Awareness Ribbon Colors

An awareness ribbon is a piece of ribbon folded into a loop.  They are worn to draw attention to health and other issues, and provide a way for an individual to make a supportive statement.

The awareness ribbons have multiple associated meanings for each color, as numerous groups have adopted particular colors.  Occasionally, more than one color represents a cause or an issue.  It is sometimes difficult to determine what an individual, who wears or displays a ribbon, is supporting since many ribbons represent more than one meaning.  When an individual wears or possesses something that displays a particular ribbon and it's color, people tend to ask what their color stand for, an this gets people talking.  This is an excellent way to spread awareness.

Since it is almost impossible to know the meanings of every ribbon color, we’ve researched and complied a list of the most known reason of support for each colored ribbon.   If there are any medical conditions or issues that we’ve failed to list, or if we’ve inadvertently listed an incorrect color, please email us so we can update our website.  Any requests to update our information will be researched before publishing.   We would love to hear from you, as we are attempting to compile the most accurate and thorough list possible! 

We’ve not listed awareness ribbons with combined colors, except the puzzle piece ribbon because they are numerous.  The Autism puzzle piece awareness ribbon colors are blue, light blue, yellow and red.
 Ribbon Color
                  Cause                Cause
Both Light and Dark Blue Colors represent ASD
Autism Spectrum Disorder colors are Light Blue, Dark Blue, Yellow and Red
Autism Spectrum Disorder colors are Light Blue, Dark Blue, Yellow and Red

Puzzle Piece

Autism Spectrum Disorder
 
     

Black
Accident Awareness
Gang Prevention
Gun Control
Melanoma
Mourning
Political Statements
Sleep Disorders
Trauma
     

Blue    
Alopecia
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Colorectal & Colon Cancer   (or Brown)
Huntington's Disease
Polio
Reyes Syndrome
     

Brown
Anti-Tobacco Symbol
Colon Cancer
Colorectal Cancer (or Dark  Blue)

     
 
Burgundy
        
Headaches

Hospice Care
 
     

Green
Aging Awareness
Bipolar Disorder
Cerebral Palsy
Childhood Depression
Depression
Kidney Diseases & Cancer
Mental Retardation
Recycling & Go-Green
Tissue & Organ Donation
Tourette Syndrome
     

Gray
Allergies
Asthma
Brain Injuries & Disorders & Cancer
Children with Disabilities
Diabetes
Elderly Abuse
Mental Illness
Parkinson's Disease
     

Lavender
Epilepsy
Foster Care
Gastric Cancer
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Rett Syndrome
     

Light Blue
      
Child Abuse Prevention

Thyroid Disease
 
     

Lime Green
Lyme Disease
Muscular Dystrophy
Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
 
     

Orange
Hunger
Leukemia
Motorcycle Safety
Multiple Sclerosis
Self-Injury Awareness
 
     

Pink
Breast Cancer
Cleft Palate & Cleft Lip
Childhood Cancer Awareness (or Lt.  Blue)
 
     
 
Periwinkle        
Acid Reflux Disease (Peri)
Eating Disorders
Esophageal Cancer
Pulmonary Hypertension
Stomach Cancer
     


Purple
ADHD
Alzheimer’s
Chron’s Disease
Colitis
Cystic Fibrosis
Domestic Violence
Fibromyalgia
Lupis
Pancreatic Cancer
Religious Tolerance
Sarcoidosis
Testicular Cancer
Thyroid Cancer
Victims of 9/11

   


Red

AIDS and HIV
Congestive Heart Failure
DARE
Disaster Relief
Evans Syndrome
Heart Attack
Heart Disease (and Red Dress)
Hemophilia
 
Hypertension
Love
MADD
Stroke
Substance Abuse

Tachycardia
Tuberculosis
Vasculitis
     

Teal
Anti-Bullying
Anxiety Disorders
Cagoraphobia
Cervical Uterine and Ovarian Cancer  
Food Allergies
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Sexual Assault or Abuse

Tsunami Victims
     

White
Adoption
Bone Cancer
Holocaust Remembrance
Innocence
Lung Cancer
Osteoporosis
Peace
Victims of  Terrorism
Violence Against Women
     
 
Yellow
Anal Cancer
Liver Disease
MIA
Missing Children
POW
Symbol for Hope
Spina-Bifida
Suicide Prevention

