Sunday, May 24, 2009

Awareness Ribbons

Awareness is so important. It educates people and spreads knowledge. It encourages people to do something about a cause! Which is why CHERUBS, and many other organizations, are so adamant about raising awareness freely. For many years now, organizations and causes have used awareness ribbons to help promote action. Below is a partial list of ribbon colors and the causes associated with them:

Pink / Hot Pink (most use both): Breast Cancer, Cleft Palate, Nursing Mothers, Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Red: AIDS / HIV, Hypertension, MADD, DARE, Alcohol Abuse, Drug Abuse, Epidermolysis Bullose, Love, Evans Syndrome, Pro-Life, Strokes, Heart Disease, Heart Defects,

Orange: Multiple Sclerosis, Hunger, Leukemia, Skin Cancer, Work Zone Safety, Agent Orange Exposure, Kidney Cancer, Highway and Road Worker Memorials, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy, Feral Cats, Cultural Diversity, Racial Tolerance, Self Injury

Peach: Endometrial Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency

Yellow: Adoptive Parents, Spina Bifida, Missing Children, Suicide Prevention, Support our Troops, Bladder Cancer, Liver Disease, Liver Cancer, Hydrocephalus, Carbon Monoxide Poisoning, Victorian Bushfire Disaster of 2009, Genocide Awareness, Hope, Boycott Aruba (Natalee Holloway), Hydrocephaly, Endometriosis, Sarcoma

Green / Jade (most use both): Tissue Donation, Organ Donation, Organ Transplants, Bone Marrow Transplants, Frobrdysplaisa Ossificans, Depression, Bipolar Disorder, Mental Health, Mental Illness, Eye Injuries, Tourettes Syndrome, Neural Tube Defects, Cerebral Palsy, Cornelia de Lange Syndrome, Progressiva, Save Darfur, Stem Cell Research, Mitrochondrial Disease, Glaucoma, Von Hoppel Lindau, Driving Safety, Lessencephally, Homeophathy Awareness, Asian and Pacific Islander campaign by ALC, Craniosynostosis

Lime / Neon Green (most use both): Open Adoption Records, Mental Health, Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Lyme Disease, Muscular Dystophry, Ivemark Syndrome, Sandhoff Disease

Light / Mint Green (most use both): Pelvic Pain, Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Spinal Diseases, Human Papilloma Virus

Turquoise / Teal (most use both): Ovarian Cancer, Uterine Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Food Allergies, Sexual Assault, Myasthenia Gravis, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Agoraphobia, Stress Disorders, PTSD, Obsessive-Compulive Disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Fragile X, Batton Disease, Tourette's Syndrome, Substance Abuse, Native American Reparations, Addiction Recovery, Interstitial Cystitis, Genecologic Cancer

Light Blue / Baby Blue: Prostate Cancer, Men's Healthy, Trisomy 18, Edward's Syndrome, Shprintzen Syndrome, Thyroid Disease, Klinefelter's Syndrome, Velo-Cardio Facial Syndrome, Addison's Disease, Scleroderma, Hyperaldosteronism, Behcets Disease, Graves Disease

Blue: Child Abuse Prevention, Free Speech, Crime Victim Rights, Water Quality, Colon Cancer, Malaria, Syringomyelia, Neurofibromatosis, Sex Trafficking and Slavery, Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome, Cri du Chat Sndrome, Chronic Fatique Syndrome, Interstistial Cystistis, Bracial Plexus Injury, Epstein-Barr Virus, Steven Johnson Syndrome, Hurricane Support, Short Bowel Syndrome, Education, Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, Primary Immunodeficiency Disease, Sensory Processing Disorder, Police Officers Lost In The Line of Duty, Leukodystrophy, Myositis, Arthritis, Erb's Plasy, Ankylosing Spondylitis, Water Safety

Purple: Domestic Violence, Religious Tolerance, Animal Abuse, 9/11 Victims, Pancreatic Cancer, Chron's Disease, Colitis, Cystic Fibrosis, Leimyosarcoma, Macular Degeneration, Sjogren's Syndrome, Unattended Children in Cars, Pediatric Stroke, Arnold Chiari Malformation, Pagan Pride, Cancer Survivor, Alzheimers, ADD, ADHD, Homelessness, Lupus, Fibromylagia, Pancreatic Cancer, Sarcoidosis, Worker's Memorial Day

Lavender / Violet (most use both): Cancer Awareness, Epilepsy, Hypokalemic Periodic Paralysis, Rett Syndrome, Hodgkins Lymphoma, Foster Care, Infantile Spams, Hysterectomy, Testicular Cancer

Black: Grief and Mourning, Melanoma, Anti-Gangs, Anti-terrorism, Narcolepsy, Primary Billiary Cirrhosis, Amish Support, Gun Control, Accidents

