Pasadena ISD kicks off Red Ribbon Week

Pasadena ISD kicks off Red Ribbon Week
Posted on 10/26/2015
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Pasadena ISD is joining communities nationwide in taking a stand against drugs by celebrating Red Ribbon Week, October 26-31.

Red Ribbon Week, which is officially celebrated October 23-31, raises awareness about the dangers of drug use and encourages students, parents, educators and community members to practice healthy behaviors and live drug free.

Activities are scheduled throughout the week at various campuses and include parades, drug awareness programs and quirky themes like too smart to start (by wearing college t-shirts), socking it to drugs (by wearing colorful socks), team up against drugs (by wearing sports jerseys), rally in red (by wearing red shirts), put a cap on drugs (by wearing caps, shades and wigs), spook away drugs (by wearing Halloween costumes), among others.

Red Ribbon Week began in 1988 after Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Special Agent Enrique S. "Kiki" Camarena was killed by drug traffickers in Mexico. Today, millions wear red ribbons to represent a continuing commitment to live drug free and pays tribute to Camarena and others who have lost their lives in the fight against drugs.

According to the National Family Partnership, the celebration is the oldest and largest drug prevention awareness program in the nation. To learn more about Red Ribbon Week, please visit the link.

Email photos of campus celebrations to rbrown1@pasadenaisd.org or tweet photos using the #PasadenaRedRibbonWeek.

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