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post #61 of 89
So far I have

Grey - Asthma because pretty much everyone in my family suffers from it
Lavender - Cancer for my aunts who are now both in remission
Yellow - Military Support for some very good friends (and their SO's) who serve in various armies
post #62 of 89
Autism ... some of you all know why
post #63 of 89
I bought the grey ribbon for myself today. My dad is a long time insulin dependent diabetic. So its mainly for him.

The grey ribbon also stands for mental illness. I was a psych major in college with a particular interest in that area, so my ribbon is for that as well.
post #64 of 89
My red and yellow ribbon is in support of Tricia's student and other people living with and fighting Hepatitis. My blue ribbon is in memory of my mother who passed of colon cancer in 1991

The next I plan on getting is the green ribbon, for bone marrow donation. I'm on the national bone marrow donor registry, and have been contacted for further testing (I haven't been a match so far). Also, I work with someone who had childhood leukemia and is prospering now due to a bone marrow transplant.
post #65 of 89
I think the idea is a NICE one!!
I have a Brother with Hepatitis C.......don't have a ribbon for that.
post #66 of 89
I just bought the one tonight that supports Prostate Cancer, which my Grandpa died from a few years ago
post #67 of 89
I could buy just about ALL of them to represent someone I know or love.That's the sad part.
post #68 of 89
Okay I have added a few today
Pink for Breast cancer: My MIL and good friend are survivors
Green for Leukemia: My Poppy(Grandfather) died from it
Pearl is for Lung cancer, that's what Bella had And lung Disease for my best friend's mom who is very ill from it
post #69 of 89
Like Tricia mentioned, some of us have put up red and yellow ribbons to support her student with Hepatitis C, but I also have it for others out there who are living with the disease.

My green one is for a few causes:
Depression ~ I have a few family members and friends living with depression

Kidney Disease ~ my grandmother suffered with kidney disease for many years. Also it runs in the family, and a couple of my family members have signs indicating that it may effect them in the future.

Kidney Transplantation ~ again for my grandmother, who had two kidney transplants

Organ Donation ~ again for Nanny, if it wasn't for the two people who donated their organs, I may not have had to chance to get to know her (she raised me).
post #70 of 89
My Red and Yellow ribbon is for "Tricia's Poster Child", too, as well as others living with Hepatitis C.

My Pink ribbon is for Breast Cancer, for my MIL, who is a Survivor.

My Red ribbon is for HIV/AIDS, in memory of Wilf, in particular, and other friends; and also in support of more than one close friend, now living with HIV.

Like others, I could probably add them all, and there are certainly several more that I will add.
post #71 of 89
Yes, I will be adding more too as soon as I can.
post #72 of 89
My grandma died from melanoma.
post #73 of 89
I really like the ribbon idea. I finally had enough points to get a ribbon and found out they had a LGBT one so I bought it. I am planning to get ribbons for lung cancer [my dad's mom died from it], liver cancer (if they have one) [my dad's dad died from it], breast cancer [I have family members and family friends that have had it], mental illness and depression [for myself and my grandmother].
post #74 of 89
Mine is for a friend that is over in afghanistan and all the other men and women over there for us.
post #75 of 89
Mine is for Cystic Fibrosis (which I have -figured I'd make it the first one ).
post #76 of 89
If I had a ribbon it would be for a rare genetic skin condition that is particularly prominent in my mother's side of the family. This condition causes blistering at the slightest rub and is particularly prone to sunburns; this is the mild form of E.B., called the simplex (please don't ask me what its full medical term is, I would fall off my chair trying to spell it!) There is another more serious form which literally cripples and is much more serious than the condition in our family. I have seen both conditions and I know a person with the worse form, she can't walk and she is covered in bandages most of the time because her skin is peeling off at the slightest touch. If you have seen the TLC documentary called "The Boy Who's Skin Fell Off", this is the disease that I am talking about. There are only about 100 cases of E.B Simplex in Canada, and out of those 100 people we have four in our family. I might be a carrier of E.B, so my children might have it, and from what I have seen it is a hard thing to live with.

So, I guess I would be supporting research for E.B (and I do, there is a foundation), and those people who are living with this rare and terrible disease. If there was a turquoise/blue ribbon, I would buy it.

I would also have a pink ribbon for Cancer, in memory of family members who have died from it.


But ...... I don't have enough points yet.
post #77 of 89
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If I had a ribbon it would be for a rare genetic skin condition that is particularly prominent in my mother's side of the family. This condition causes blistering at the slightest rub and is particularly prone to sunburns; this is the mild form of E.B., called the simplex (please don't ask me what its full medical term is, I would fall off my chair trying to spell it!) There is another more serious form which literally cripples and is much more serious than the condition in our family. I have seen both conditions and I know a person with the worse form, she can't walk and she is covered in bandages most of the time because her skin is peeling off at the slightest touch. If you have seen the TLC documentary called "The Boy Who's Skin Fell Off", this is the disease that I am talking about. There are only about 100 cases of E.B Simplex in Canada, and out of those 100 people we have four in our family. I might be a carrier of E.B, so my children might have it, and from what I have seen it is a hard thing to live with.

