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Red Ribbon Week 2017

Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated at McGuffey Middle School from
Monday, October 30th - Friday, November 3rd.  
What is Red Ribbon Week?

Red Ribbon Week is a national drug awareness and prevention campaign. Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in 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. When he decided to join the US Drug Enforcement Administration, his mother tried to talk him out of it. "I'm only one person", he told her, "but I want to make a difference."

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. Some of these new coalitions took Camarena as their model and embraced his belief that one person can make a difference. These coalitions also adopted the symbol of Camarena's memory, the red ribbon.

In 1988, National Family Partnerships sponsored the first National Red Ribbon Celebration. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.

Red Ribbon Week at McGuffey Middle School

McGuffey Middle School will be celebrating Red Ribbon Week from October 30th - November 3rd. Students may participate in the following theme days and activities:

Monday, October 30th: “Give Drugs the Boot!” Wear Boots

Tuesday, October 31st: “McG Students are too Bright for Drugs!” Wear Neon

Wednesday, November 1st: “Sock it to Drugs!” Wear Silly Socks

Thursday, November 2nd: “We are too Classy for Drugs!” Dress Up Day

Friday, November 3rd: “Red Day!” Wear Red to Support an Anti-Drug Lifestyle
Youth Substance Abuse - A guide for parents with "warning signs" from Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. 
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