Awareness Ribbons Chart: Color, Meaning, Causes
Synopsis: List of awareness ribbon colors and associated causes regarding health and disability - Includes printable awareness ribbon chart. Many groups, foundations, and organizations have adopted ribbons as symbols of support or awareness. As a result, various causes may often share the same or similar ribbon color(s). As many awareness ribbon colors may have multiple associated meanings, we only list ribbons regarding health/disabilities.
- Awareness Ribbons
Awareness ribbons are defined as short pieces of colored ribbon folded into a loop, or representations of such, which are used in the United States, Canada, Australia, the UK, and other parts of the world as a way for wearers of the ribbon(s) to make a statement of support for a cause or issue.
What are Awareness Ribbons?
The use of various colored ribbons is designed to generate public awareness of health, medical conditions, disability, and other issues. Awareness ribbons are defined as short pieces of colored ribbon folded into a loop, or representations of such, which are used in the United States, Canada, Australia, the UK, and other parts of the world as a way for wearers of the ribbon(s) to make a statement of support for a cause or issue.
How Many Awareness Ribbons Are There?
Many groups, foundations, and organizations have adopted ribbons as symbols of support or awareness. As a result, various causes may often share the same, or similar, ribbon color(s). With new awareness days, weeks, and months, and ribbon colors, designs and symbols being created for causes, conditions, and cancer awareness, we're not certain how many there are, but as seen below, there are a lot!
- Disabled World does not guarantee these ribbons' accuracy, legal status, or causes. Before using any ribbon colors and designs for any reason, thoroughly research all current existing ribbon designations and causes.
- As many awareness ribbon colors may have multiple associated meanings, we only list ribbons regarding health/disabilities.
- Due to different groups, organizations, countries, and people often creating different colored ribbons for the same cause, we may have a condition/disease listed several times under various ribbon colors.
- If you know a ribbon or cause we have listed is not correct - or if you know of an awareness ribbon color or cause we have missed - please see: How to correct, register, or submit an awareness ribbon color or design.
Covid-19 Coronavirus Awareness Ribbon
In these times of social isolation or distancing, you may like to either suggest a design for a COVID-19 Awareness Ribbon, send us an image of your COVID-19 Awareness Ribbon design, or ask your child if they wish to design an awareness ribbon. Your description and design could convey; sentiments of those affected by COVID-19, remembrance of those who passed due to the Coronavirus, or gratitude for the doctors, nurses, delivery personnel, and many other workers who have, and are, placing their lives on the line every second of the day to save lives and help others stay safe. More information can be found at: Disabled World COVID-19 Awareness Ribbon Design Submissions.
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Black Awareness Ribbons
Blue Awareness Ribbons
- Addiction Recovery
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
- Beat Bullying (UK)
- Brachial Plexus Injuries - (Also Silver Ribbon with a bell)
- National Non Smoking Week (Canada)
- Charge Syndrome (Royal Blue)
- Colon Cancer
- Colorectal Cancer
- Cri du Chat Syndrome
- Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
- Epstein-Barr Virus
- Erb's Palsy
- Familial Polyposis
- Foster Care Awareness
- Guillain Barre Syndrome
- Hidradenitis Suppurativa (U.K.)
- Human Trafficking - (Including Human Sex Trafficking)
- Hydranencephaly awareness
- Huntington's Disease
- Osteogenesis Imperfecta (IO)
- Pompe Disease
- Restless Legs Syndrome
- Transverse Myelitis
- Stevens-Johnson Syndrome
- Tuberous Sclerosis
- Usher Syndrome
- Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL)
- Walker-Warburg Syndrome Awareness
- West Nile Virus
Light Blue Ribbons
- Addisons Disease
- Behcets Disease
- Chronic Illness
- Cushing Syndrome
- DiGeorge Syndrome
- Edwards Syndrome (Trisomy 18)
- Graves Disease
- Klinefelter's Syndrome
- Men's Health
- Prostate cancer awareness
- Shprintzen Syndrome
- Thyroid Disease
- Twin to Twin Transfusion Syndrome (TTTS) awareness (2 daisies in center for identical twins, 3 for triplets - may be white, light pink, light blue)
- Velo-Cardio Facial Syndrome
- Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
- Colon Cancer and Colorectal Cancer (Or Brown Ribbon)
- Crohn's Disease
- Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome (CVS)
- Epstein-Barr Virus
- Erb's Palsy
- Guillain Barre Syndrome
- Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis (LCH)
- Huntington's Disease
- Koolen-de Vries Syndrome
- Krabbe Disease
- Rectal Cancer
- Restless Legs Syndrome (RLS)
Royal Blue Ribbons
- Child Abuse Awareness
- Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (ME) / Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS)
- Transverse Myelitis
Robin Egg Blue Ribbons
- Pierre Robin Syndrome, Pierre Robin Malformation, Pierre Robin Sequence, Pierre Robin Anomaly, Pierre Robin Anomalad).
