Ribbon Awareness Pins

Ribbon Pin Awareness

So many colors, so many causes! From the beginning and the yellow ribbon wrapped around an oak tree, to the ever so popular red AIDS ribbon and the worldwide pink breast cancer campaign, ribbon pins are the universal symbol of support. They have also become a hot item to wear wherever you go giving recognition to whichever cause you are supporting.

The tradition of ribbon pins have been credited to a US military wife, Penelope Laingen, who tied a yellow ribbon around an oak tree in her front yard to represent hope for her husband who was being held hostage in Iran during the 1970s. Inspired by the song, “Tie a Yellow Ribbon Round the Ole Oak Tree,” as sung by Dawn featuring Tony Orlando, Penelope launched her own American tradition that encouraged the use of yellow awareness ribbons tied around oak or in a women’s hair to reminder the absence of a loved one.

As the AIDS epidemic began to get worldwide awareness in 1992, activists adopted the power of these growing awareness ribbons and introduced the red ribbon to signify the efforts to find a cure for the deadly disease. During the same year, decorative ribbon pins were introduced in an effort to build awareness and support of the breast cancer cause.

The now famous pink ribbon flooded into the market thanks to Susan G. Komen who handed out pink ribbons to participants in a New York City race for breast cancer survivors. The Breast Cancer Foundation eventually officially adopted the pink ribbon and is now famous around the world.

The tragic events of September 11, 2001 pushed the red, white, and blue ribbon into the forefront as this ribbon was used extensively used to show support for those who lost there lives in the days terrible events.

The blue ribbon Campaign to Prevent Child Abuse began in 1989 as a Virginia grandmother's tribute to her grandson who died as a result of abuse. She decided to tie a blue ribbon to the antenna of her car as a way to remember him and to alert her people in her community to the tragedy of child abuse. The blue ribbon Campaign has since expanded across the country with many people wearing blue ribbons each April in memory of those who have died as a result of child abuse and in support of efforts to prevent abuse.

We have compiled a complete list of all the ribbon pin awareness meanings for you to view as well.

There are many meanings to the colors of ribbon pins, each color has a special meaning and there are even combinations of colors. can assist you a creating a custom awareness ribbon pin for your cause and make sure it is exactly what you are looking for. We have worked on many awareness and charity events, let our trained customer service staff provide you with ideas and help you make a gift that everyone will treasure.



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