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List of awareness ribbons

Fri Dec 7, 2012, 8:17 AM


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. 

Awareness Ribbions by sugarislife28

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 

More: 
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 

Red ribbon by BlueRavenAngel  Breast Cancer Stamp by Senzi  Until They All Come Home Stamp by stampsbyjesper  Autism Awareness by RuthlessDreams  Red and blue ribbon by BlueRavenAngel Liver Disease Awareness 1 by rabid-riolu  :thumb281745785:  BPD awareness by shadowlight-oak  Addiction Recovery Stamp by shadowlight-oak  ++ SI Awareness - Stamp 2 by dimruthien  

 how many ribbons you've known before reading article? 
Is in this article something new for you?
Which ribbon(s) are you currently supporting? 




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:iconlorreinegeralde:
lorreinegeralde Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm glad to know about all ribbon colours after reading this, especially when one ribbon colour have many meanings/interpretation. :omg:
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Arichy Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod: i was really suprised too!
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:iconlorreinegeralde:
lorreinegeralde Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
sometimes, I admit that it is important to learn any new knowledge around us. =)
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Katara-Alchemist Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Student General Artist
Oh wow! That's a lot of ribbons.
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Arichy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yes, a lot :heart:
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Requiemachina Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012
I seriously didnt know this!
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Arichy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:heart: glad to know that you've read this!
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WhenPigsFry Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod: I looked this up once and was surprised by the volume of ribbons myself. Wikipedia has some that aren't listed here, too! [link] :iconpinkribbonplz:
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Arichy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
:nod:
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Arichy Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
For me:

Yes, i knew about Pink ribbon (breast cancer awarenes), red ribbon (aids awareness), purple ribbon (spirit day awareness) and orange&black awareness

YES! Now I know so many ribbons, and trying to remember information about them all, because i want to know which ribbon i'm supporting.

Currently supporting: red, pearl, puzzle, green, pink, purple, orange&black ribbons
There are so many reasons why i'm supporting this.
My mom passed away (1st of april, 2012) with cancer (REALLY we don't know how many types of cancer she got! and still don't understand why, because she didn't deserve it!)
Orange&black ribbon - ribbon of saint george, It is widely associated with the commemoration of World War II and especially with the units who were awarded the collective Guard battle honours during the conflict. The ribbon consists of a black and orange bicolour pattern, with three black and two orange stripes. Its origins lay back in the times of the Russian Empire.
I'm supporting Spirit Day.
I'm supporting RED and you know why.
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