Red Ribbon



Working together with local schools, business, faith based and civic organizations, law enforcement and health services and the McFarland Relevant Alcohol Drug Awareness Resources Coalition, this year Red Ribbon Week runs October 23rd through the 31st.

An annual event since it’s inception in 1985, this week provides an opportunity for schools and communities throughout the nation to participate in drug awareness activities and show their support for being drug-free.

Show your personal commitment to a drug-free lifestyle by partnering with others in the community as we wear the symbol of the campaign, the Red Ribbon. Purpose To understand facts about drugs and use those facts to impact the entire community population.

HISTORY The Red Ribbon campaign began in honor of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, who was killed while working uncover in Mexico. Parents and youth across the U.S. began wearing red ribbons in honor of his sacrifice and in an effort to raise awareness of the destruction caused by drugs.

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