Awareness Ribbons: A Guide to Causes by Color and Month

When it comes to supporting causes, temporary tattoos are a perfect addition to  fundraising efforts and events. Temporary tattoos are cost-effective and safe and easy for kids and adults to use. To help you plan for your cause campaign, we have compiled a partial list of some of the many causes that can be represented with ribbons.

Black Ribbons

  • 9/11 Remembrance (September)
  • Melanoma Awareness (May)

Blue Ribbons

  • National Hydrocephalus Awareness (September)
  • Addiction Awareness (April)
  • Child Abuse Awareness (April)
  • Colon Cancer Awareness(March)
  • Hydroencephaly Awareness (September)

Gray Ribbons

  • Asthma Awareness (May)
  • Brain Cancer Awareness (May)
  • Diabetes Awareness (November)

Green Ribbons

  • Cerebral Palsy Awareness (March)
  • Environmental Awareness (May)
  • Kidney Cancer/Renal Cell Carcinoma Awareness (March)
  • Organ Transplant & Organ Donation Awareness (August)
  •  Traumatic Brain Injury Awareness (March)

Gold Ribbons

Lavender Ribbons

  • Cancer Survivor Awareness (June)
  • Epilepsy Awareness (November)

Light Blue Ribbons

  • Prostate Cancer Awareness (September)
  • Twin-to-Twin Transfusion Syndrome (December)

Orange Ribbons

  • ADHD – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (October)
  • Animal Cruelty – Animal Welfare (February)
  • Kidney Cancer Awareness (March)
  • Leukemia Awareness (September)
  • Multiple Sclerosis Awareness (March)

Clear or Pearl White Ribbons

  • Lung Cancer Awareness (November)

Pink Ribbon Swirl Tattoo

Pink Ribbons

  • Breast Cancer Awareness (October)

Purple Ribbons

  • Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness (November)
  • Crohn’s & Colitis Awareness (May)
  • Cystic Fibrosis Awareness (May)
  • Lupus Awareness ( May)
  • March of Dimes (November)
  • Pancreatic Cancer Awareness (November)

Red Ribbons

  • AIDS awareness (July)
  • Heart and Stroke awareness (September)

Teal Ribbons

  • Anti Bullying Awareness (October)
  • Gynecological & Ovarian Cancer (September)
  • Interstitial Cystitis and Bladder Pain Syndrome awareness and support (September)

White Ribbons

  • Bone Cancer/Osteosarcoma (July)

Yellow Ribbons

  • Carcinoid & Neuroendocrine Tumor Awareness (November)
  • Rare Disease Awareness (February)

Did we miss an important cause? Let us know in the comments and we’ll add it to the list.


  1. Janice says

    We are interested in ordering grey ribbon tattoos that we could put a personalized message on.

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