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  • Awareness Ribbon Colors and Meanings

    Awareness Ribbons

     

     

     

    It's the beginning of the year and we will be highlighting different causes each month. To kick things off, here is a  list of some of the common Awareness ribbon colors and causes.  This list is not necessarily all-inclusive, so please feel free to let us know if you would like another awareness ribbon or awareness cause added to our Awareness Ribbon Colors reference guide.

     

    Black Ribbon: Melanoma, Mourning POW-MIA, Suicide, Anti-Gang

    Black and Clear Ribbon: Street Racing Awareness

    Blue and Yellow Ribbon: Down's Syndrome Awareness

    Brown Ribbon: Colorectal Cancer Awareness

    Dark or Royal Blue Ribbon: Colon Cancer, Anti-Tobacco, Arthritis Awareness, Child Abuse Prevention, Crime Victim Rights, Domestic Violence, Drunk Driving, Education, Epstein-Barr Virus, Police Officers Lost in the Line of Duty, Reye's Syndrome, Huntington's Disease

    Gold Ribbon: Childhood Cancer Awareness

    Grey Ribbon: Diabetes Awareness, Asthma, Brain Cancer Awareness

    Green Ribbon: Kidney Cancer Awareness, Organ Donation, Bipolar Disorder, Cerebral Palsy Awareness, Glaucoma Awareness

    Lavender Ribbon: Epilepsy, Hysterectomy, Rett Syndrome, Testicular Cancer

    Light Blue Ribbon: Prostate Cancer, Thyroid Disease, Men's Health, Addison's Disease, Grave's Disease

    Multi-color (puzzle piece design): Autism Awareness

    Orange Ribbon: Leukemia, Lupus, Motorcyclist Safety, Multiple Sclerosis

    Pink Ribbon: Breast Cancer Awareness

    Pink and Blue Ribbon: Miscarriage, ARDS, Male Breast Cancer, SIDS Awareness

    Purple Ribbon: Thyroid Cancer, ADD, ADHD, Alzheimer's Disease, Animal Abuse, Cancer Survivor, Children with Disabilities, Crohn's Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Domestic Violence, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, Macular Degeneration, Pancreatic Cancer

    Red Ribbon: DUI Awareness, Heart Disease, HIV/AIDS, MADD, DARE, Substance Abuse

    Silver Ribbon: Abuse of the Elderly, Children with Disabilities, Diseases or Disorders of the Brain, Parkinson's Disease

    Teal Ribbon: Ovarian Cancer, Polycistic Ovarian Syndrome, Sexual Violence, Spaying and Neutering Pets, Substance Abuse, Tourette Syndrome, PTSD, Cervical Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Gynecological Cancer

    White Ribbon: Adoption, Bone Disease, Bone Cancer, Child Exploitation and Abuse, Free Speech, Innocence, Peace, Poverty Awareness, Purity, Student Sexual Assault, Victims of Terrorism

    Yellow Ribbon: Support our Troops, Adoptive Parents, Endometriosis, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease, Missing Children, Missing Persons, Suicide Prevention, Testicular Cancer

  • The Awareness Ribbon -- Showing your Support

    At one time or another, most people have either worn - or at least seen - an awareness ribbon; they have been around for many years. In the 1970’s the yellow ribbon surfaced, to show support for the safe return of soldiers, in the 1990’s the red ribbon began being used, to bring awareness for those affected by the AIDS epidemic, shortly after that we saw the pink ribbon worn in support of breast cancer – and today, we see awareness ribbons in all the colors of the rainbow and each one can represent several causes.   

    So what is an awareness ribbon and why do people choose to wear them? Well, the first reason is in the name itself – to raise awareness about a cause; which in turn can help raise funds to aid in supporting the cause. Merchandise like pins, magnets, key chains, bracelets, shirts, hats, etc. which have the ribbon of choice on it, are sold and most often a large percent if not all the funds raised, go to help the cause.

    Many people all have countless reasons for wearing an awareness ribbon, but they all boil down to the same reasons – they are a symbol which unite the supporters of the cause, they open the door to conversations about the cause, and last – and most importantly – they are a reminder that life, is so very precious and that every person matters.

    At Charming Chick we are proud to offer many awareness ribbon items that can be worn to show support and bring awareness to whichever cause (or causes) are near and dear to your heart. We have charms, hats, shirts, pins and much, much more.

     If you would like a full list of ribbons colors and the causes they represent Click Here. If you know of a cause that we do not have listed, please let us know, and we will be happy to include it.

     

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