The ribbon symbol has been adopted by many charities to raise awareness, each using a different colour to represent their specific medical condition or issue. The most recognised would probably be the red ribbon symbol which is worn in support of those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and the pink ribbon symbol for breast cancer.
To help celebrate our launch of mini awareness ribbon charm bracelets, here is a list of the different coloured ribbon awareness symbols and what each represents:
Black – Melanoma
Blue – Prostate Cancer
Brown – Colon Cancer
Green – Mental Health Awareness, Liver Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer & Adrenal Cancer
Grey – Brain Cancer, Asthma, Diabetes
Lavender – All Cancers
Lime – Lymphoma
Orange – Leukemia & Kidney Cancer
Pale/light blue – Prostate cancer, Eating disorder, Lymphoedema, Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
Pearl – Lung Cancer
Pink – Breast Cancer
Purple – Epilepsy, Pancreatic Cancer, Fibromyalgia, Lupus
Rainbow - Autism
Red – Heart Disease, Acquired Immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
Teal – Ovarian Cancer, Vulvar Cancer
Teal & White – Cervical Cancer
Teal/Pink/Blue – Thyroid Cancer
Yellow – Bone Cancer, Sarcoma Cancer & Endometriosis
White – Lung Cancer
Acquired Immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) – Red
Adrenal Cancer – Green
All Cancers – Lavender
Asthma – Grey
Autism or Aspergers – Rainbow
Bone Cancer – Yellow
Brain Cancer - Grey
Breast Cancer – Pink
Cervical Cancer – Teal & White
Colon Cancer - Brown
Diabetes – Grey
Eating Disorders – Pale/Light Blue
Endometriosis – Yellow
Epilepsy – Purple
Fibromyalgia – Purple
Gallbladder Cancer – Green
Heart Disease – Red
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) – Pale/Light blue
Kidney Cancer – Orange
Leukemia - Orange
Liver Cancer – Green
Lung Cancer – Pearl or white
Lupus – Purple
Lymphoma – Lime
Lymphoedema – Light Blue
Melanoma - Black
Mental Health Awareness – Green
Ovarian Cancer – Teal
Pancreatic Cancer – Purple
Prostate Cancer – Blue or Pale Blue
Sarcoma Cancer – Yellow
Thyroid Cancer – Teal/Pink/Blue
Vulvar Cancer – Teal
Awareness Ribbon Jewellery
Originally most ribbon awareness items were pins or badges designed to be worn on your lapel or top however now there is a wide array of jewellery available to raise awareness of medical conditions. These pieces can be worn by those affected by the condition itself or by others who would like to show their support.
Check out our new range of awareness ribbon bracelets, and let us know if there's any other colours you would like to see in the future.
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