What do the cancer ribbons represent?

Rachel Shogren, Health Editor

Breast Cancer

After the first Susan G. Komen walk in 1991, they distributed pink ribbons to patients and survivors and it stuck.

Pediatric Cancer

In 1990, The Childhood Cancer Organization chose gold because “our children are as precious as gold.”


Melanoma means “black tumor.” The black ribbon is for those battling one of the most dangerous cancers.

Lung Cancer

The lung cancer ribbon is often clear or pearl colored as it is hard to find, just like the hard to detect lung cancer.