Colors for Caring

  • "" Cancer, medical conditions, disabilities and other issues affect millions of people each year. Red Oak ISD wants each person affected to know that they do not stand alone. ROISD will begin the Colors for Caring initiative to visibly show community support for loved ones who are battling against these medical conditions.

    On the first Wednesday of each month in the school year, Red Oak ISD encourages the Hawk family and Hawk community to wear a color that represents one of those medical conditions that have affected the life of a loved one. Red Oak ISD students may wear a t-shirt or polo shirt of the color they choose to support, with jeans, on these designated days. Shirts should be a solid color or make reference to the medical condition or disability represented. Please view the chart below.

    The Colors for Caring Days for 2023-2024 are:

    Wednesday, September 6
    Wednesday, October 4
    Wednesday, November 1
    Wednesday, December 6
    Wednesday, January 3
    Wednesday, February 7
    Wednesday, March 6
    Wednesday, April 3
    Wednesday, May 1

    Be sure to share your Colors for Caring pictures by emailing them to or using the hashtag #ColorsforCaring on social media.

    Colors for Caring:

    This is not an all-inclusive list. Please visit Disable World for a comprehensive list.

    • Lime - Lymphoma
    • Black - Melanoma
    • Burgundy - Multiple Myeloma
    • Teal - Ovarian Cancer
    • Purple - Pancreatic Cancer, ITP, Dementia, & Epilepsy
    • Light Blue - Prostate Cancer
    • Orchid - Testicular Cancer
    • Teal/Pink/Blue - Thyroid Cancer
    • Peach - Uterine Cancer
    • White - Lung Cancer
    • Plum - Honors Caregivers
    • Royal Blue - Autism
    • Lavender - All Cancers
    • Yellow - Bladder Cancer & Sarcoma/Bone Cancer
    • Grey - Brain Cancer
    • Pink - Breast Cancer
    • Teal/White - Cervical Cancer
    • Gold - Childhood Cancer
    • Dark Blue - Colon Cancer
    • Periwinkle - Esophageal Cancer & Stomach Cancer
    • Burgundy/Ivory - Head/Neck Cancer
    • Orange - Kidney Cancer & Leukemia
    • Emerald - Liver Cancer
    • Blue - Diabetes
    • Red - Heart Disease