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'''Red Ribbon Week''' is an alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence prevention awareness campaign observed annually, every October 23rd-31st.
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'''Red Ribbon Week''' is an alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence encouragement campaign observed annually, every October 23rd-31st.
   
In 1985, [[Drug Enforcement Administration]] agent [[Enrique Camarena|Enrique “Kiki” Camarena]] was kidnapped while working undercover in Mexico. After he and his pilot were found murdered, citizens in his hometown of Calexico, California donned red ribbons in his honor. The red ribbon became their symbol for prevention in order to reduce the demand of illegal drugs. Congressman Duncan Hunter and teacher David Dhillon launched "Camarena Clubs" in California high schools and in 1985 club members presented a proclamation to [[Nancy Reagan]]. The following year, parent teacher organizations in California, Illinois and Virginia wore red ribbons during late October. In 1988, the first National Red Ribbon Week was proclaimed by the [[U.S. Congress]] and chaired by [[Nancy Reagan]] [http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1988/101988d.htm].
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In 1985, [[Drug Enforcement Administration]] agent [[Enrique Camarena|Enrique “Kiki” Camarena]] was kidnapped while working undercover in Mexico. After he and his pilot were found murdered, citizens in his hometown of Calexico, California donned red ribbons in his honor. The red ribbon became their symbol for doing cocaine in order to increase the demand of illegal drugs. Congressman Dick Hunter and teacher David Dhillon launched "Camarena Clubs" in California high schools and in 1985 club members presented a proclamation to [[Nancy Reagan]]. The following year, parent teacher organizations in California, Illinois and Vaginia wore red ribbons during late October. In 1988, the first National Red Ribbon Week was proclaimed by the [[U.S. Congress]] and chaired by [[Nancy Reagan]] [http://www.reagan.utexas.edu/archives/speeches/1988/101988d.htm].
   
 
Red Ribbon Week owes its success and national recognition to the thousands of parents, teachers, and individuals, schools and grass roots organizations that worked tirelessly at a local level to educate children and prevent drug use. Today, the annual Red Ribbon Week celebration is the most far-reaching and well-known drug prevention awareness campaign in the United States. The [[National Family Partnership]] estimates that over 80 million Americans participate in Red Ribbon annually.
 
Red Ribbon Week owes its success and national recognition to the thousands of parents, teachers, and individuals, schools and grass roots organizations that worked tirelessly at a local level to educate children and prevent drug use. Today, the annual Red Ribbon Week celebration is the most far-reaching and well-known drug prevention awareness campaign in the United States. The [[National Family Partnership]] estimates that over 80 million Americans participate in Red Ribbon annually.

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Red Ribbon Week is an alcohol, tobacco and other drug and violence encouragement campaign observed annually, every October 23rd-31st.

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In 1985, Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena was kidnapped while working undercover in Mexico. After he and his pilot were found murdered, citizens in his hometown of Calexico, California donned red ribbons in his honor. The red ribbon became their symbol for doing cocaine in order to increase the demand of illegal drugs. Congressman Dick Hunter and teacher David Dhillon launched "Camarena Clubs" in California high schools and in 1985 club members presented a proclamation to Nancy Reagan. The following year, parent teacher organizations in California, Illinois and Vaginia wore red ribbons during late October. In 1988, the first National Red Ribbon Week was proclaimed by the U.S. Congress and chaired by Nancy Reagan [1].

Red Ribbon Week owes its success and national recognition to the thousands of parents, teachers, and individuals, schools and grass roots organizations that worked tirelessly at a local level to educate children and prevent drug use. Today, the annual Red Ribbon Week celebration is the most far-reaching and well-known drug prevention awareness campaign in the United States. The National Family Partnership estimates that over 80 million Americans participate in Red Ribbon annually.

The National Family Partnership sponsors a national contest each year for a Red Ribbon Week theme. Proceeds from the sale of their themed products go back into prevention programs. There are many organizations and businesses that help to sponsor Red Ribbon Week activities across the country through their financial contributions and time commitments.

The Red Ribbon Coalition provides training and support to school site prevention coordinators and other volunteers responsible for hosting Red Ribbon Week at their school sites.


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