Tuesday, October 5, 2010

what color ribbon is MY cause??

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this is why I say that lil ribbon does little to help causes. It just seems gimmicky to me.  Like some feel good short cut to say "I m doing something".

 Maybe I m just cynical... but every disease/Cause has a color it appears according to FiremountainGems says for those of you making " awareness" jewelry for folks to wear in hopes that someone may ask, "why are you wearing that [purple and pink in that bracelet?]"

here is what Blue  stands for... ( not to be confused with the teal blue or the light blue ones)





  • Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
  • Alopecia
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Brachial Plexus Injuries
  • Child Abuse Prevention
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crime Victim's Rights
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Drowning
  • Dysautonomia
  • Dystonia
  • Education
  • Epstein-Barr Virus
  • Erb's Palsy
  • Familial Polyposis
  • Free Speech
  • Guillian Barre Syndrome
  • Huntington's Disease
  • Hurricane
  • Hurricane Katrina
  • Histiocytosis
  • Ichthyosis
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis
  • Leukodystrophies
  • Myositis
  •   Police Lost in Duty 
  •  Rectal Cancer
  • Restless Legs Syndrome
  • Reye's Syndrome
  • Save the Music in Our Schools
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Steven Johnson Syndrome
  • Teens Against Smoking
  • Transverse Myelitis
  • Victim's Rights
  • Water Quality
  • Water Safety
  • Heres the Black Ribbon


  • Amish Support
  • Anti-Terrorism
  • Gang Prevention
  • Gun Control
  • Melanoma
  • Mourning
  • Narcolepsy
  • POW/MIA (alternative color: Yellow
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Students for Gun Control
  • Trauma





    Now while I am all for Amish support, does it really rank up there with anti terrorism? or gun control or mourning?  who came up with all this?  Is this a little like selling Hallowen candy and supplies in August just fatten our big butts up?  anything for $$.... It seems to lessen the impact in my lil ol rant here.

    Dont forget to do something tangible... Talk to your family, help someone get to where they need to be to get safe, call the police if you suspect DV in a neighbors home, it will be anonymous.















    1. 100% with you on this one! Thanks for this blog post :)

    2. When ribbons first started (I'm pretty sure it was with pink for breast cancer and soon after that the red one for HIV/AIDS) the idea was you bought a ribbon somewhere and the money went to a breast cancer charity. At least that was the way it worked way back when in the UK.
      Just wearing a ribbon doesn't really seem to mean much anymore especially as it seems there are so many of them!