September is the time of year when many awareness months are celebrated. POW/MIA Recognition Day, Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month are just a few examples. Each of these months has a specific color that is associated with it, but do you know what they all mean? In this blog post, we'll take a look at the different colors associated with September's awareness months, their meanings and an organization that supports each cause. Let's get started!

Suicide Prevention Month - 

Ribbon color: Tri-color Ribbon using navy, purple and teal

Organization to support: Suicide Prevention Services of America, Batavia, IL

POW/MIA Recognition Day September 16, 2022 - 

This year, on the third Friday in September we remember those who have gone missing or are still prisoners of war. We honor their service to our country by coming together as one nation with gratitude for all that they sacrificed so many years ago!

Ribbon Color: Black

Organization to support: National POW/MIA Memorial & Museum 

Month Alzheimer's Month -

Ribbon Color: Purple

Organization to support: Alzheimer's Family Center

World Heart Day -

World Heart Day is a global event that illuminated the world’s leading cause of death: cardiovascular disease. It helps people understand how they can take actions in their everyday lives to prevent CVD and its consequences such as stroke or heart attack which could save millions from dying early!

Ribbon Color: Red

Organization to support: World Heart Federation

Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month

The Heart Rhythm Society is celebrating National Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) Awareness Month this September. This life-threatening arrhythmia affects over 8 million people every year and can lead to a stroke within hours of diagnosis! With such high stakes, it's important that we all learn about the symptoms so our loved ones are not left in confusion when they woke up suddenly with difficulty breathing or having trouble moving around on their own--a concerning sign indicating possible recovery from AFib but also potentially indicate something more serious like cardiomyopathy if untreated.

Ribbon Color: Red

Organization to support: Stop

Blood Cancer Awareness Month - Multiple Myeloma, Leukemia, Lymphoma

Ribbon Colors: Multiple Myeloma Burgundy, Leukemia Orange, Lymphoma Lime Green

Organization to support: Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Childhood Cancer Awareness Month

Ribbon Color: Gold

Organization to support: Cal's Angels

Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Ribbon Color: Yellow

Organization to support: Obesity Action Coalition 

Gynecological Cancer Awareness Month

Ribbon Color: Teal, Cervical Teal and WhiteUterine Cancer Peach

Organization to support:

Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Ribbon Color: Teal

Organization to support:

PCOS Awareness Month

Ribbon Color: Teal

Organization to support:

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Ribbon Color: Light Blue

Organization to support:

Thyroid Cancer Awareness Month

Ribbon Colors: Tri-color Ribbon using Pink, Purple & Teal

Organization to support:

As you can see, September is a really busy month highlighting so many important causes. We hope this list helps you choose the right one for you, and that you’ll consider supporting these causes in some way. Whether it’s by donating your time or money, every little bit counts and makes a difference. Thank you for reading!

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