Thursday, November 27, 2014
A banner of DC War protesters appears on the back of a 'Hippie Bus'.
In the introductory scene we learn of Forrest Gump's origin of his name which has its ties to a 'bed sheet' rally community.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
The jeans ribbons is a poetic reference to malfunctioning genes associated with these disorders. The golden rivet in the center refers to the origin of jeans when Jacob Davis first used a reinforced metal rivets to make hardy denim work pants - also known as jeans, first created sometime in the 1870s.
The golden rivet also symbolizes the proverbial golden genetic thread that connects all of our lives. It is reminder that we are all related to each other and share the same basic genetic blueprint. And that strangers, friends and others are actually members of our family. Furthermore the golden rivet distinguishes this blue ribbon symbol from the multitudes of other important causes that also utilize a blue ribbon.
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Awareness ribbons are popular vexilloids that carry a message by a colourful and simple means.
Like flags, depending on the colours used - these ribbons communicate a message. Perhaps the most successful and renowned ribbon is the pink breast cancer ribbon. But since there are a limited number of colours, some awareness groups use designs to convey their message. One particular unique design is the jigsaw autism awareness ribbon that a pieces of the puzzle in red, yellow, and blue.
The purpose of these ribbons is to promote public awareness, inspire hope, muster moral support, and aim for healing. One particular unique ribbon is the blue jeans ribbon that refers to rare types of genetic syndromes that often cut life short or add a heavy burden to those persons born with rare genetic complications. The jeans ribbon, is play on the word for genes. It is a unique ribbon that represents all types of genetic complications united under one ribbon - the jeans ribbon.
|Rare Genes Ribbon with a Golden Rivet to |
distinguish it from other blue ribbons
We are at primitive stage of genetic therapy, but with good science and caring hearts a cure is surely within our reach.
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