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Awareness Ribbons: What Does a Green Ribbon Mean?

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There is something special about running a race, hosting an event, and supporting an important cause. It is common practice for participants, volunteers, and supporters to wear colored ribbons, known as awareness ribbons. Colored ribbons can foster unity among a group of people and help bring awareness to important topics or concerns.

Awareness ribbons date back to medieval times when female spectators would give jousting knights a ribbon as a token of their affection or support. Today, awareness ribbons come in all sizes and colors and are symbols of support for various events and social causes. Each ribbon color has a unique meaning, and in this article, we discuss the meaning behind green awareness ribbons.

Ribbon Color Meanings: Hues of Green

Green awareness ribbons come in several shades, and each shade of green carries a special meaning. Below we detail the significance of several shades of green.

Traditional Green

The traditional green ribbon represents support for over 40 different causes and awareness campaigns for medical conditions, including awareness campaigns for:

  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Liver disease
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Genocide
  • Kidney disease
  • Bipolar disorder
  • Natural disasters
  • Brain injuries
  • Organ donation
  • Glaucoma

Sea Green

Sea green awareness ribbons represent support for people with speech impediments, such as:

  • Stuttering
  • Stammering
  • Lisping

Light Green

Although light green awareness ribbons typically raise awareness for sexually transmitted diseases, light green awareness ribbons also raise awareness for the following:

  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Human Papillomavirus
  • Celiac Disease

Lime Green

Lime green ribbons raise awareness for childhood mental illness, childhood depression, and childhood mood disorders. Lime green awareness ribbons also show support for the following medical conditions:

  • Lyme disease
  • Muscular dystrophy
  • Maternal mental health
  • Spinal cord disorders
  • Psychosis
  • Lymphoma
  • Postpartum depression
  • Auditory processing disorder

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