Awareness Ribbon Colors and Their Meanings

The most complete list of awareness ribbons, cancer ribbons, and all awareness ribbon colors. The meaning of the Awareness Ribbons are based on their color or color combination. Many illnesses and causes use the awareness ribbon as their symbols of support or awareness, so there is often more than one cause for each color ribbon. Also, several causes may use an alternate color of ribbon, so the cause may appear in multiple listings.

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amber awareness ribbonAmber Ribbon Appendix Cancer
black white stripe awareness ribbonBlack, White, and Black (three stripes)Vaccine Danger
black and light blue awareness ribbonBlack and Light Blue RibbonLoss of a Son (also black and navy blue for loss of an older son)
Loss of a Brother
black and pink awareness ribbonBlack and Pink RibbonBone Marrow Donow (also green ribbon)
Loss of a Daughter
Loss of a Sister
black and white awareness ribbonBlack and White RibbonAnti-Corruption
Carcinoid Syndrome Cancer (also zebra stripes)
Diversity (also orange ribbon)
Vaccine Awareness
Black Ribbon Accidents (general designation)
Amish Support
Gun Control
Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
Skin Cancer (also orange ribbon)
Sleep Apnea
Sleep Disorders
Students for Gun Control
Trauma Awareness
blue white pink ribbonBlue, White and Pink (three stripes)Parental Alienation Syndrome
Blue and Green RibbonIntracranial Hypertension (Pseudotumor Cerebri)
Blue and Silver RibbonLiving or Coping with Cancer
Blue and White RibbonIn Memory of Columbine
Teen Cancer
Blue and Yellow RibbonDesignated Drivers (The Hero Campaign)
Down Syndrome
Fatty Oxidation Disorders
blue paisley ribbonBlue Paisley RibbonThyroid Disease (also light blue ribbon)
Blue RibbonAcute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
Anal Cancer
Angelman Syndrome
Ankylosing Spondylitis
Bracial Plexus Injury
Brain Injury (also green)
Child Abuse Prevention
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) (also silver)
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) - also known as Chronic Fatigue and Immune Dysfunction Syndrome (CFIDS), and Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME)
Colon Cancer
Colorectal Cancer (also blue ribbon)
Cri Du Chat Syndrome
Crime Victims Rights
Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
Dysautonomia (also turquoise)
Epstein-Barr Virus (EBV)
Erb's Palsy
Familial Polyposis
Free Speech
Guillian Barre Syndrome
Huntington's Disease
Hurricane Support
Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) - also known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
Police Officers Lost in the Line of Duty (thin blue line between two black lines)
Polio Awareness
Primary Immunodeficiency Disease (PIDD)
Rectal Cancer
Restless Leg Syndrome
Reyes Syndrome
Save the Music
Second Hand Smoke
Sensory Processing Disorder (reflex blue shade)
Sex Trafficking and Slavery
Short Bowel Syndrome
Steven Johnson Syndrome
Teens Against Smoking
Transverse Myelitis
Water Quality
Water Safety (flooding, drowning and accidents)
Brown RibbonAnti-Tobacco
Colon Cancer (also blue ribbon)
Colorectal Cancer (also blue ribbon)
Familial Polyposis
Tobacco Awareness
burgundy and white ribbonBurgundy and WhiteLaryngeal Cancer
Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Head and Neck Cancers
Pharyngeal Cancer
Throat Cancer
Burgundy RibbonAdhesions
Anitphospholipid Antibody Syndrome
AV Malformation
Brain Aneurysm
Cesarean Sections
Children Under Diagnosed or Misdiagnosed with Rare Disorders or Diseases
Cystic Hygroma
Disabled Adults
Factor V Leiden
Headaches and Migraines
Hemangioma and Vascular Malformation
Hereditary Hemochromatosis
Hirschsprung's Disease (Congenital Megacolon)
Hospice Care
Hughes Syndrome
Lymphatic Malformation
Meningococcal Meningitis
Multiple Myeloma
Polio Survivor
Post-Polio Syndrome
Sickle Cell Anemia
Sturge-Weber Syndrome
Thrombophilia and other Coagulation or Blood Factor Disorders
William's Syndrome
Clear RibbonLung Cancer or Lung Disease
Copper RibbonMenkes Disease
Cranberry RibbonTMJ
Cream RibbonParalysis