Blue Ribbons (2 Tone)
- Hydrocephalus Awareness - Light blue and dark blue ribbon with a drop of water on it.
Blue/Gray Ribbon with Red Blood Drop
- Type 1 Diabetes (Juvenile Diabetes)
Blue Jeans Denim Ribbon
- Genetic Disorder Awareness
- Crimes against targeted individuals of organized stalking and electronic harassment awareness.
- Achalasia Awareness
- Colorectal Cancers (Dark blue is official ribbon color)
- Familia Polyposis
- Adults with Disabilities Awareness and support
- Amyloidosis support
- Antiphospholipid Syndrome
- AV Malformation
- Cystic Hygroma
- Disabled Adults
- Factor V Leiden
- Hemangioma and Vascular Malformation
- Hereditary Hemochromatosis
- Hughes Syndrome
- Lymphatic Malformation
- Meningococcal Meningitis
- Multiple Myeloma
- Post-Polio Syndrome
- Sickle Cell Anemia
- Sturge-Weber Syndrome
- Williams Syndrome
- Herpes Simplex Virus Awareness - HSV 1 is the oral version of the virus, and HSV 2 is the genital type. HSV is NOT part of standard STD screening, is highly contagious, and there is no cure.
Gray / Grey
- Adrenal Cancer
- Aging Research Awareness
- Bipolar Disorder
- Bone Marrow Donation
- Bronchiolitis Obliterans (BOS)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Childhood Depression
- Craniosynostosis Awareness
- Eye Injury Prevention
- Fanconi's Syndrome
- Fibrodysplasia Ossifican's Progressiva
- Functional Gastrointestinal and Motility Disorders (FGIMDs)
- Growth and rebuilding
- Kidney Cancer
- Living Organ Donation
- Manic Depression
- Mental Health
- Mental Illness
- Nephrotic Syndrome
- Neural Tube Defects
- Organ Transplant and Donation
- Mitochondrial Disease Awareness
- Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Stem Cell Research
- Superficial Siderosis (Color hex code = #429F46)
- Tissue Donation
- Tourette's Syndrome
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Autosomal Recessive Polycystic Kidney Disease
- Congenital hepatic Fibrosis
- Genetic Disorders
- Ivemark Syndrome
- Anti Bullying Awareness
- Anxiety Disorder
- Batten Disease awareness
- Cervical Cancer
- Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia awareness
- Dissociative Disorders (All)
- Ectodermal Dysphasia
- Fibular Hemimelia (FH)
- Food Allergies
- Fragile X Syndrome
- Gynecological cancer
- Interstitial Cystitis and Bladder Pain Syndrome awareness and support
- Knee Injury Awareness
- Marker X Syndrome
- Martin-Bell Syndrome
- Military Sexual Trauma awareness
- Myasthenia Gravis awareness
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
- Ovarian Cancer
- Panic Disorder
- Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome awareness and support
- Polycystic Kidney Disease
- Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
- Progressive Supranuclear Palsy
- Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency (PFFD)
- Sexual Assault
- Scleroderma (Stiff Skin Syndrome)
- Sexual Assault and Sexual Violence awareness and support
- Tourette's Syndrome
- Trigeminal Neuralgia (TN)
- Tsunami Victims
- Uterine Cancer
- Vulvar Cancer
- Hepatitis B and Liver Cancer - The Jade Ribbon Campaign was launched by Asian Liver Center at Stanford University in 2001.
Sea Green/Sea Foam Blue Ribbons
- Family Estrangement: The ribbon color is seafoam-blue (Pantone 628 Cp Color, HEX #C8E3E2, rgb(200,227,226))
- Stuttering: The awareness color ribbon for stuttering is Sea Green (Sea Foam Blue).