So, I guess I would be supporting research for E.B (and I do, there is a foundation), and those people who are living with this rare and terrible disease. If there was a turquoise/blue ribbon, I would buy it.

I would also have a pink ribbon for Cancer, in memory of family members who have died from it.


But ...... I don't have enough points yet.
check your Pm box!!!
post #78 of 89
I've added the 9/11 victims and heroes ribbon for everybody, because most of the world has been affected by terrorist attacks, or the threat thereof. I'm also planning on adding several more, e.g., for breast cancer, Alzheimer's, bone marrow transplants, HIV, ...... ETA, I've just added a ribbon for Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS), in honor of my great uncle, and my cousin, both of whom died of it far too early in life.
post #79 of 89
Orange - Self Harm Awareness (point of interest, aka "Damn Cat")
post #80 of 89
For me
Black - Mourning
Lavender - Testicular Cancer (lost somone dear to me)
Grey - Brain cancer (both my grandmother and best friend died from this)
Purple - Crohn's Colitis (I have been suffering from a form of it)
Yellow - Both supporting our troups and suicide awareness
post #81 of 89
I have two.
The turquoise-ish one (I think that's the color) is for Against Animal Abuse.
My purple one is for Alzheimer's Disease, as my grandfather had it, and my mother currently has it.

Amanda
post #82 of 89
I would like to see a Teal ribbon, as it is the actual color for gynecological cancers, especially ovarian. While I feel deeply for our pink warriors, not every woman suffers from breast cancer. I would like to see better education when it comes to silent cancers like ovarian and peritoneal. Early detection is the best shot at survival.

I lost my mom 17 days ago to OVCA/Peritoneal ca and I am still so broken inside that there are no words for the pain.

Getting off my soapbox now.
post #83 of 89
Mine are:

White: Adoptee, right to life. I am adopted and I completely believe in the right to life cause. I thank God every day that my birth mother believed it too, even though she was raped.

USA: 9/11/01 victims. I lost a few very close friends that day, and my husband worked down there until June 2002 in the GPS unit, locating remains of his brothers (FDNY, PD and PAPD) and victims that were murdered.

Silver: Children with disabilities. Both my middle sons have disabilities. My oldest son has motor skill issues, and my middle son has dyslexia. Both are my heroes.

I will be buying a yellow ribbon for support of our troops, My Godson serves in the USAF he is stationed in Belgium right now, and my nephew is a Marine, stationed in Afghanistan.
post #84 of 89
Pink- Breast cancer. A dear friend of mine is going through chemo right now for her breast cancer. I want to show my support.

USA- Remembering 9-11. I've had 2 family members involved.. one survived by running for his life.. the other was a cop at the time and he had to help search for survivors (and non-survivors) for days after.

Animal abuse- says it all

Yellow- Supporting the USA troops over seas.
post #85 of 89
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Originally Posted by RubSluts'Mommy View Post
I have two.
The turquoise-ish one (I think that's the color) is for Against Animal Abuse.
My purple one is for Alzheimer's Disease, as my grandfather had it, and my mother currently has it.

Amanda
The ribbon for animal abuse is green, grey and white. Myself and another member created it after I rescued an abused kitty that didn't survive. The grey and white were her fur colors and green were her eyes.It's in remembrance of that kitty and of all animals that suffer in silence.
post #86 of 89
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The ribbon for animal abuse is green, grey and white. Myself and another member created it after I rescued an abused kitty that didn't survive. The grey and white were her fur colors and green were her eyes.It's in remembrance of that kitty and of all animals that suffer in silence.
aww, that just makes the ribbon all more special. thank you for sharing that
post #87 of 89
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Originally Posted by Bellaandme View Post
The ribbon for animal abuse is green, grey and white. Myself and another member created it after I rescued an abused kitty that didn't survive. The grey and white were her fur colors and green were her eyes.It's in remembrance of that kitty and of all animals that suffer in silence.
Thanks... for the life of me, I couldn't figure out the colors on it. I knew someone here made it specifically because some of us wanted one, but I was only looking at my ribbons and couldn't tell the color (they are kinda small).

Amanda
post #88 of 89
I have yellow in support of our troops and also for a child in a nearby county who went missing years ago. I did not know her, but I know people who helped in the search for her. (She was never found.) The green ribbon is for kidney disease. And the ribbon for abused animals, something I feel very strongly about.
post #89 of 89
I have the ribbon that is for anti-animal abuse, and then the blue one is for education and SAVE THE MUSIC!!!! mostly, but I believe in all the other causes it stands for as well- free speech especially.

Music education is in a sorry state where I live, and I really hope that someday soon that can change with more knowledge and funding!
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