Angela Nelson (@BostonAngela)
September 3, 2015
More than 70 colored ribbons are used to raise awareness for issues and causes. When you see a ribbon bumper sticker on a car, do you know what it represents?
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The blue ribbon represents:
One of the most widely used colors for awareness ribbons, the blue ribbon also represents arthritis awareness, colon and colorectal cancer awareness, West Nile Virus, restless leg syndrome and more. Just don’t confuse it with a light blue ribbon, dark blue ribbon or a royal blue ribbon, as those are for other causes.
The green ribbon is used for:
The green ribbon also is used to support cerebral palsy, kidney cancer, spinal cord injuries, literacy and many other causes. But again, don’t confuse it with jade green, light green or mint green, as those support other causes.
This ribbon is for:
The puzzle piece was adopted in 1999 as a symbol of the autism community. Why a puzzle piece? “The puzzle pattern reflects the complexity of the autism spectrum,” according to the Autism Society.
The yellow ribbon represents:
The yellow ribbon also is used for spina bifida awareness, liver disease and more.
The red ribbon stands for:
You’d have to be living under a rock not to recognize the iconic red ribbon representing AIDS/HIV awareness. In fact, according to the National AIDS Trust, the red ribbon was the first ever ribbon symbol.
The black ribbon represents:
The black ribbon also is used for narcolepsy awareness and remembering the 32 victims of the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre.
The orange ribbon raises awareness for:
The orange ribbon also represents lupus and various cancers, including melanoma and leukemia.
This ribbon raises awareness for:
Just a little ribbon humor to keep you on your toes!
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