Red Ribbon Week began in 1988 in honor of (DEA) Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Enrique Camarena, who was kidnapped and killed in Mexico in February 1985 for uncovering a multi-billion drug scam. The country has been committed for 26 years , we too must continue supporting his fight and the cause he gave his life by wearing red ribbon sending the message: Live drug-free!
National Red Ribbon Week is the last week of October which is celebrated with different themes to assure understanding all across grade levels.
Red Ribbon Themes:
Monday ,Oct. 27- Drugs are “Old Schoo”- 50’s sytle
Tuesday, Oct. 28 – Friends Don’t Let Friends Bully or do Drugs – Twin Day
Wednesday, Oct 29- Get Your Pink On – wear Pink (Honor of Breast Cancer)
Thursday, Oct 30- “Team Up” Against Drugs and put “A Cap on Bullies”-Jersey, T-shirt and cap Day