- Alveolar Rhabdomyosarcoma
- Childhood cancer awareness
- Embryonal Rhabdomyosarcoma
- Neuroblastoma and Osteosarcoma
- Amplified Musculoskeletal Pain Syndrome (AMPS)
- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Agent Orange
- Autoinflammatory Disorders
- Cultural Diversity
- Functional Neurological Disorder (FND)
- Kidney Cancer - Renal Cell Carcinoma
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS).
- Self Injury Awareness
- Sensory Processing Disorder
- Spinal Cancer
- Prader-Willi Syndrome
- Endometrial Cancer
- Uterine Cancer
- Vaginal Cancer
- Appendix Cancer - Extremely rare condition, affecting an estimated 600 to 1,000 Americans each year. Primary lymphomas can occur in the appendix.
Pearl, White or Clear Ribbons
- Alzheimer's Disease awareness
- Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF)
- Chiari Malformation awareness
- Childhood Hemiplegia and stroke awareness
- Chronic and Acute Pain
- Craniosynostosis Awareness
- Crohn's (Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) uses orange and blue in promotional materials)
- Colitis Awareness Campaign
- Cystic Fibrosis awareness
- Domestic Violence Awareness Campaign
- Elder Abuse Awareness
- Fibromyalgia awareness
- Hidradenitis Suppurativa Awareness Ribbon
- Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP) Awareness
- Lupus awareness
- Macular Degeneration
- March of Dimes
- Meningitis Survivors
- Mesh Awareness
- Neuropathy Awareness
- Pancreatic cancer awareness
- Porphyria - Erythropoietic Protoporphyria (EPP) and X-Linked Protoporphyria (XLP)
- Premature Birth (Also Pink and Blue according to some organizations)
- Retinitis Pigmentosa
- Rett Syndrome
- Scheuermann's Disease
- Sjorgren's Syndrome
- Spirit Day and victims of homophobia
- Thyroid Cancer
- Trisomy 9 Awareness
- Testicular Cancer. There is debate about the color for testicular cancer awareness and ribbons, however orchid, a purple/violet color, has long been recognized as the official color for testicular cancer.
Purple and Silver Ribbons
- Purple and Silver are the colors representing International Overdose Awareness Day (IOAD). Silver is the awareness color for drug overdose (fatal or nonfatal), and purple is the awareness color for opioid addiction.
- AIDS and HIV awareness
- Adult Onset Still's Disease (AOSD)
- Aperts Syndrome
- Brain Aneurysm Awareness - (www.bafound.org)
- Bronchiolitis Obliterans
- Burn Victims
- Cardiovascular Disease
- Congenital Heart Defects
- Congenital Heart Disease
- Congestive Heart Failure
- Courage and Inspiration
- Diamond Blackfan Anemia
- Epidermolysis Bullosa
- Evans Syndrome
- Factor XI Deficiency
- Heart Disease
- High Blood Pressure
- Long Q-T Syndrome
- Marfan Syndrome
- Poland Syndrome
- Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD) - Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS). Now uses the Multi-colored flame ribbon.
- Substance abuse awareness
- Supraventricular Tachycardia
- Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
- Vasculitis awareness
- Von Willebrand's Disease
- Wegener's Granulomatosis
- Brachial Nerve Plexus (BNP) - Silver Ribbon with a bell (Also Blue Ribbon)
- Brain Disabilities
- Brain disorders awareness
- Campaign for the Brain
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT)
- Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) Awareness
- Disabled Children
- Elderly Abuse
- Essential Tremor
- Gynaecological Cancer awareness (NZ)
- Kienbock's Disease (Silver and Black)
- Medical Device Injury Awareness
- Ovarian cancer awareness (Australia)
- Parkinson's Disease
- Sciatic Pain
- Stalking Awareness
- Cytomegalovirus (CMV)
- Bladder Cancer - (Also see: Purple, Blue and Marigold ribbon below)
- Bone cancer / Osteosarcoma
- Craniofacial Acceptance (CCAKids.org)
- Endometriosis awareness
- Ewings Sarcoma
- Liver Cancer
- Liver Disease
- Missing Children
- Myxoid Liposarcoma
- Spina Bifida
- Suicide Prevention (Also see Blue/Purple - Teal/Purple - Turquoise/Purple ribbon)
Awareness Symbols Causes and Meanings
Rainbow Butterfly Symbol
The rainbow butterfly symbol, based on the "rainbow infinity" neurodiversity symbol, grew from conversations on an ADHD Facebook group about what signs and symbols people with ADHD felt best represented them. The butterfly symbol pictured below resonated with many, symbolizing how ADHD minds often flit from one thing to the next. The rainbow butterfly symbol pictured is a current popular version.
