Awareness ribbons are short pieces of colored ribbon folded into a loop, or representations of such, which are used in the United States, Canada, Australia, 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.
The use of ribbons is designed to draw awareness to health issues and other issues. The most well-known is the red ribbon for support of those with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) and the pink awareness ribbon which denotes breast cancer awareness. Other health and social concerns which have also adopted colored ribbons.
Because many awareness ribbon colors may have multiple associated meanings this listing only show the awareness ribbons regarding health and disabilities.
This is a list of awareness ribbons. The meaning behind the awareness ribbon depends on its color or colors. Many groups have adopted ribbons as symbols of support or awareness, and as a result, many causes often share each color. Some causes may also be represented by more than one color.
List of awareness ribbon colors and associated causes regarding health and disability Includes printable awareness ribbon chart
For additional information go to: Disabled World News.
All data herein is for informational purposes only