness
Teal ribbon - scleroderma, Interstital cystilis and bladder pain syndrome awareness and support, polycystic ovarian syndrome awareness and support, polycystic Kidney disease, gynecological cancer, ovarian cancer, Myastenia Gravis awareness, Tsunami Victims, Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia awareness, Anti Bullying Awareness, Military sexual trauma awareness, anxiety disorder awareness, post traumatic stress disorder awareness
Teal&white ribbon - Cervical cancer awareness
Violet ribbon - Hodgikin's Lymphoma awareness
Gold ribbon - Childhood cancer awareness
Silver Ribbon, Burgundy Ribbon, Red&Blue Ribbon, Red&Black Ribbon, Red&White&Blue ribbon
Orange&Black ribbon, Blue&Black ribbon, Houndstooth ribbon, Olive&green ribbon, Red&Gold ribbon
Purpke and Red ribbon, Burundy&Ivory ribbon, Two tone Blue and purple ribbon, Red with yellow and black stripes ribbon, Purple and blue striped ribbon
how many ribbons you've known before reading article?
Is in this article something new for you?
Which ribbon(s) are you currently supporting?