Awareness Ribbon Colors and Meanings

Here is a list of some of the many existing causes which use specific colors of awareness ribbons. You can represent these causes in your jewelry design by choosing seed beads, gemstone beads, or crystal beads and pendants in the symbolic color(s).

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Red AIDS/HIV, alcohol & substance abuse, vasculitis, love, heart, disease
Orange Hunger, leukemia, animal protection awareness, self-injury awareness, multiple sclerosis, ADHD, kidney cancer
Yellow Support our troops, suicide prevention, genocide awareness, sarcoma and bone cancer awareness
Green Tissue and organ donation or transplants, mental health, mental illness, leukemia, environment, kidney neural tube defects, Save The Earth, Go Green, recycling
Blue Child abuse prevention, arthritis, sex trafficking and slavery, prostate cancer
Purple Sarcoidosis, lupus, fibromyalgia, religious tolerance, violence against women, domestic violence, cystic fibrosis, Alzheimer's disease, pancreatic cancer, epilepsy
Violet Hodgkin's lymphoma
White Vicitms of terrorism, peace, blindness, Holocaust rememberance
Black Mourning, melanoma
Lime Green Lymphoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, muscular dystrophy, mental health
Teal Gynelogical cancers, sexual assault
Periwinkle Eating disorders, pulmonary hypertension, esophageal cancer, stomach cancer
Pink Breast cancer
Cream Paralysis, spinal cord injuries, spinal diseases or disorders
Light Blue Prostate cancer, men's health
Lavender All cancers (general cancer awareness), epilepsy
Pearl Lung cancer or lung disease, multiple sclerosis
Gray Diabetes, brain cancer, asthma
Silver Brain disorders
Gold Childhood cancer
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