Members of Congress wore purple ribbons at the State of the Union address to raise awareness about the opioid epidemic and substance use disorders. Purple ribbons have also been worn to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease, Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD), pancreatic cancer, animal abuse, Crohn’s disease and lupus.
Like the silver ribbon, the purple ribbon has also been worn to raise awareness about elder abuse. They are worn in October to symbolize Domestic Violence Awareness Month (DVAM). Purple ribbons also symbolize and increase awareness about the following causes:
- Alzheimer’s Disease
- Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF)
- Cystic Fibrosis
- Religious Tolerance
- Sarcoidosis Awareness
- Thyroid Cancer
- Trisomy 9 Awareness
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