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.
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