Autism Infinity Symbol
The Autism Infinity Symbol is becoming a popular alternative to the puzzle pieces autism symbols, as well as a symbol for Neurodiversity.
The Autism infinity symbol is becoming a popular alternative to the puzzle pieces autism symbols.
Blue Star Symbol
Represents the fight against colorectal cancer. The hope is the Blue Star Universal Symbol will be integrated into existing group awareness efforts and incorporated into materials as a representation of the collective fight against colorectal cancer.
Checkered Eye Symbol
The checkered eye is a wearable symbol indicating its wearer has a vision disability. It is a simple line drawing of an eye, the center (iris) is black and white checkers. The symbol bears the Checkered Eye and the text "LOW VISION".
Black and White Checkered Ribbon
Black and white checkered awareness ribbon denotes "Blindness is a Spectrum".
Congenital diaphragmatic hernia awareness. Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH) is a birth defect, occurring while the fetus is developing.
Dark Blue and Orange/Orchid
The awareness ribbon colors for Psoriatic Arthritis (PsA) is Dark Blue for Arthritis, and Orange/Orchid for Psoriasis.
Blue Diabetes Circle Awareness. The awareness ribbon color for Diabetes was gray. However, diabetes is now symbolized by the blue circle, as designated by the International Diabetes Federation.
Purple Ribbon with White Spots in Figure 8 Format
Lichen Sclerosus awareness ribbon for a chronic skin disease. The shade of purple may change, but the white spots and figure 8 shape is the main identifier.
Long Covid Awareness Ribbon
Three long covid awareness ribbons from left to right; Gray, Black and Teal; Gray, Black and Teal with the words "Long Covid" printed in white on the gray section; Gray, Black and Teal with the words "Long Covid" printed in Black on the gray section
The three colors of the long covid awareness ribbon represent; past, present, and future of Long COVID:
- Gray: Loss and Grief
- Teal: Hope and Support
- Black: Loneliness and Isolation
Multi-colored Puzzle Ribbon
Multi-colored puzzle ribbon with the words "Developmental Disabilities Awareness - Normal is Over-rated" on one side.
Teal Lichen Sclerosus Ribbon
Folded teal colored Lichen Sclerosus Awareness ribbon (U.K.) with the black printed words "Lichen Sclerosus" on one end and "Awareness" on the other end.
FOXG1 - Orange Ribbon with Fox Tail
FOXG1 is a severe neurological condition characterized by seizures, small head size, inability to control body movements, and lack of speech.
Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) - Formerly known as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD).
Pink Ribbon - Red Ribbon
Pink Ribbon Red Ribbon will expand the availability of vital cervical cancer screening and treatment and breast care education.
- Adrenocortical Carcinoma
- Rainbow Ribbon (Pastel Colors) - Researchers have found that puzzle pieces carry a negative connotation. A rainbow ribbon for autism represents the diversity of people on the spectrum and hearkens to the neurodiversity movement.
Prurigo Nodularis (PN) awareness ribbon features a reddish color fading to "pinkish" with dots at the ends and the words Prurigo Nodularis printed on one side.
Trisomy Awareness ribbon - Created by the Support Organization for Trisomy to represent all forms of Trisomy.
The ribbon features a mosaic pattern of red, blue, and yellow colors, with the words "Mosaic Trisomy Awareness" printed on it.
The blue butterfly symbol is used to raise awareness of Turner Syndrome
Mint Green and Golden Yellow Butterfly
The Mint green and golden yellow butterfly symbol is used to raise awareness of Beckwith-Wiedemann Syndrome (BWS).
Multiple Colored Ribbons Causes and Meanings
Beige - Giraffe Print Ribbons
Tethered spinal cord syndrome - Closely associated with spina bifida.
