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List of awareness ribbons

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This is a partial list of awareness ribbons. The meaning behind an awareness ribbon depends on its colors and pattern. Since many advocacy groups have adopted ribbons as symbols of support or awareness, ribbons, particularly those of a single color, some colors may refer to more than one cause. Some causes may be represented by more than one ribbon.

Colors and meanings

Ribbon Color Meanings
Yellow ribbon Yellow ribbon
  • Traditional (in the U.S. and in Canada) symbol of support for military forces, especially those deployed overseas and in conflicts.
  • Rural Fire Service Queensland - A symbol of unilateral support of Rural Fire Brigades across the state of Queensland Australia (instituted by the Rural Fire Brigades Association Queensland {RFBAQ} at Rockhampton 16 September 2012 and tabled in Hansard by the Newman LNP Government 14 Oct 2014 "Matters of Public Interest 3311")[1]
White ribbon White ribbon
  • A symbol of distrust to the official results of 4 December 2011 elections to the Russian State Duma[2]
Blue ribbon Blue ribbon
Zebra-print ribbon Zebra-print ribbon
Jade ribbon Jade ribbon
Lime Ribbon Lime green ribbon
Purple ribbon Purple ribbon
  • Month of the Military Child, Celebrating Military Kids[11]
  • Spirit Day and victims of homophobia[12]
  • Awareness of interpersonal violence and abuse prevention[13]
Red ribbon Red ribbon
Red ribbon Black ribbon
  • A black ribbon is typically used as a sign of mourning or otherwise in memoriam.[17] A black ribbon has also been used for awareness on POW/MIAs,[17] as well as for an anti-violence campaign in New Zealand.[18]
pink ribbon Pink ribbon
Red white and blue ribbon Red, white and blue ribbon
Ribbon of Saint George Orange and black ribbon
Houndstooth awareness ribbon.png Houndstooth ribbon


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  10. ^ "Student diagnosed with Cancer". Retrieved 17 November 2012. 
  11. ^ DoDEA, Department of Defense Education Activity -. "2015 Month of the Military Child". 
  12. ^ "Calling for tolerance: Gay community takes a stand against bullying". Retrieved 6 December 2010. 
  13. ^ "October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month". 17 October 2016. 
  14. ^ "Metro". 
  15. ^ "Graham Norton warned over World Aids Day ribbon". 10 December 2013 – via 
  16. ^ "Red Ribbon Anti-Drug Campaign". Retrieved 25 November 2010. 
  17. ^ a b "Awareness Ribbon Meanings" (PDF). Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. 
  18. ^ Ribbon New Zealand (anti-violence campaign) website
  19. ^ The Guardian
  20. ^ Robb, Jeffrey (7 January 2011). "Millard South Shooting: Support Overwhelming". Omaha World-Herald. Retrieved 14 February 2013.
  21. ^ "Georgievskaya Lenta Action to honor May 9 Victory Day held worldwide". Retrieved 25 November 2010. 
  22. ^ "St. George ribbon" action to celebrate Victory Day gets under way in Kyiv". 5 May 2006. Retrieved 25 November 2010. 
  23. ^ "Crimson Tide fans remember tornado victims". 

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