Colored Wristband Resource

Colored ribbons were some of the very first icons used to promote awareness and lend aid to various charitable topics and organizations. But in recent years, colored wristbands have solidified themselves as the popular, go-to symbols used to express support, demonstrate connections, and raise consciousness for many different causes and movements. When it comes to meaningful causes, 501(c)(3) nonprofits, corporate foundations, families, and individuals all use our colored bands to help foster education, enhance social engagement, encourage the public, and more. However, we know there are a lot of colors that represent a multitude of established affiliations, therefore we’ve provided some insight into the most commonly inquired about wristband color & cause associations below.

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Frequently Asked Color and Cause/Awareness Questions

  • What do the different colored wristbands mean?

    What do the different colored wristbands mean? The color of a wristband often denotes support or awareness for a particular mission, cause, or organization affiliation. For example, an orange wristband can signify awareness of kidney cancer and leukemia, but it can also represent motorcycle safety, world hunger, and the ASPCA.

  • What are the colors of cancer? / What are the colors for cancer? / What color is the cancer bracelet?

    Cancer is represented by multiple colors depending on the type. For example, the color sand (peach) represents uterine and endometrial cancer, whereas yellow gold represents childhood cancer. Almost every type of cancer has an associated color, however lavender is used to represent any cancer not already symbolized by a color, as well as cancer in general.

  • Is April autistic month?

    April is Autism Awareness Month; World Autism Awareness Day takes place on April 2nd. Autism awareness is best recognized by a reflex blue, red & yellow segmented wristband, and a puzzle piece symbol is most often attributed with the autism spectrum community.

  • Is There a Brain Cancer Awareness Month?

    May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month; National Gray Day is May 27th.

  • Is there a Prostate Cancer Awareness Month? / What is the color for prostate cancer?

    National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is observed in September. The color light blue is often worn to signify support and raise awareness for prostate cancer, as well as men's health overall.

  • What color bracelet is for colon cancer?

    A navy blue bracelet (or the color blue in general) represents colon cancer. Diabetes, thyroid, and anti-bullying are also represented by the color blue.

  • What color bracelet is for lung cancer? / What color is the lung cancer band? / What color symbolizes lung cancer? / What color ribbon signifies lung cancer?

    Lung cancer is signified with a white wristband or ribbon. Silicone bracelets in the white glow-in-the-dark color can be used as well.

  • What color is the leukemia ribbon?

    The color orange symbolizes support for leukemia.

  • What color is the ribbon for pancreatic cancer?

    Pancreatic cancer is signified by purple colored ribbons & wristbands.

  • What color ribbon is for gallbladder cancer?

    The color green represents gall bladder cancer, as well as liver cancer. Other causes the color green is associated with includes mental health, literacy, and organ donation.

  • What color ribbon is for glioblastoma?

    Grey is the awareness color for all brain cancers including glioblastoma.

  • What color ribbon is for renal cell carcinoma?

    Renal cell carcinoma (kidney cancer) is represented by the color orange.

  • What color ribbon is ovarian cancer?

    The color teal is used to represent ovarian and cervical cancer.

  • What does a blue wristband mean?

    Depending on the shade, blue wristbands represent a variety of causes. Reflex blue signifies support for diabetes, anti-bullying, and Parkinson's disease; light blue denotes prostate cancer & men's health; cornflower blue represents esophageal & stomach cancer; and navy blue is symbolic of colon cancer & arthritis.

  • What does a purple wristband mean?

    A purple wristband is used to show support and raise awareness for pancreatic cancer, as well as Alzheimer's, dementia, Lupus, and domestic violence.

  • What does a red wristband stand for?

    Red wristbands show support of many different causes including heart disease, stroke, disaster relief, DARE/substance abuse, HIV/AIDS, and MADD.

  • What does a white band mean?

    A white band represents lung cancer, adoption, blindness, hope & support.

  • What does the yellow wristband stand for?

    A yellow wristband stands for support of our troops/POWs/MIA, suicide prevention, and missing persons. It also represents health-related concerns such as bone cancer, spina bifida, and endometriosis, to name a few.

  • What does wearing a black bracelet mean? / What does a black wristband mean? / What do black wristbands mean?

    A solid black wristband / bracelet may be worn to show support for skin cancer (melanomas), as well as insomnia and anti-terrorism. A black & red segmented wristband represents support for the Black Lives Matter movement.

  • What does wearing a pink bracelet mean? / What does a pink bracelet mean?

    A pink bracelet is renowned for its significance in the awareness and support of breast cancer, as well as other notable causes including birth parents, nursing mothers, eosinophilic disorders, and Paget's disease.

  • What is the ribbon color for bone cancer?

    Bone cancer (i.e. sarcoma) is represented by the color yellow. So when you see a yellow ribbion ribbon or wristband it may be for bone cancer awareness. If you want to support this movement you can get your yellow plastic wristbands today!

  • What Pink is for breast cancer?

    Pink is "power" color used in various shades to represent breast cancer awareness; this includes light and hot pink. However, these tones also symbolize support for other causes; for example, light pink signifies women's health, whereas hot pink signifies inflammatory breast cancer, cleft palate and gendercide awareness.

  • What can you do for a toddler with autism?

    Autism treatments for toddlers and children include a variety of different therapies including behavioral, nutritional, occupational, play-based, physical, and speech-language.

  • How does art therapy help autism?

    Art therapy helps to channel autistic behaviors into an expressive, creative outlet. It promotes communication, emotional growth, and sensory integration, while fostering social interaction in a fun setting.