Red Ribbon Week will be celebrated October 25-31, 2015
Theme: “Respect Yourself. Be Drug Free!”
The RED RIBBON CAMPAIGN for Drug-Free Youth was initiated in 1985 following the murder of Federal Agent Enrique Camarena by drug traffickers. The red ribbon was designated as the symbol of intolerance of illegal drug use and a commitment to a drug-free life style. The Red Ribbon Week Program provides an opportunity for communities to unite and raise awareness of alcohol and other drug abuse. RAYSAC is excited about promoting Red Ribbon Week in the Roanoke Valley as an excellent way to demonstrate our commitment to a drug-free community.
NEW THIS YEAR!! THE CANDLELIGHT CEREMONY WILL BE A WEEK AFTER RED RIBBON WEEK ON SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2015. THIS WILL GIVE SCHOOLS THE OPPORTUNITY TO FOCUS ON RRW ACTIVITIES AND NOT HAVE TO TURN ANYTHING IN UNTIL THE NEXT WEEK.
Please let us know if you have questions.