This week is Red Ribbon Week! You may be celebrating in your school or workplace by wearing a red ribbon or bracelet to show your commitment to living a drug-free lifestyle. But do you know where this tradition came from?
Created in 1985 after drug traffickers murdered DEA agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, Red Ribbon Week is an annual event demonstrating intolerance for drugs in our nation's schools, workplaces, and communities. People across the United States show their commitment to leading a healthy, drug-free lifestyle by wearing or displaying a red ribbon.
This year, join in the celebration by taking the Red Ribbon Pledge. You can also enter the Red Ribbon Photo Contest for a chance to win an IPad and $1,000 for your school! Be sure to visit the Jay County Drug Prevention Coalition to learn more, or to become involved in the initiatives to make Jay County a drug free community!