Whats in a Colour ::: What Awarness Ribbon should Virginia Tech Use?

19 04 2007

 

In light of the tragic event that took place this week in Virginia I suggested here that we should wear white ribbons to show love and compassion to the victims, white meaning peace, and victims of terrorism.

I’ve noticed on all the Facebook groups and other online places of mourning people have been using the black ribbon – which is actually mourning (but also gang violence)

 In a time of such sorrow, sadness and uncertainity on our own shores, shouldn’t we be trying to look to the positive, look to rebuild. . . .  . .

What colour ribbon should Virginia Tech use?

Each Ribbon Colour and Their Meaning

  •  Pink and Blue Ribbon:
    Meaning: This style of ribbon is a symbol for the March of Dimes and its efforts in fighting premature births, saving babies, and finding a cure for birth defects.
  • Pink Ribbon :
    Meaning: Most commonly associated with breast cancer awareness, this ribbon is also a symbol for birth parents, and childhood cancer awareness (alternative color: light blue)
  • Yellow Ribbon :
    Meaning: We’ve all seen this symbol used to support our troops, but it is also a symbol for MIA/POW, suicide prevention, adoptive parents, amber alerts, bladder cancer, spina bifida, endometriosis, and a general symbol for hope. A yellow ribbon with a heart is used to represent the survivors left behind after a suicide.
  • Pale Yellow Ribbon :
    Meaning: This color is a symbol of spina bifida
  • Red Ribbon :
    Meaning: Most commonly associated with the fight against AIDS and HIV, this ribbon also is a symbol for heart disease, stroke, substance abuse, MADD, DARE, Epidermolysis Bullosa, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy 
  •  Burgundy Ribbon :
    Meaning: This color is a symbol of brain aneurysm, Cesarean section (worn upside down), headaches, hemangioma, vascular malformation, hospice care, multiple myeloma, William’s syndrome, Thrombophilia, Antiphospholid Antibody Syndrome, and adults with disabilities
  • Purple Ribbon :
    Meaning: This color is a symbol of pancreatic cancer, domestic violence, ADD, alzheimer’s, religious tolerance, animal abuse, the victims of 9/11 including the police and firefighters, Crohn’s disease and colitis, cystic fibrosis, lupus, leimyosarcoma, and fibromyalgia
  • Lavender Ribbon :
    Meaning: This color is a symbol for general cancer awareness. It can also be a symbol for epilepsy, and rett syndrome
  • Periwinkle Ribbon :
    Meaning: This color is a symbol of eating disorders and pulmonary hypertension
  • Blue Ribbon :
    Meaning: This color is a symbol of drunk driving, child abuse, Osteogenesis Imperfecta (OI), the victims of hurricane Katrina, dystonia, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), alopecia, Education, Epstein-Barr Virus, Save the Music, colon cancer (alternative ribbon color: brown), colorectal cancer (alternative ribbon color: brown), and anti-tobacco – particularly anti-second hand smoke (in Canada; alternative ribbon color: brown), I Love Clean Air/ILCA Campaign (Japan) 
  • Dark Blue Ribbon :
    Meaning: This color is a symbol of arthritis, child abuse prevention, victim’s rights, free speech, water quality, and water safety
  • Light Blue Ribbon :
    Meaning: This color is a symbol of childhood cancer (alternative color: pink), prostate cancer, Trisomy 18, and scleroderma
    Gemstones: Blue Lace Agate, Blue Quartz
  • Teal Ribbon :
    Meaning: This color is a symbol for ovarian, cervical, and uterine cancers as well as sexual assault, polycystic ovarian syndrome, and tsunami victims
  • Green Ribbon :
    Meaning: This color is a symbol of childhood depression, missing children, open records for adoptees, environmental concerns, kidney cancer, tissue/organ donation, and worker and driving safety
  • Orange Ribbon :
    Meaning: This color is a symbol of leukemia, hunger, and cultural diversity
  • White Ribbon :
    Meaning: This color is a symbol of innocence, victims of terrorism, peace, right to life, bone cancer, adoptees, and retinal blastoma
  • Pearl Ribbon :
    Meaning: This color is a symbol for emphysema, lung cancer, mesothelioma, and multiple sclerosis
  • Black Ribbon :
    Meaning: This color is a symbol of mourning, melanoma, and gang prevention
  • Brown Ribbon :
    Meaning: This color is an anti-tobacco symbol as well as a symbol of colon cancer (alternative ribbon color: blue), colorectal cancer (alternative ribbon color: blue)
  • Grey Ribbon :
    Meaning: This color is a symbol of diabetes, asthma, and brain cancer
  • Silver Ribbon :
    Meaning: This color is a symbol for children with disabilities, Parkinson’s disease, and mental illnesses such as severe depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and anxiety disorders.
  • Gold Ribbon :
    Meaning: This color is a symbol for childhood cancer
  • Jigsaw Puzzle Ribbon:
    Meaning: This style of ribbon is a symbol for autism
  • Lace Ribbon:
    Meaning: This style of ribbon is a symbol for osteoporosis
  • Flag Ribbon:
    Meaning: This style of ribbon is a symbol for both the victims and heros of the 9/11 attacks. It is also a symbol of patriotism and support of our troops. In addition, it is a symbol of fireworks safety.
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5 responses

20 04 2007
skywindows

Burgandy Orange and Black Ribbons are all over around here. Today at work was Hokie Hope day everyone is wearing Burgandy and Orange (the school colors). Tomorrow are several funerals and masses for the victims at churchs all around. I know several people attending these.

17 people from near where we live were killed. The killer lived less than an hour from our home.
Sad, so sad.

25 04 2007
tammy

i say the color white is my choice when you all decide on the color please send me a few so i can sell them on behalf of the victims family send me addrrsses on where to send the money

***Edited by Blog Owner*** Removed personal information.

25 04 2007
tammy

i am tammys daughter and i say red because i have heart problems and that is what it means and it also means that blood from the school[s] it happened at.

25 04 2007
tammy

i am tammy husband i say we go for white that is the color that relates to what happened

26 04 2007
virginia33ciablackop

Google
9/11 was an inside job
virginia school shooting government black op?

http://www.prisonplanet.com/articles/april2007/160407blackop.htm

It is well documented that disturbing questions remain over the incident at Columbine. It is clear that authorities had prior knowledge of what was going to happen. Observers were in the area hours before the shooting took place. Articles from the Associated Press stated that ballistics from Columbine show that six of the thirteen victims were possibly shot and killed by Jefferson County SWAT.

9/11 was an inside job
this was a psy op – to induce fear and panic
OKC 9/11 amish school killings katrina vt shootings – NO ONE WILL STOP THEM – WAKE UP AMERICA!!

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