Red Ribbon Week is an annual campaign centered around drunk driving prevention and drug prevention week. The Red Ribbon campaign has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. This years theme is “Love Yourself. Be Drug Free.”
Join me in bringing awareness and remembering those who have lost their lives as a result of drugs and/or alcohol.
About The Red Ribbon Campaign
The Red Ribbon campaign was started in response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered communities across the country began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America.Enrique (Kiki) Camarena was a Drug Enforcement Administration Agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico in 1985. On Feb. 7, 1985, the 37-year-old Camarena left his office to meet his wife for lunch. Five men appeared at the agent’s side and shoved him in a car. One month later, Camarena’s body was found. He had been tortured to death. In honor of Camarena’s memory and his battle against illegal drugs, friends and neighbors began to wear red badges of satin. Parents, sick of the destruction of alcohol and other drugs, had begun forming coalitions. Drug and alcohol has had an effect on millions of lives and families across the globe.
For more information on the Red Ribbon Campaign and how you can get involved click the link: http://redribbon.org/