Spinal Cord Injury (also green ribbon)
Spinal Diseases or Disorders
Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
Dark Blue & Light Blue with a Teardrop RibbonHydrocephalus or Hydrocephaly (also yellow)
Emerald Green RibbonHomeopathy Awareness
Liver Cancer (also yellow)
Liver Disease (also yellow)
Fuchsia (Magenta) RibbonFeminism
Gold and Black RibbonPlatelet Disorders and Diseases
Gold and Silver RibbonHearing Disorders
Hearing Impairments
Meniere's Disease
Gold RibbonBreast Feeding (The Gold Standard)
Childhood Cancer (Pediatric Cancer)
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Embryonal Rhabdomysarcoma
type 1 diabetes ribbonGray and Blue Ribbon (with a red dot)Type 1 Diabetes
Gray RibbonAllergies
Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
Brain Cancer
Brain Tumor
Juvenile Diabetes
Mental Illness Awareness
Parkinson's Disease
congenital gender variations ribbon
Green, Yellow, and Green Ribbon (three stripes)Congenital Gender Variations
Green RibbonAdrenal Cancer
Bile Duct Cancer
Bipolar Disorder
Bone Marrow Transplants and Donation
Cerebral Palsy
Childhood Depression Awareness
Cornelia de Lange Syndrome
Depression (both adults and children)
Eye Injuries
Fanconi's Syndrome
Fibrodysplasia Ossificans Progressiva
Freedom Awareness
Go Green
Growth and Rebuilding
Kidney Cancer (also orange)
Kidney Disease
Kidney Donation
Literacy Awareness
Living Organ Donation
Manic Depression
Medical Marijuana
Mental Health (also lime green)
Mental Illness
Mental Retardation
Missing Children
Mitochondrial Disease
Nephrotic Syndrome
Neural Tube Defects
Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
Save Darfur
Save the Earth
Spinal Cord Injury (also cream ribbon)
Stem Cell Donor
Stem Cell Research
Tissue and Organ Donation or Transplants
Tourette Syndrome (also teal)
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Von Hipple Lindau
Worker and Driving Safety
Hot Pink RibbonCleft Palate/Lip
Inflammatory Breast Cancer
ivory burgundy ivory ribbonIvory, Burgundy, Ivory (three stripes)Laryngeal Cancer
Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Head and Neck Cancers
Pharyngeal Cancer
Throat Cancer
Ivory Lace RibbonOsteoporosis
Jade RibbonAsian and Pacific Islander Campaign by ALC to Raise Liver Cancer and Hepatitis B Awareness
Kaleidoscope PatternFluoroquinolone Awareness (also purple)
Lavender and White (two stripes)Awareness for Missing and Unidentified Persons
Lavender RibbonAll Cancers (general cancer awareness)
Epilepsy (also purple)
Foster Care or Foster Parents
Gynecologic Cancer (also teal ribbon)
Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis
Infantile Spasms
Rett Syndrome
light pink and blue ribbonLight Baby Pink and Baby Blue RibbonAmniotic Fluid Embolism
Baby Safe Haven
Birth Defects
Hyperemesis Graviduram
Male Breast Cancer
Pregnancy and Infant Loss
Premature Birth
Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (also with two daisies in the center for identical twins, three for triplets)
Light Blue RibbonAddison's Disease
Behcets Disease
Chronic Illness
Cushing Syndrome
Digeorge Sequence
Edward's Syndrome
Graves Disease
Klinefelter's Syndrome
Men's Health
Pro Choice
Prostate Cancer
Shprintzen Syndrome
Spay or Neuter Pets
Thyroid Disease (also blue paisley ribbon)
Trisomy 18
Velo-Cardio Facial Syndrome
Light Green RibbonCeliac Disease
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Human Papilloma Virus (HPV)
Pelvic Pain (chronic)
Sexually Transmitted Diseases
STD Awareness
light blue white pink ribbonLight Pink, White and Light BlueGroup B Strep (newborns)
Lime Green and Aqua RibbonAdult Stem Cell Donor
Lime Green RibbonDuchenne Muscular Dystrophy
Ivemark Syndrome
Lyme Disease
Mental Health (also green)
Muscular Dystrophy
Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Sandhoff Disease
Support for Adoptees Rights to Open Adoption Records that have been Sealed
Mint Green RibbonAutosomal Recessive PKD
Chromosome Disorders
Congenital Hepatic Fibrosis
Genetic Disorders
Ivemark Syndrome
navy blue and white pinstripe ribbonNavy Blue and White PinstripesALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease
