Today, I’m honoring Kiki Camarena, a DEA agent who died while fighting substance abuse. Join me in celebrating Red Ribbon Week® 2016. Take the pledge: www.redribbon.org/pledge
The Red Ribbon Campaign® is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week®, October 23rd – October 31st each year.
WHAT IS RED RIBBON WEEK?
It is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. Show your personal commitment to a drug-free lifestyle through the symbol of the Red Ribbon, October 23 – 31st.
The Red Ribbon Campaign® was started when drug trackers in Mexico City murdered DEA agent Kiki Camarena in 1985. This began the continuing tradition of displaying Red Ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs. The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign® is to present a united and visible commitment towards the creation of a DRUG – FREE AMERICA.
National Family Partnership is the sponsor of the National Red Ribbon Week® Celebration. We are helping citizens across the country come together to keep children, families and communities safe, healthy and drug-free, through parent training, networking and sponsoring the National Red Ribbon Campaign®.
WHY SUPPORT THE NATIONAL THEME?
A theme unites each year’s campaign and helps to broadcast one message, creating a tipping point to change behavior.
Plan a Red Ribbon celebration. Order and display Red Ribbon materials with the National Red Ribbon ttheme. Proceeds from the sale of Red Ribbon theme merchandise helps support prevention programs across America. Order for your family, students, sstaff, patients, employees and customers and encourage them to wear the red ribbon symbol during Red Ribbon Week®, October 23rd – 31st.
The Red Ribbon Campaign is sponsored by the National Family Partnership.
Learn more at: www.nfp.org and www.redribbon.org