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Red Ribbon Week

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October 24-27 is Red Ribbon Week for Chouteau-Mazie Public Schools. The Red Ribbon Campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program. Red Ribbon Week usually is celebrated October 23-31st every year. It began in 1985 and has reached many millions of people over the years. It started by parents going around wearing red ribbons as a symbol of commitment. Red Ribbon Week serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.

Enrique Camarena was a Drug Enforcement Administration Agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico in 1985. His murder angered many people, so they started wearing red ribbons in his honor. In 1988 NFP (Nation Family Partnership) sponsored the first National Red Ribbon Week Celebration. Millions of U.S. children and youth dress up for Red Ribbon Week in their schools with corresponding themes to drug prevention. Red Ribbon Week is also a awareness for alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign.


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