White: Innocence, Terrorism Victims, Peace, Right to Life, Pro-Life, Diabetes, Sexual Assault of Students, Scoliosis, Anti-Stalking, Poverty, Marriage Equality, Gay Teen Suicide Prevention, Holocaust Remembrance, Post Partum Depression, Anti-Child Pornography, Bone Disease, Bone Cancer, Retinal Blastoma, Blindness, Adoption, Men Working To End Violence Against Women, Multiple Hereditary Exostoses

Gray: Brain Cancer, Parkinson's, Allergies, Asthma, Diabetes

Brown / Copper (most use both): Anti-tobacco, Colorectal Cancer, Menkes Disease, Anti-Green Movement

Maroon / Burgandy (most use both): Hospice Care, Multiple Myeloma, Cesearian Sections, Headaches, Migranes, Adhesions, Thrombophilia, Meningitis, Polio Survivors, Amyloidosis, Hemangioma, Children Misdiagnosed / Undiagnosed with Rare Disorders, Blood Factor Disorders, Hirschsprung's Disease, Hughes Syndrome,

Silver: Brain Disorders, Elderly Abuse, Anti-Stalking, Children with Physical Disabilities / Learning Disabilities

Pearl: Lung Cancer, Lung Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Mesothelioma, Emphysema, Waldenstroms's Macroglobulinemia

Gold / Amber: Appendix Cancer, Missing Children, Childhood Cancer, COPD, Emryonal Rhabdomysarcoma, Breast Feeding

Fuchia / Magenta (most use both): Pro-Life, Feminism, Breast Cancer Awareness

Clear: Lung Cancer, Lung Disease

Puzzle: Autism, Asperger Syndrome

Rainbow: Gay Pride, Gay Rights, Same Sex Marriages

Pink and Baby Blue: Birth Defects, Pregnancy and Infant Loss, SIDS, Breast Cancer, Baby Safe Haven, Amniotic Fluid Embolism, Hyperemesis Graviduram, Group B Strep

Red and White: Aplastic Anemia, Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Red and Yelow: Hepatitis C Virus, Teen Abstinence

Red and Blue with a Heart: Congenital Heart Defects

Red, White and Blue: 9/11 Victims, Patriotism, Fireworks Safety

Blue and Yellow: Downs Syndrome, Fatty Oxidation Disorders, Designated Drivers

Green and Blue: Intracranial Hypertension

Green and Purple: Hospice and Pallative Care

Purple with Red Rose: Cystic Fibrosis

Purple and Blue: Childhood Stroke, Rheumatoid Arthritis

Yellow and Purple: Chemical Injury

Black and Purple: Paranormal Awareness

Blue and Orange: Pediatric Bipolar Awareness

Green and Orange: Dual Diagnosis, Ritual Abuse

Maroon / Burgundy and Orange: VA Tech Tragedy

Lime Green and Turquoise: Adult Stem Cell Disorder

Lavender / Orchid and Orange: Psoriasis

Teal / Turquoise and Pink: Hereditary Breast Cancer, Gynecology and Breast Cancers

Pink and Gold: Phyllodes Tumors

Pink and Black: Bone Marrow Donor, Loss of a Daughter

Baby / Light Blue and Black: Loss of a Son

Black and White: Carcinoid Syndrome Cancer, Anti-Racism, Anti-Corruption, Vaccine Danger

Blue and Silver / Gray: Living with Cancer

Gold and Silver: Hearing and Ear Disorders and Diseases, Deafness

Gold and Black: Platelet Donor

Ivory and Burgandy - Oral Head and Neck Cancers, Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Ivory and Lace: Osteoporosis

Navy Blue and White: Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's Disease

Red and White: Lymphoma, Leukemia

Blue and White: Columbine Tragedy, Teen Cancer

Orange, Green, Blue, Purple and Yellow: STD Awareness

Yellow, Lime / Neon Green, Orange, Aqua / Turquoise, Hot Pink: Myelodysplastic Syndrome

Teal / Turquoise, Blue and Pink: Tyroid Cancer

Orange and Red: Myeloproliferative Disorders

Red and Black: Murder Victims, Self Injury

Blue, White and Pink: Parental Alienation Syndrome

Silver, White, Light / Baby Blue and Pink: Congenital Hyperinsulinism

Pale Pink, Baby Blue, Light Yellow with White Clouds - CONGENITAL DIAPHRAGMATIC HERNIA

And of course the official awareness ribbon of Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia which happens to be voted on by members of several CDH organizations and CDH families from around the world! Just as CDH is a special cause, these cherubs are special - so is our ribbon!

Isn't it wonderful how all these causes work together with millions of people around the world -using the same terms, the same ribbons - without trademarks or harassment or working towards anything but the GREATER GOOD!!! CHERUBS is so incredibly proud to work with the dozens and dozens of CDH organizations and hospitals to raise Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness, Research and Support!

Those listed with 2 shades of the same color are posted as they are posted on several sites, including Wikipedia (how they listed themselves). This list was created by listings combined from several sources including Wikipedia, for-profit stores and disability sites.


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