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Red Ribbon Week
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Monday, October 21, 2019
Theme: “Send a Message. Stay Drug Free.”

Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco, and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually in October in the United States. It began as a tribute to fallen DEA special agent Enrique Camerena in 1985. According to the United States DEA, Red Ribbon Week is the nation’s largest and longest-running drug awareness and prevention program. As the nation’s largest and oldest drug prevention campaign, Red Ribbon Week® reaches over 80 million people each year throughout the United States.


The 2019 National Red Ribbon Week theme is: Send a Message. Stay Drug Free.™ The theme is a call to action to speak out in support of healthy choices. The theme is also a reminder that by staying drug free, you are sending a message to yourself and others about how much you value yourself, your overall health, your community and your future.


Join us in celebrating Red Ribbon Week at WCMS by dressing in accordance with our daily themes! We will also host several events during the week including door decorating, essay writing, a scavenger hunt, and an assembly. 


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