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We all know that the most recognized color and ribbon is Pink for Breast Cancer awareness. I my self have several pink items I wear to support. You see these ribbons everywhere and it is a great cause. But did you know that the Pink ribbon also support other forms of Cancer and it recognizes Birth parent awareness? I sure didn't. There is not one color that is an awareness cause on it's own.   We have become a family of Teal wearing ribbons and bracelet's , This is not for Cancer, or Tourette Syndrome, We wear it for Sexual Assault awareness. My 15 year old daughter was a victim and we have just concluded the court processes that was a joke. But she has made great strides and I am so proud of her. She is not a victim she is a surviver and we wear proudly for her. Imagine my surprise when the High School in April all wore teal ribbons to support her and others like her. Yes every month also has it's fair share of causes that the month is set aside to Honor. So if you see a ribbon ask the person why they wear that color you may be surprised for what it stands for. I see this cause as one she will be very passionate about and we as a family will help her in any way, As she says if it will help some one else then this all wasn't for nothing.    BLACK:  Gang Prevention, Melanoma, Metastatic Breast Cancer, Mourning, POW/MIA and Skin Cancer. BLUE:  Arthritis, Bowel Cancer, Child Abuse, Colon Cancer, Down Syndrome, Colorectal Cancer, Education, PKU, Prostate Cancer, Rectal Cancer, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Reyes Syndrome and Mental Health Awareness. DARK BLUE:  Paralysis Research, Police & Law Enforcement. LIGHT BLUE:  Prostate Cancer, Eating Disorders, Thyroid Disease, Graves Disease, Lymph edema, Scleroderma and Pro Choice. GREEN:  Bipolar Disorder, Bone Marrow Donors, Cerebral Palsy, Environment, Eye Cancer, Hurricane Victims, Kidney Disease, Liver Cancer, Lyme Disease, Lymphoma, Missing Children, Muscular Dystrophy, Natural Disasters, Organ Donors, Safe Driving, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Vision Impairment Blindness.  ORANGE:  Children's Diabetes, Cultural Diversity, Hunger, Juvenile Diabetes, Kidney Cancer, Leukemia, Multiple Sclerosis, Human Rights and Racial Tolerance. PINK:  Breast Cancer, Inflammatory Breast Cancer, Birth Parents, Metastatic Breast Cancer, and Testicular Cancer.  LIGHT GREY:  March of Dimes, and Disabled Persons. PURPLE:  Alzheimer's Disease, Animal Abuse, Cancer Survivor, Chiari Malformation, Chrohn's Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Domestic Violence, Epilepsy, Fibromyalgia, General Cancer, Hodgkin's Disease, Hodgkin's Lymphoma, Lupus, Pancreatic Cancer, Relay for Life, Rett Syndrome, Seizure Disorders, Thyroid Cancer and Ulcerative Colitis. RED:  HIV/AIDS, Blood Disorders, Blood Donors, Congenital Heart Defects, Diabetes, Firefighters, Head and Neck Cancer, Heart Disease, Hemophilia, Mothers Against Drunk Drivers (M.A.D.D) , Substance Abuse and Von Willebrand Disease WHITE:  Blind & Vision Impairment, Bone Cancer, Head and Neck Cancer, Osteoporosis, Scoliosis, World Peace and Victims of Terrorism.  YELLOW:  Bladder Cancer, Childhood Cancer, Liver Cancer, Liver Disease, Parkinson's Disease, Sarcoma, Spina Bifida, Suicide Prevention, Support Our Troops and Testicular Cancer. TEAL:  Cervical Cancer, Ovarian Cancer, Gynecological Cancer, Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome, Sexual Assault, Tourette Syndrome and Uterine Cancer. GREY:  Asthma, Brain Cancer, Brain Disorders, COPD, Hearing Impairment, Lung Cancer, and the March of Dimes. MULTI-COLOR:  Asperger Syndrome, Autism and Gay Pride     [IMG][/IMG]
catchersmom posted May 02, 2012

A cause close to my heart is LUPUS. It's ribbon color is Purple and May is Lupus Awareness month. Lupus is surprisingly a very common disease but most people know very little about it. It is estimated that 5 million people in the world have Lupus (over 1.5 million million in the US).

It's been noted that more people have LUPUS than Cerebal Palsy, Sickle-Cell Anemia, Multiple Sclerosis, AIDS, and Cystic Fibrosis COMBINED.

Take a moment to educate yourself about LUPUS.

I wouldn't doubt someone you know has LUPUS.

MHT962 (rep: 3.3k) posted May 02, 2012


My ex's mom has Lupus. I remember when she was diagnosed. They had a tough time figuring it all out. The reason was that there are something like 35 signs and suymptoms that individually could be something else, but if a person exhibits 5 or more, the correct diagnosis is Lupus. Sounds easy enough, but symptoms are hard to identify unless they are beyond the patient's "normal". So a patient may not reveal a symptom to a doctor because he/she may not think its related.

nthsll (rep: 12.5k) posted May 02, 2012


btw...catcher's I got your PM. I'm having a problem with my messaging. I had a renter/landlord question for you, but it may have self corrected. I'll letcha know if not.

Thankss for being there.

nthsll (rep: 12.5k) posted May 02, 2012