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 puzzle piece awareness ribbons is for Autism. It is a group of developmental brain disorders, collectively called autism spectrum disorder (ASD). ASD is broken out into one of five disorders, sometimes called pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs), as ASD: -Autistic disorder (classic autism) -Asperger’s disorder (Asperger syndrome) -Pervasive developmental disorder not otherwise specified (PDD-NOS) -Rett’s disorder (Rett syndrome) -Childhood disintegrative disorder (CDD).
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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