Black with Silver Sparkled Striped Zebra Ribbons
Stiff Person Syndrome
Black and Teal Zebra Print Ribbon
Black and White Striped Ribbons
Black and White Striped Breast Implant Illness (BII) awareness ribbon with the words "Breast Implant Illness" printed black on white background.
Blue and Green Ribbons
Blue, Orange, Green and Yellow Ribbons
Intestinal Malrotation - A congenital birth defect affecting the positioning of a person's intestines.
Blue and Red Ribbons
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
Blue and red awareness ribbon for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. The red half of the ribbon forms a question mark symbol.
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) awareness ribbon submitted by Josh Ingram, founder and president of the Fill Your Lungs Foundation. The current ribbon for regular pulmonary fibrosis is half red and half blue. This represents oxygenated and deoxygenated blood traveling in and out of the lungs. Fill Your Lungs Foundation used the same colors, but made one distinct change - the symbol of a question mark depicted in red. This alludes to the unknown cause of IPF, the factor that separates it from its counterpart (PF). The design has been widely accepted and used as the awareness ribbon for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis - even being published on the cover of a UK edition of "Pulmonary Fibrosis Weekly" magazine.
Blue and Purple
Blue and Teal
The Spina Bifida Association ribbon color is blue and teal and represents all forms of Spina Bifida including Occult Spinal Dysraphism, Spina Bifida Occulta, Meningocele and Myelomeningocele.
Blue/Purple - Teal/Purple - Turquoise/Purple
Suicide awareness and prevention (also see yellow ribbon).
- Down Syndrome
- Thoracic Outlet Syndrome - (TOS)
- Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus - Ribbon incorporates combined colors of both Spina Bifida (Yellow) and Hydrocephalus (Two-Tone Blue ribbon with water drop on the side).
Bone/Beige Trimmed in Royal Blue Ribbon
Brown with Pink Dots Ribbon
The Persistent Cloaca ribbon is brown to symbolize bowel issues, and the pink dots symbolize occurrence in females only.
Burgundy and Ivory
- Oral head and Neck cancers
- Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- Throat Cancer
- Laryngeal Cancer
- Pharyngeal Cancer
Burgundy and Purple
Arachnoiditis - Purple is for neuropathy and burgundy for meningitis.
Cow Print Ribbons
Gold and Blue with Diamond Ribbon
Gold and Silver Ribbons
Gray and Cream
Spondylolisthesis Awareness Ribbon - The colors for the ribbon are Cool Gray 10 for the Silver that represents Titanium (the metal used for spinal fusions when having surgery for spondylolisthesis) and spinal conditions. The PMS 726 is the cream color of the ribbon, and this represents spondylolisthesis.
Light Green/Dark Blue
Body-focused Repetitive Behavior (BFRB) - General term for related complex disorders including hair pulling, skin picking, nail-biting.
Grey and Burgundy Ribbons
Grey Ribbon with Red Heart
Hypotonia Awareness Ribbon
Multi-colored with the words "Hypotonia Awareness - One Inchstone at a Time".
Idiopathic Hypersomnia Awareness
Idiopathic Hypersomnia - Disease characterized primarily by severe excessive daytime sleepiness (EDS).
Oral Cancer Awareness Ribbons
Ivory with Rose Ribbons
The official awareness ribbon color for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) is Ivory and also includes a rose picture.
Lime Green with DNA Strand Ribbon
MEF2C Haploinsufficiency Syndrome - Neurodevelopmental disorder associated with intellectual disability, autistic features, epilepsy, and abnormal movements.
Mandibulofacial Dysostosis with Microcephaly
The Mandibulofacial Dysostosis with Microcephaly ribbon is royal blue with a yellow border, and yellow letters MFDM on the left bottom portion of the ribbon. The ribbon design combines craniofacial and microcephaly colors.
Orange and Green
Synergy Saturday and Healthy Self - A weekly wellness project and health awareness initiative with free health screenings, risk assessments, giveaways, and health education handouts for poor health and poverty alleviation - synergysaturday.com
Orange and Navy Blue
Human Rights for Family Caregivers Awareness
Orchid and Orange
Pink and Blue
- Amniotic Fluid Embolism
- Birth defects
- Genital integrity
- Male Breast Cancer
- Hyperemesis Graviduram
- Infant loss awareness
- Infertility awareness
- Inflammatory breast cancer awareness
- Pregnancy Loss
- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
- Premature Birth (Also purple according to some organizations)
- Twin to Twin transfusion syndrome
- Turner Syndrome (Various groups of TS have their colors, but every group uses the butterfly symbol.)
