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Symbolic Meanings for Colorful Cause, Campaign and Awareness Ribbons

 

Many awareness ribbons are available to support significant causes - find a campaign that is meaningful to you by browsing our list of Awareness Ribbon colors below.

                         Campaign and Cause Ribbon Colors
RED
Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention, Cardiovascular Disease, Congenital Heart Defects and Disease, Driving Under The Influence (DUI), Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE), Disaster Relief, Heart Disease, Hemophilia, Hepatitis C, HIV/Aids, Hypertension and High Blood Pressure, Mother Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Pro-Life, Stroke, Tuberculosis (TB), Vasculitis, Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW), Also see Red Ribbon Gifts.
ORANGE
Addiction Recovery, Animal Protection, and Guardianship, Cultural Diversity, Hunger Awareness, Leukemia, Lupus, Lymphoma, Motorcycle Safety, Multiple Sclerosis (MS), Racial Tolerance, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD), Self Injury and Self Harm, World Harmony Day.
YELLOW
Amber Alert, Adoptive Parents, Bladder Cancer, Endometriosis, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Hydrocephalus, Liver Disease and Cancer, Missing Children, Military Development, Obesity, Support Our Troops, Spina Bifida, Prevention, Sarcoma. Also see Yellow Ribbon.

GREEN

Bipolar Disorder, Bone Marrow Donation, Cerebral Palsy, Depression, Environmental Protection, Eye Injury Prevention, Fanconi's Syndrome, Glaucoma, Kidney Disease and Cancer, Manic Depression, Mental Health, Mitochondrial Disease, Neurotransmitters, Organ Donation, Organ Transplant, Recycling, Stem Cell Donor and Research, Tourette's Syndrome, Worker Safety.
BLUE
Alopecia, Arthritis, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS), Cancer Survivor, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS), Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention, Colitis, Dystonia, Crohn's Disease, Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV), Gullian-Barre Syndrome (GBS), Erb's Palsy, Huntington's Disease, Leukodystrophy, Hurricane Katrina Victims, Myositis, Polio, Reye's Syndrome, Restless Legs Syndrome, Stevens-Johnson Syndrome (SJS), Water Safety, Von Hippel-Lindau Disease (VHL).
PURPLE
Alzheimer's Disease, Sarcoidosis, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Anti-Violence, Chronic Pancreatitis, Domestic Violence, Cystic Fibrosis, Epilepsy, Homelessness, Fibromyalgia, Religious Tolerance, Pancreatic Cancer, Sjogren's Syndrome, Thyroid Cancer, Victims and Heroes of September 11th, Unattended Children in Cars Prevention. Also see Purple Ribbon Gifts.
WHITE
Adoption, Anti-Pornography, Anti-War, Blindness, Bone Disease and Cancer, Elderly Affairs, Hernia, Osteoporosis, Postpartum depression, Retinoblastoma, Scoliosis, Stalking Prevention, Teen Pregnancy Prevention.
BLACK
Accidents, Cirrhosis, Gang Violence Prevention, Gun Control, Melanoma, Moruning, Narcolespy, Sleep Apnea, Sleep Disorders, Tramua.
BROWN

Anti-Tobacco, Colon Cancer, Colorectal Cancer, Familial Polyposis.

GRAY
Allergies, Aphasia, Asthma, Encephalitis, Brain Cancer, Brain Tumors, Diabetes, Hypoglycemia. Also see Gray Ribbon Gifts.
SILVER
Brain Disorders and Disabilities, Developmental Learning Disorders, Disabled Children, Dyslexia, Elderly Abuse, Encephalitis, Niemann-Pick Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Schizophrenia, Sciatica, VACTERL Association.

LIME GREEN
Celiac Disease, Chronic Pelvic Pain, Genetic Disorders, Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), Ivemark Syndrome, Lyme Disease, Muscular Dystrophy, Sexually Transmitted Disease and Infections (STD/STI).
TEAL
 Agoraphobia, Anxiety Disorders, Batten Disease, Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID), Ectodermal Dysphasia, Food Allergies, Fragile X Syndrome, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Ovarian Cancer, Panic Disorder, Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD), Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP), Rape and Sexual Assault, Stress Disorder, Uterine Cancer.
TURQUOISE
Addiction Recovery, Diaphragmatic Hernia, Interstitial Cystitis, Native American Reparations.

BURGUNDY

Adhesions, Antiphospholipid Antibody Syndrome (APS), Arteriovenous Malformation (AVI), Brain Aneurysm, Cesarean Section, Disabled Adults, Headaches, Hereditary Hemochromatosis, Hospice Care, Meningococcal Meningitis, Migraines, Multiple Myeloma, Post-Polio Syndrome, Sickle-Cell Anemia, Sturge-Weber Syndrome, Williams Syndrome.

PERIWINKLE
Acid Reflux Disease, Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, Eating Disorders, Eosinophilic Disorders, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome, Small Intestine Cancer, Stomach Cancer.
GOLD
Childhood Cancer, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma.
ORCHID or VIOLET
Hodgkins Disease, Testicular Cancer.
PINK or HOT PINK

Birth Parents, Breast Cancer, Cleft Palate, or Lip, Nursing Mothers, Inflammatory Breast Cancer. Also see Pink Ribbon Gifts.

