Whether we're trying to save money, find a more efficient way of completing a task or just feeling frustrated with our existing options, it's a worthwhile undertaking to work toward positive change. I was looking recently for the Awareness Ribbon that represents the genetic heart disease I have and to say the least it was a very disappointing endeavor.
Have you ever looked at "The Colors and Meanings of Awareness Ribbons"?
The Awareness Ribbon has become so overused that it's difficult to tell what ribbon stands for what anymore and it appears that many people just think of cancer these days, especially since each type of cancer has its own color now. There is not a thing wrong with these ribbons representing cancer or HIV/Aids or Heart Disease, but when those three things and more are all the same color they kind of miss the boat on awareness. The yellow ribbon for example represents, bone cancer, soldier support, Endometriosis, Obesity, and suicide prevention, just to name a few.
The whole point is to have someone see the ribbon you're wearing and be reminded about the cause you wish to represent.
A ribbon in the shape of a heart is very easy to understand.
So as all these thoughts swirled around in my head I had to ask myself,
I think the cure is a new ribbon design specifically for Heart Disease that leaves little if any room for question.
The design is very easy to make. Just wrap the ribbon around your finger twice and then cross it as you would the regular ribbon.
Let me know what you think.
The ribbon design can also be found on my other blog and on Facebook.