Awareness Flags & Banners: Ribbon Flags & More
Show Support for Important Causes With Awareness Flags & Banners
Flying an awareness flag outside your home or displaying an awareness banner at your place of business can help to spread the word and garner support for a cause that is close to your heart. It’s an easy way to show you care, and to show solidarity while spreading knowledge and information to others who may want to support the cause as well.
Ribbon flags have grown to become some of the most popular types of awareness flags. These flags are a symbol that clearly communicates your passion and dedication to a cause, just as wearing a ribbon does.
The History of Awareness Ribbons
The use of colored ribbons to raise awareness for a cause or show support for a cause dates back to medieval times. Ribbons were given to warring knights.
Much more recently, a yellow ribbon became a welcome home message to soldiers after WWII. More recently yet, political statements have been made when celebrities take to a cause. In 1991 red ribbons brought attention to the AIDS epidemic from the public stage of the Tony Awards and in 2017 green ribbons at the Emmy Awards show support for climate change action.
While you're probably familiar with the most common ribbon meanings, you may not realize that there are hundreds of ribbons out there with different meanings!
Popular Awareness Ribbon Colors
Here is a quick overview of some common colors used for awareness ribbons on flags, banners and in other contexts to show support for important causes.
- Lavender: All Cancers
- Pink: Breast Cancer
- Grey: Brain Cancer
- Orange: Leukemia
- Teal: Ovarian Cancer / Sexual Assault Awareness
- Brown: Colon Cancer
- Baby Blue/Pink: Pregnancy / Infant Loss
- Magenta/Purple/Teal: Thyroid
- Red: AIDS
- Yellow: Support our Troops
- Green: Kidney
- Blue/Grey Pinstripe: Lou Gerhig Disease / ALS
- Puzzle: Autism
As you can see from our collection above, there are ribbon flags available for just about everything!
Custom Awareness Flags & Banners
There are dozens of awareness flags and ribbon flags available - but if you don’t see the flag you need to show your support for an important cause, don’t worry! Custom awareness flags are available as well.
We would be happy to create a flag with the colors or design that you need for your home or organization. You can browse our selection of custom flags here for inspiration!
Ready to get started with your custom flag? Give us a call at 1-888-697-3524 or request a custom flag quote through our online form to get the process started
Order Your Awareness Flag Today!
Awareness flags and banners are a great way to showcase your support for a cause that is close to your heart. With our wide selection and our ability to create custom awareness and ribbon flags and banners, you’re sure to find the perfect flag to support the cause that means the most to you.