- Pediatric bronchiolitis obliterans
Pink / Blue
Clubfoot - A clubfoot, or talipes equinovarus (TEV), is a birth defect. The foot is twisted in (inverted) and down. Without treatment, persons afflicted often appear to walk on their ankles, or on the sides of their feet. Ponseti International Association (PIA) has designated June 3rd as World Clubfoot Day.
Pink Purple and Teal Ribbons
Purple and Black
- Tracheostomy Awareness - The ribbon is two-tone, with one side being purple and the other black.
- Necrotizing Enterocolitis (NEC) Awareness - Right half of the ribbon is purple, and the left half is black.
Purple / Blue
GNA01 Gene Mutation Disorder - The awareness ribbon is colored purple and blue, with the words "Epilepsy" written on the purple part and "Movement Disorder" written on the blue part.
Purple / Green
Sphincter of Oddi dysfunction (SOD) - Purple/Green Ribbon with the words "Sod Awareness" printed in white on the purple side.
Purple and Green Ribbons
- Stickler Syndrome - Also known as hereditary progressive arthro-ophthalmopathy.
- Schizencephaly - Purple for epilepsy and green for cerebral palsy.
Purple, Blue, Marigold, Ribbons
Bladder Cancer Awareness
Purple and Teal with White Stars Ribbon
The Necrotizing fasciitis - Purple and teal with white stars representing those who lost the battle with this disease.
Purple, Teal and Green
Medullary Sponge Kidney (Cacchi-Ricci disease).
Purple and White
Sarcoidosis - Snowflake signifies no two Sarcoidosis Sufferers are affected in the same way.
Purple and Yellow
- Autism awareness
- Asperger's Syndrome
Quilt Design Ribbon
Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID) - Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) - The ribbon is based on a crazy quilt design made of various colors and shapes of fabric. An alternative design preferred by some is based on multi-colored stained glass.
Red and White
Red and Zebra Striped Ribbons
Hashimoto's Encephalitis, Hashimoto's Encephalopathy, Non-vasculitic Autoimmune Meningoencephalitis, Steroid-responsive Encephalopathy associated with Autoimmune Thyroiditis.
Red with White Border Ribbon
Chronic Venous Insufficiency Awareness
Red / Orange
Rare Adipose Disorders, Dercum's Disease (Adiposis Dolorosa), Madelung's Disease (Launois-Bensaude Syndrome), Multiple Familial Lipomatosis MFL and Multiple Symmetrica.
Red and Gold
Neonatal Alloimmune Thrombocytopenia (NAIT) Awareness (NAITP or NAIT or NATP or NAT for short, or fetal and neonatal alloimmune thrombocytopenia, FNAIT, feto-maternal alloimmune thrombocytopenia, FMAITP or FMAIT).
Red White and Black
Pernicious Anaemia and B12 Deficiency - Two awareness ribbons are listed for Pernicious anemia, both ribbons are colored red, white, and black. The second ribbon has the words "Pernicious Anaemia" written on the black part, and B12 Deficiency on the red part. Pernicious Anaemia is believed to be an autoimmune disease. Courtesy of Georgia Dent (B12ribbons@outlook.com), Ribbon design is copyrighted.
Red and Yellow
- Hepatitis C
- HIV/HCV Co-Infection
Silver and Blue
Silver, Red and Zebra
Green Lanyard or Ribbon with Sunflowers
The Sunflower Lanyard and Awareness Ribbon is a growing initiative to aid the wearer with hidden or invisible disabilities receive more support in public places such as airports, shopping centers, and transport facilities.
