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October 25-29 is Red Ribbon Week

October 25-29 is Red Ribbon Week

It’s Red Ribbon Week in the United States.

This healthy holiday is America’s oldest drug prevention program, held during the last week of October every year. Folks wear red ribbons and participate in anti-drug education programs and events nationwide.

Did you know … ?

Red Ribbon Week honors Enrique (Kiki) Camarena, a Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agent, who lost his life while on duty. Kiki Camarena was kidnapped, tortured and killed by a Mexican drug cartel he was investigating.

Each year, during the last week of October, Americans mark Red Ribbon Week as a time of raising awareness about drug abuse and fostering drug abuse prevention. How might you celebrate Red Ribbon Week this year?

  • Wear a red ribbon during Red Ribbon Week
  • Distribute red ribbons to customers and colleagues
  • Display a red ribbon decal on your car window or your home
  • Decorate your mailbox and porch with red ribbons for Red Ribbon Week
  • Attend a Red Ribbon Week drug abuse prevention program
  • Host a Red Ribbon Week parade or 5K run
  • Sponsor an essay or poster contest for Red Ribbon Week
  • Organize a Red Ribbon Week prayer meeting or gathering
  • Encourage young people to sign Red Ribbon Week drug-free pledges

Happy Red Ribbon Week.

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