Red Ribbon Week 2014

Posted on October 6th, 2014

This October 23rd – 31st, take a visible stand against drugs by celebrating Red Ribbon Week®, the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation. First established by Congress in 1988, the campaign was created to commemorate the life of Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena who made the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.

Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs and, every year, reaches millions of young people across the United States. This year’s theme is Love Yourself. Be Drug Free®.  The Gwinnett, Newton and Rockdale County Health Departments supports the Red Ribbon Campaign® and invites our communities to join our efforts as we educate youth and raise awareness for drug prevention!

For more information on how you or your organization can participate in local Red Ribbon Week Campaign® activities, please contact us!