The orchid awareness ribbon color means support for testicular cancer. The word “orchid” is a derivative of “orchis”, the ancient Greek word for testicle and is why the color was selected for the cancer awareness.
An alternate (less frequently used) awareness ribbon color of royal blue is used for testicular cancer since it was considered to be more masculine than the soft purple or violet color of “orchid”.
With either color, the main purpose is for supporting testicular cancer awareness.
April is considered the awareness month for testicular cancer with an awareness week that starts on April 1st.
The yellow awareness ribbon color shows support for bone cancer or osteosarcoma, support our troops / armed forces return, MIA/POW, suicide prevention, endometriosis, bladder cancer, adoptive parents, craniofacial acceptance, & spina bifida plus more.
Bladder cancer also has an alternate color ribbon of marigold, blue, and purple.
Suicide prevention also uses a purple and teal ribbon. Surviving loved ones of suicide uses a yellow and red ribbon.
Let this yellow ribbon awareness give support to these causes!
The purple and green awareness ribbon means support for anal cancer, combination of lyme disease and pain/ lupus/ fibromyalgia, hemiplegic migraines, and rare disease Schizencephaly. We also have a separate board that focuses on lime green and purple ribbon for pain/ lyme disease. Lyme disease uses a lime green ribbon.
The teal green ribbon color means support for Agoraphobia, Anxiety Disorder, Dissociative Identity Disorder, Food Allergies, Fragile X Syndrome, Myasthenia Gravis, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Ovarian Cancer, Cervical Cancer, Panic or Stress Disorders (PTSD), Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Polycystic Kidney Disease, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Assault, Substance Abuse, Batten Disease and Tourette’s Syndrome (TS). Let this teal ribbon help bring awareness to these causes!
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The pink awareness ribbon color means support for breast cancer.
The most common symptom of breast cancer is a new lump or mass. A painless, hard mass that has irregular edges is more likely to be cancerous, but breast cancers can be tender, soft, or rounded. Sometimes a breast cancer can spread to lymph nodes under the arm or around the collar bone and cause a lump or swelling there, even before the original tumor in the breast tissue is large enough to be felt. (Info from the American Cancer Society)
The pink and teal awareness ribbon supports awareness for Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer syndrome awareness. Breast cancer uses a pink ribbon. Ovarian cancer uses a teal ribbon. This ribbon combines the two colors in promoting awareness for women who are risk for both cancers given the probability risk in their genes.
A pink and blue awarenesss ribbon supports awareness for infertility, birth defects, sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), stillbirth, infant loss, miscarriage, premature birth, baby safe haven, twin to twin transfusion syndrome (TTTS), amniotic fluid embolism, clubfoot, and male breast cancer. Let this blue and pink awareness ribbon help support these causes!
The periwinkle awareness ribbon color means support for Acid Reflux, Eating Disorders (Anorexia Nervosa & Bulimia Nervosa), Eosinophilic Disorders, Esophageal Cancer, Gastric Cancer, Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD), Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS), Pulmonary Hypertension, Small Intestine Cancer, and Stomach Cancer. Let this periwinkle ribbon help bring awareness to these causes!