Support for our Troops

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                   Alphabetical List By Cause, and Color

Puzzle Piece                          Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)
Black                                      Accident Awareness
Periwinkle                            Acid Reflux Disease
Purple                                    ADHD
White                                     Adoption
Green                                     Aging Awareness
Red                                          AIDS and HIV
Gray                                       Allergies
Blue                                        Alopecia
Purple                                    Alzheimer’s
Yellow                                    Anal Cancer
Teal                                        Anti-Bullying
Brown                                    Anti-Tobacco Symbol
Teal                                        Anxiety Disorders
Gray                                       Asthma
Green                                     Bipolar Disorder
White                                     Bone Cancer
Gray                                       Brain Injuries & Disorders & Cancer
Pink                                        Breast Cancer
Teal                                        Cagoraphobia
Green                                     Cerebral Palsy
Teal                                        Cervical Uterine and Ovarian Cancer 
Light                                       BlueChild Abuse Prevention
Pink                                        Childhood Cancer Awareness (or Lt. Blue)
Green                                     Childhood Depression
Gray                                       Children with Disabilities
Purple                                    Chron’s Disease
Blue                                        Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
Pink                                        Cleft Palate & Cleft Lip
Purple                                    Colitis
Brown                                    Colon Cancer
Blue                                        Colorectal & Colon Cancer (or Brown)
Brown                                    Colorectal Cancer (or Dark Blue)
Red                                         Congestive Heart Failure
Purple                                    Cystic Fibrosis
Red                                         DARE
Green                                     Depression
Gray                                       Diabetes
Red                                          Disaster Relief
Purple                                     Domestic Violence
Periwinkle                             Eating Disorders
Gray                                       Elderly Abuse
Lavender                               Epilepsy
Periwinkle                             Esophageal Cancer
Red                                          Evans Syndrome
Purple                                     Fibromyalgia
Teal                                         Food Allergies
Lavender                               Foster Care
Black                                      Gang Prevention
Lavender                               Gastric Cancer
Black                                       Gun Control
Burgundy                              Headaches
Red                                          Heart Attack
Red                                          Heart Disease (and Red Dress)
Red                                          Hemophilia
White                                     Holocaust Remembrance
Burgundy                             Hospice Care
Orange                                   Hunger
Blue                                        Huntington's Disease
Red                                          Hypertension
White                                      Innocence
Lavender                               Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Green                                      Kidney Diseases & Cancer
Orange                                   Leukemia
Yellow                                     Liver Disease
Red                                          Love
White                                     Lung Cancer
Purple                                    Lupis
Lime Green                           Lyme Disease
Red                                          MADD
Black                                      Melanoma
Gray                                       Mental Illness
Green                                     Mental Retardation
Yellow                                    MIA
Yellow                                    Missing Children
Orange                                   Motorcycle Safety
Black                                      Mourning
Orange                                   Multiple Sclerosis
Lime Green                           Muscular Dystrophy
Lime Green                           Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma
Teal                                         Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
White                                      Osteoporosis
Purple                                     Pancreatic Cancer
Gray                                        Parkinson's Disease
White                                      Peace
Blue                                         Polio
Black                                       Political Statements
Yellow                                     POW
Green                                     Recycling & Go-Green
Purple                                    Religious Tolerance
Blue                                        Reyes Syndrome
Lavender                               Rhett Syndrome
Purple                                    Sarcoidosis
Orange                                   Self-Injury Awareness
Teal                                        Sexual Assault or Abuse
Black                                      Sleep Disorders
Yellow                                    Spina Bifida
Periwinkle                             Stomach Cancer
Red                                          Stroke
Red                                          Substance Abuse
Yellow                                    Suicide Prevention
Yellow                                    Support for our Troops
Yellow                                    Symbol for Hope
Red                                          Tachycardia
Purple                                    Testicular Cancer
Purple                                    Thyroid Cancer
Light Blue                             Thyroid Disease
Green                                     Tissue & Organ Donation
Green                                     Tourettes Syndrome
Black                                      Trauma
Teal                                        Tsunami Victims
Red                                         Tuberculosis
Red                                         Vasculitis
Purple                                   Victims of 9/11
White                                    Victims of Terrorism
White                                    Violence Against Women
 

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