Teal and Black
International Association for Premenstrual Disorders (IAPMD) Awareness
Teal and White
White with Blue Outline
Hypoxic Ischemic Encephalopathy (HIE)
White with Navy Stripe
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - (Aran-Duchenne, Gehrig's Disease, Lou Gehrig's Disease, Motor Neuron Disease)
Yellow and Multicolor Ribbons
White Ribbon with Red Spots
- Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria (Hives) - Itchy red or skin-colored welts. The condition is considered chronic hives if the welts appear for more than 6 weeks - and recur frequently over months or years. Chronic Idiopathic Urticaria can be very uncomfortable and interfere with sleep and daily activities. Antihistamines and anti-itch medications provide relief for many people.
- Granuloma Annulare Awareness - Granuloma annulare is a chronic skin condition that causes raised reddish or skin-colored bumps (lesions) in a ring pattern, usually on the hands and feet.
Zebra Ribbons (Black and White)
Inclusion Awareness Ribbon
Dr. Joanna Baker-Rogers (Director, Busy Life Ltd, www.Busy-life.co.uk) submitted an Awareness Ribbon design for Inclusion - one that raises awareness of how everyone should be included in everything, regardless of race, ability, gender, etc. She chose the three primary colors, as these are the colors that every other color is made from. Applying this to inclusion means that everyone is included. This is not the same as diversity. Diversity means including marginalized, minority groups. Inclusion means including everyone; for example, non-disABLED people who constitute the majority of the population. The RGB codes are:
- Red = 255 000 000
- Blue = 000 122 246
- Yellow = 255 229 050
How Do I Register an Awareness Ribbon Color or Design?
Awareness Ribbons are not a centralized idea, there isn't really an official place to go to register a design, or color. Currently, awareness ribbons are considered to be in the public domain in most countries, and a simple ribbon of a particular color is generally not considered sufficiently original and creative enough to be copyrighted by a person - or group. However, in a few cases, several particular designs have been granted a special trademark status. E.g. Canada has granted "official mark" status for the pink (breast cancer) awareness ribbons to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation.
If you are designing your own awareness ribbon and need color ideas, refer to our comprehensive list of HEX and RGB color codes.
How Do I Submit an Awareness Ribbon Color or Design?
You are welcome to submit an awareness ribbon color and design to add to our list provided it meets the following criteria:
- When submitting an awareness ribbon, or design, please provide an example(s) of where the ribbon is currently used, e.g., web-page address, organization etc.
- Do NOT post, or redesign, awareness ribbons that are trademarked - (TM), (R). Some ribbons, including style, color, and design are copyrighted, you should thoroughly research the ribbon design you are wishing to submit to avoid possible copyright infringement.
- To avoid listing several ribbons or designs for the same cause, the awareness ribbon or design you wish to submit MUST be recognized as the most popular one chosen for the cause it represents - Different styles and colors recognized by different countries are OK.
To submit an awareness ribbon, or if you know a ribbon, or cause, we have listed is not correct, or if you know of an awareness ribbon color, or cause, we have missed, please contact us.
Awareness Bracelet Colors
An awareness band, awareness bracelet, or wristband, is defined as a bracelet of various colors on which a slogan is sometimes written, usually sold to raise awareness for charitable causes. These plastic wristbands are available in nearly every color, or colors, and are constructed from material such as silicone, fabric, rubber, or plastic. Awareness bracelets sometimes carry embossed messages demonstrating the wearer's support of a certain cause, or charitable organization. Awareness bracelets generally use the same, or similar colors to awareness ribbons.
- Cancer Awareness: Color Chart of Ribbon Colors for Cancers - List, table and printable chart outlining the colors of awareness ribbons that represent different types of cancer and their causes.
- Mood Colors: Meaning and Associations of Color Psychology - Chart showing various colors, the color meaning and what it symbolizes, for those who may be seeking ideas in designing new colored awareness bracelets and ribbons.
- Calendar of US and International Awareness Days, Weeks and Months - List of U.S. National and U.N. International commemorative observance and awareness days, weeks, months to commemorate medical research or ethical cause of importance.
- Notable LGBT Awareness Dates and Events - List of important LGBT+ community awareness remembrance dates and coming events in respect to sexual orientation, gender identity, transgenderism, transsexualism, and intersexuality.
- U.N. International Awareness and Commemorative Dates - List of International days of observance established by the United Nations (UN), World Health Organization (WHO) and United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
- List of U.S. Presidential Proclamation Dates - List of annual awareness and observance dates including days, weeks and months, as recognized by U.S. presidential proclamation.
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