PEARL or CREAM

Emphysema, Lung Disease and Cancer, Mesothelioma, Paralysis, Spinal Cord Injury, Spinal Disorders, Spinal Muscular Dystrophy.
LAVENDER
Cancer, Caregiver, Foster Care, Gynecological Cancer, Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis, Infantile Spasms, Rett Syndrome
LIGHT BLUE
Addison's Disease, Behcet's Disease, Chronic Illness, DiGeorge Syndrome, Graves` Disease, Hyperaldosteronism, Lymphedema, Men's Health, Pro-Choice, Prostate Cancer, Scleroderma, Spay and Neuter Pet Procedures, Thyroid Disease, Trisomy 18.
                            Multi Colored Cause and Campaign Ribbons
ORCHID and ORANGE

Eczema, Psoriasis.

PEARL and WHITE
Lung Cancer for Non-Smokers.
PINK and LIGHT BLUE
Amniotic Fluid Embolism, Baby Safe Haven, Birth Defects, Cot Death, Hyperemesis Gravidarum, Infant Loss, Infertility, Male Breast Cancer, Miscarriage, Pregnancy Loss, Premature Birth, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), Stillbirth, Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome. Also see Pink Ribbon Gifts.
PURPLE and BLUE
Pediatric Stroke, Rheumatoid Arthritis
PINK and TEAL
Hereditary Breast Cancer.
WHITE and TEAL
Cervical Cancer.
SILVER and GOLD
Deafness, Ear Related Disorders and Diseases, Hearing Impairment or Loss, Meniere's Disease, Tinnitus.
WHITE and RED
Aplastic Anemia, Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT), Head and Neck Cancer, Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia or Osler's Disease, Squamous or Basal Cell Carcinoma.
RED and BLUE
Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS), Noonan Syndrome (NS), Pulmonary Fibrosis, Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS), United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF).
RED and PRUPLE
Desmoplastic Small Round Cell tumor (DSRC).
YELLOW and BLUE

Down Syndrome, Hero Campaign for Designated Drivers.

BLACK and White
Anti-Racism, Diversity, Transactions.
BLACK and GOLD
Platelet Donor.
WHITE, RED and WHITE
Oral Cancer
BLACK, WHITE and BLACK
Vaccine Awareness
BLACK and WHITE PINSTRIPE
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Carcinoid Cancer, Lou Gehrig's Disease.
RAINBOW
Gay Pride, Same Sex Marriage

RAINBOW JIGSAW PUZZLE

 

Asperger Syndrome, Autism.

 

 

 

   Feelings or Characteristics

That Colors Represents

 

Different Colors Inspire

Different Personality, Characteristics or Responses.

 

 

RED: Red  is classified as the color of stimulation. It is associated with strength, energy and enthusiasm. The color of love, red awakens passionate emotions. Due to its relation to blood, red is often associated with pain. It is commonly chosen as a stand-out color to attract attention to warning or caution signs.

 

YELLOW: Yellow is an uplifting color that brings out the playful, youthful side to one's personality. The color of wisdom, yellow galvanizes mental processes and the nervous system. It is inspiring, confident and enhances concentration and communication.

 

PURPLE: Purple represents a balance between the stimulation of red and the calmness of blue. It is associated  with royalty, luxury, wealth, power, nobility, mystery and sophistication. It encourages creative and eccentric personalities. This uplifting color calms the nerves and the mind, much like the color blue.

 

ORANGE: A mixture of red and yellow, orange has positive effect on emotions. Seen as an anti-depressant, it encourages socialization and relieves negative feelings. It boosts curiosity and exploration of new things as well as stimulates activity. The citrus characteristics of orange encourages healthy eating and strengthen the immune system.

 

GREEN:The dominate color of the earth, green is the color of health and nature. It has a soothing quality that is relaxing not only physically, but mentally as well, as it relieves depression and anxiety. The color green symbolizes money, balance, healing, fertility and healthy eating.

 

BLUE: The opposite of red, blue is a cool, calming color. Blue is associated with commitment, sincerity, dependability and inspiration. Different shades of blue can evoke different emotions. For example, energetic blues express excitement and deeper blues represent wisdom.

 

PINK: A combination or red and white, pink represents a purer form of energy and passion. It also represents excitement, happiness, youthfulness and romance. It encourages confidence, action, love, friendship, relaxation and compassion.

 

BLACK: Not necessarily a color, black absorbs negativity and symbolizes the absence of color. It represents emptiness, void, mystery and darkness. Fear, the unknown, formality, elegance and sophistication are all associated with the color black.

 

WHITE:White is the color of purity. It represents things that are sacred such as angels and gods. It symbolizes innocence, goodness, sterility, peacefulness, cleanliness, safety, freedom and comfort. White encourages people to clear clutter and face obstacles.

 

GRAY: Independence, knowledge, self-reliance and wisdom are all represented by the true neutral color of gray. Because it is neither black or white, it portrays compromise. It also symbolizes loneliness and separation.