Red Ribbon Week Information

  • 2019 Red Ribbon Campaign


    October 21-25, 2019

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    Red Ribbons are worn to show a commitment to the drug-free lifestyle.  Wednesday is Wear Red Day.

    The Red Ribbon Campaign originated when drug traffickers in 1985 murdered DEA Federal Agent Enrique Camarena.  The Red Ribbon became the symbol behind the nation's war against drugs.  The Texas Commission on Alcohol and Drug Abuse is proud to sponsor the Red Ribbon campaign in the state of Texas.  The National Federation of Parents sponsors the national campaign.

    Wearing and displaying the ribbons during this observance helped to present a unified and visible commitment to promote drug-free communities.

    The theme for this year's Texas Campaign goes beyond the symbolism of the red ribbon and asked our families, friends and neighbors to support Send A Message.  Stay Drug Free.

    The long-term goal and challenge is to develop a healthy, drug-free lifestyle as a community standard in our neighborhoods, in our state, and across our nation.