Orange, Green, Blue, Purple, YellowSTD Awareness (also light green)
orange and blue awareness ribbonOrange and Blue RibbonPediatric Bipolar Awareness (top orange, bottom blue)
orange and green awareness ribbonOrange and Green RibbonDual Diagnosis
Ritual Abuse
orange and maroon awareness ribbonOrange and Maroon RibbonVirginia Tech Tragedy
orange and red awareness ribbonOrange and Red RibbonMyeloproliferative Disorders
Orange RibbonAgent Orange Exposure
Cultural Diversity and Racial Tolerance
Deep Vein Thrombosis
Highway and Road Worker Memorial
Kidney Cancer
Motorcyclist Safety
Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD)
Self Injury
Skin Cancer (with a sun in the center of the loop) (also black ribbon)
Underage Drinking
Work Zone Safety
Orchid and Orange RibbonEczema
Pale Yellow RibbonSpina Bifida
Peach RibbonAlpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency
Endometrial Cancer
Uterine Cancer
Pearl and White RibbonLung Cancer (Non-Smoker)
Pearl RibbonEmphysema
Lung Cancer or Lung Disease
Waldenstrom's Macroglobulinemia
Periwinkle RibbonAcid Reflux
Anorexia Nervosa
Bulimia Nervosa
Eating Disorders
Eosinophilic Disorders
Esophageal Cancer
Gastric Cancer
Gastroesophageal Reflux
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Pulmonary Hypertension
Small Intestine Cancer
Stomach Cancer
congenital diaphragmatic hernia awareness ribbonPink, Blue and Yellow with White CloudsCongenital Diaphragmatic Hernia
Pink and Blue RibbonGenital Integrity
Infant Loss
Pink and Gold RibbonPhyllodes Tumors
Pink RibbonBirth Parents
Breast Cancer
Nursing Mothers
purple and black awareness ribbonPurple and Black RibbonNecrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC)
Paranormal Awareness
Purple and Blue RibbonChildhood or Pediatric Stroke
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Purple and Green RibbonHospice and Pallative Care
Purple and Red RibbonDesmoplastic Cancer
purple and turquoise ribbonPurple and TurquoiseRibbonMixed Connective Tissue Disease
Purple and Yellow RibbonAutoimmune Hepatitis
Chemical Injury (all diseases, disorders, pain, discomfort, or hurt etc. arising from exposure to a chemical substance)
Lupus with Endometriosis
Purple RibbonADD
Alzheimer’s Disease
Animal Abuse
Anti-Gay Bullying (spirit day)
Arnold Chiari Malformation
Cancer Survivor (all kinds)
Childhood Hemiplegia and Stroke
Children Left Unattended in Cars
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease
Crohn's Disease and Colitis
Cystic Fibrosis (also purple ribbon with red rose)
Domestic Violence
GIST Cancer
Hurler Syndrome
Macular Degeneration
Mesh Awareness
Mucolipidoses Thyroid Cancer
Pancreatic Cancer
Pancreatitisis Chronic
Religious Tolerance
Sjogren's Syndrome
The Homeless
The Victims of 9/11 (includes police and firefighters)
Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
Purple Ribbon with a Red RoseCystic Fibrosis (also purple ribbon)
puzzle awareness ribbonPuzzle RibbonAsperger Syndrome
rainbow awareness ribbonRainbow RibbonGay Pride or Rights Movement
Same Sex Marriages
red white blue awareness ribbonRed, White, and Blue Ribbon9/11 Victims
Fireworks Safety
National Support
WTC Heros
WTC Victims
red white red awareness ribbonRed, White and Red (three stripes)Leukemia and Lymphoma
Red and Black RibbonMurder Victims (both adults and children)
Self Harm or Self Injury (ASHIC Designation)
Red and Blue RibbonCongenital Heart Defects (red and blue with a heart or red, blue and red with stripes)
Congenital Heart Disease
Hypo Plastic Left Heart Syndrome
Noonan's Syndrome
Pulmonary Fibrosis
Red and White RibbonAplastic Anemia
Head and Neck Cancers
Hereditary Hemmorrhagic Telangiectasia
MDS and other Bone Marrow Diseases (AA & MDSIF Designation)
Oral Cancer
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Red and Yellow RibbonHepatitis C Virus (HCV)
HIV/HCV Co-Infection
Teen Abstinence
Red RibbonAIDS/HIV
Alcohol Substance and Drug Abuse (includes inhalants)
Blood Cancer
Bone Marrow
Cardiovascular Disease
Congestive Heart Failure, Heart Defects, and Heart Disease
Dare (Drug Abuse Resistance Education)
Diamond-Blackfan Anemia
Disaster Relief
Epidermolysis Bullosa
