The white awareness ribbon color means support for Adoption, Blindness, Bone cancer, Hope and Support, Lung Cancer, Lung Disease, Anti-Stalking, Anti-War, Holocaust Remembrance, Child Exploitation, Child Sexual Abuse/Assault, Osteoporosis, Postpartum Depression, Retinoblastoma, Victims/Survivors of Terrorism, Scoliosis, and Teen Pregnancy Awareness. Lung cancer & lung disease originally used a clear ribbon which was later switched to the white. Let this white ribbon help bring awareness!
The gold awareness ribbon is for childhood cancer. Leukemias and cancers of the brain and central nervous system account for more than half of childhood cancers. About one-third of childhood cancers are leukemias. The most common type of leukemia in children is acute lymphoblastic leukemia. The most common solid tumors are brain tumors. Let this gold awareness ribbon help support childhood cancer!
The turquoise awareness ribbon color means support for Addiction Recovery, Native American Reparations, Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia (CDH), Interstitial Cystitis (IC), and Dysautonomia. Let this turquoise ribbon help bring awareness to these causes!
The silver awareness ribbon color means support for Bell’s Palsy, Children with Physical or Learning Disabilities, Disability Rights, Dyslexia, Elderly Abuse, Encephalitis, Parkinson’s Disease, Schizophrenia, Brain Disorders and the Disabilities, and Stalking Awareness. Let this silver ribbon help bring awareness to these causes!
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 testicles are two glands inside the scrotum (a sac of loose skin below the penis). The testicles make sperm and the hormone testosterone.
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men 15-34 years of age. The two main types of testicular tumors are seminoma and nonseminoma. Nonseminomas tend to grow and spread more quickly than seminomas.
The most common sign of testicular cancer is a lump or swelling in the testicle. Most testicular cancers can be cured, even if they are diagnosed at an advanced stage.
Treatment for testicular cancer can cause infertility by decreasing the amount of sperm made by the body. Men who want to have children may want to use sperm banking to store sperm before they begin treatment.
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!