Purple ribbon

A purple ribbon is worn to raise awareness for Alzheimer's Disease, cystic fibrosis, epilepsy, Huntington's disease, Lupus, Fibromyalgia, Autism, Animal abuse, Arnold-Chiari Malformation, Eating Disorders, Gastrointestinal Cancers, Pancreatic cancer and cancer survival. It is worn by trade union members on Workers' Memorial Day (April 28), to commemorate workers killed, disabled, injured or made unwell by their work. [ [http://www.unison.org.uk/news/news_view.asp?did=4212] ] It is also a symbol of pride worn by pagans on Pagan Pride Day. [ [http://www.fote.org/ribbon.htm] ] It is also a symbol used by 4 R Kids Sake whose mission is to protect our children from preventable injuries and death in and around cars. They were the driving force behind purple ribbon month in CA.

Additionally, at county and state fairs in the United States, it is the award for placing seventh in a contest.

ee also

*Medals of Honour (Japan)
*Alzheimer's AssociationThe purple ribbon is also worn as a sign of eating disorders, especially Anorexia and Bulimia.Purple ribbons are also worn to raise awareness about domestic violence issues. October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month.A purple ribbon also symbolises being against animal cruelty

Along with the purple ribbon (Against Domestic Violence) is the White Ribbon Campaign which is "Men Against Domestic Violence"

References

[http://www.caring.com/ribbons Purple Ribbon Widget, Alzheimer's Association]


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