Evans Syndrome
Factor XI Deficiency
Heart Disease
High Blood Pressure
Long Q-T Syndrome
MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving)
Marfan Syndrome
Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome (POTS) (also turquoise)
Project Red Flag
Supraventicular Tachycardia
Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic
Von Willebrand's Disease
Wegener's Granulomatosis
Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)
Red with a Gold OutlineNeonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia (NAIT) Awareness
Silver, White, Baby Blue, and Baby Pink
(colors run left to right along the ribbon)
Congenital Hyperinsulinism
Silver RibbonBell's Palsy
Children with Physical or Learning Disabilities
Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT) (also blue)
Elderly Abuse
Parkinson's Disease (also grey ribbon)
Sciatic Pain
The Silver Ribbon Campaign for the Brain for the Brain Disorders and the Disabilities- Includes Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
teal blue pink ribbonTeal, Blue, and PinkThyroid Cancer (Thyca Designation)
Teal and Pink RibbonHereditary Breast Cancer or a Combo Ribbon for Gynecological and Breast Cancers
Teal and Purple RibbonDomestic Violence and Sexual Assault
Teal and White RibbonCervical Cancer
Teal RibbonAgoraphobia
Anxiety Disorder
Batten Disease
Dissociative Identity Disorder
Ectodermal Dysphasia
Food Allergies
Fragile X
Gynecologic Cancer (also lavender ribbon)
Interstitial Cystitis (also turquoise)
MRSA Awareness
Myasthenia Gravis
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Ovarian Cancer
Panic or Stress Disorders (includes PTSD)
Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS)
Polycytsic Kidney Disease
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
Sexual Abuse
Sexual Assault
Substance Abuse
Tourette Syndrome (Tourette's) (TSA designation) (also green ribbon)
Uterine Fibroids (Leiomyomata)
Turquoise RibbonAddiction Recovery
Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH)
Interstitial Cystitis (IC network designation) (also teal)
Native American Reparations
Violet RibbonTesticular Cancer (also yellow ribbon)
White RibbonAdoption
Anti-Child Pornography on the Internet
Bones Disease and Bone Cancer
Child Exploitation
Child Sexual Abuse/Assault
Community Support
Congenital Cataracts
Elderly Affairs
Gay-Teen Suicide
Hernia Awareness
Holocaust Remembrance
Hope and Support
Molestation Survivor
Multiple Hereditary Exostoses
On-Line Sexual Predator
Opposition to the War
Postpartum Depression Survivors
Retinal Blastoma
Right to Life
Severe Combined Immune Deficiency Disease (SDIC) and SCID Newborn Screening
Sex Trafficking and Slavery (efforts via the childrens anti-pornography and men working to end violence against women groups in 55 countries)
Sexual Assault of Students
Teen Pregnancy Prevention
Victims of Terrorism
White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood: to Ensure Pregnancy and Childbirth are Safe for all Women and Newborns in every Country Around the World
White Ribbon Campaign: Men Working to end Violence Against Women
Marriage Equality (white ribbon with a double knot tied in the middle)
Yellow, Lime Green, Orange, Aqua, Hot PinkMyelodysplatic Syndrome
Yellow RibbonAdenosarcoma
Adoptive Parents
Bladder Cancer
Bone Cancer/Osteosarcoma
Canadian Cancer Society
Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
Complementary/Alternative Medicine
Equality Awareness
Ewing's Sarcoma
Genocide Awareness
Gulf War Awareness
Hope in General
Hydrocephalus or Hydrocephaly (also dark blue and light blue with teardrop)
Liver Cancer (also emerald green)
Liver Disease (also emerald green)
Missing Children (Amber Alert)
Myxoid Liposarcoma
Sarcoma (with or without a sunflower)
Support the Troops
Spina Bifida
Suicide Prevention
Testicular Cancer (also violet ribbon)
zebra awareness ribbonZebra RibbonCarcinoid & Neuroendocrine Tumor
Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
Endocrine Cancer
Primary Immunodeficiency
Rare Disease Awareness
Vaccine Awareness

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Awareness Ribbon Colors and Meanings