What is Red Ribbon Week, and why does it matter?

Red Ribbon Week is designed to get people talking to other people and working on activities that will help rebuild a sense of community and common purpose. Red Ribbon Week is designed to help parents and schools deliver an effective drug prevention curriculum.

How did Red Ribbon Week get Started?

Red Ribbon Week was started when drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered DEA agent Kiki Camarena in 1985. This began the continuing tradition of displaying red ribbons as a symbol of intolerance toward the use of drugs.

Why do you Celebrate Red Ribbon Week?

– Communities Can Contact your elected officials about issuing a proclamation declaring Red Ribbon Week in your community. – Schools Can Wear red ribbons and distribute them to your friends, family, volunteers, staff, and employees. – In the Workplace – Within Faith Communities …

When does Red Ribbon Week start?

Red Ribbon Week takes place Oct. 23-31 annually. Learn more about the national mission to help keep kids drug free. Resources for Addiction, Recovery, and Support

Why do we celebrate Red Ribbon Week?

Wearing red ribbons during the month of October continues to represent our pledge to live drug free and honors the sacrifice of all who have lost their lives in the fight against drugs. Celebrate Red Ribbon Week in your community or your child’s school, and raise awareness of living a drug free life.

When is national Red Ribbon Week?

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 23-October 31 each year. The National Family Partnership organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign®.

What is the theme of Red Ribbon Week?

You can be a red ribbon ambassador.

  • To be part of this campaign,you can plant red flower bulbs which bloom in spring.
  • The participants can also plan a “CruiseBy”. The website says,“Have each participant decorate his or her car featuring the Red Ribbon Theme and drive through your neighbourhood.”