The National Red Ribbon Campaign began in 1985 as a symbol of commitment to raising awareness of the violence and destruction caused by drugs in America. It continues today as a catalyst for educating youth and encouraging participation in drug prevention activities. Red Ribbon week is celebrated the week of October 23-31.
The Red Ribbon Campaign pledge sets guidelines to help children grow up safe, healthy and drug-free. The guidelines are:
This year, families and schools may enter the 2016 Red Ribbon Photo Contest for the chance to win an iPad and $1,000 for a local school.
Decorate your home or school campus with a Red Ribbon and this year's theme: "YOLO. Be Drug Free."
Snap a photo and upload your decoration.
For more information, visit www.redribbon.org