Awareness Ribbons

Have you ever wanted to do a page commemorating a cause or loved one with an illness and wanted to use an awareness ribbon only to find you don’t know which color to use for your chosen cause?

Breast cancer awareness ribbon Awareness Ribbons Autism Awareness ribbon

We all know the big ones. Pink is breast cancer, red for AIDS, but there are ribbons for all kinds of things from different cancers to drunk driving.

You can find the awareness ribbons on the Stand and Salute cartridge but if you don’t know what color to make them, how often will you really use them?

Also, eBay has this great program where you can purchase items from different sellers and the proceeds will be donated to various charities. Click on the links within the list to support charities for those causes.

Here is a list. Keep it handy, so all your awareness pages or cards have the right color ribbons.

  • Pink: Most common is Breast Cancer, but also used for childhood cancer or birth parents.
  • Yellow: Support Our Troops, but can also be used for MIA/POW, suicide prevention, adoptive parents, amber alerts, bladder cancer, spina bifida, endometriosis, and a general symbol for hope. A yellow ribbon with a heart is used to represent the survivors left behind after a suicide.
  • Pale Yellow: Spina Bifida
  • Red: The fight against HIV/AIDS, also used for heart disease, stroke, substance abuse, MADD, DARE, Epidermolysis Bullosa, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Burgundy: Brain aneurysm, Cesarean section (worn upside down), headaches, hemangioma, vascular malformation, hospice care, multiple myeloma, William’s syndrome, Thrombophilia, Antiphospholid Antibody Syndrome, and adults with disabilities
  • Purple: Pancreatic cancer, testicular cancer, thyroid cancer, domestic violence, ADD, alzheimer’s, religious tolerance, animal abuse, the victims of 9/11 including the police and firefighters, Crohn’s disease and colitis, cystic fibrosis, lupus, leimyosarcoma, and fibromyalgia
  • Lavender: General cancer awareness, also epilepsy, and rett syndrome
  • Periwinkle: Eating disorders and pulmonary hypertension
  • Blue: Drunk driving, child abuse, helping children in need, Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), the victims of hurricane Katrina, dystonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), alopecia, education, Epstein-Barr Virus, Save the Music, colon cancer (alternative ribbon color: brown), colorectal cancer (alternative ribbon color: brown), and anti-tobacco – particularly anti-second hand smoke
  • Dark Blue: Arthritis, child abuse prevention, victim’s rights, free speech, water quality, and water safety
  • Light Blue: Childhood cancer (alternative color: pink), prostate cancer, Trisomy 18, and scleroderma
  • Teal: Ovarian, cervical, and uterine cancers as well as sexual assault, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and tsunami victims
  • Green: Childhood depression, missing children, open records for adoptees, environmental concerns, kidney cancer, tissue/organ donation, homeopathy, and worker and driving safety
  • Orange: Leukemia, hunger, cultural diversity, humane treatment of animals, and self-injury awareness
  • White: Innocence, victims of terrorism, ending poverty, violence against women, peace, right to life, bone cancer, adoptees, and retinal blastoma
  • Pearl: Emphysema, lung cancer, mesothelioma, and multiple sclerosis
  • Black: Mourning, melanoma, and gang prevention
  • Brown: Anti-tobacco as well as colon cancer (alternative ribbon color: blue), colorectal cancer (alternative ribbon color: blue)
  • Grey: Diabetes, asthma, and brain cancer
  • Silver: Children with disabilities, Parkinson’s disease, and mental illnesses such as severe depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders.
  • Gold: Childhood cancer
  • Jigsaw: Autism
  • Lace: Osteoporosis
  • Pink & Blue: Miscarriage, stillbirth, and infant death due to SIDS or other causes
  • Flag: Victims and heros of the 9/11 attacks, as well as patriotism and support of our troops, also fireworks safety.
  • Rainbow: Gay pride and support for the GLBT community and their quest for equal rights.

There are over 16,000 non-profits on eBay you can support so if you don’t see the one you like above, click here to find yours and support your cause today.

If you can think it… you can Cric-cut!

8 Responses

  1. JoanWalker1 Says:

    Thank you so much for sharing the ribbon info.


  2. Crazy about Cricut Says:

    My pleasure. I love the ribbons. They make people excited about helping others and I get to cut them out with my Cricut! Can’t beat that!!!

  3. angelsmom Says:

    I just wanted to add one more – peach for endometrial/uterine cancer

  4. Crazy about Cricut Says:

    Thanks! I tried to add as many as I could find, but I know I missed some.

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