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Health & Safety: Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week, the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country, takes place annually in October.

Red Ribbon Week serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of drug free America

Red Ribbon Week commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by DEA Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, who died at the hands of drug traffikers in Mexico while fighting the battle against illegal drugs to keep our country and children safe.


Local PTA/PTSA units, in partnership with school administrators, provide this important program in District 204 elementary and middle schools.  Activities vary by school and may include poster contests, sharing the red ribbon story, signing pledges to live a drug free life or wearing red clothing to school.  School grounds may also be decorated with red ribbons or planted with red tulip bulbs to commemorate the week.


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