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    Red Ribbon Week

    OCTOBER 23RD - 31ST

    2019 RED RIBBON THEME: INTRODUCING...THE 2019 RED RIBBON THEME: SEND A MESSAGE. STAY DRUG FREE.™


    The annual National Red Ribbon Theme Contest, sponsored by the National Family Partnership, offers students and other prevention supporters the opportunity to be a part of history. The winning slogan will be used throughout 2019 in thousands of schools and communities across America.

    As the nation’s largest and oldest drug prevention campaign, Red Ribbon Week® reaches over 80 million people each year throughout the United States.

    The theme is a call to action to speak out in support of healthy choices. The theme is also a reminder that by staying drug free, you are sending a message to yourself and others about how much you value yourself, your overall health, your community and your future. 

    This is the first year that a student at Griswold Middle School won the National Red Ribbon Theme contest. Izabella learned about the contest from her health teacher Kristen Butremovic, who has been celebrating the Red Ribbon Campaign for 21 years.

    Izabella Ware, a student from Griswold Middle School in Griswold, CT, created the winning theme for 2019 Red Ribbon Week, which takes place October 23-31. Ware's theme, "Send A Message. Stay Drug Free." was selected among thousands of Red Ribbon theme ideas submitted by students, parents, educators and members of communities across America.

    Griswold Middle school will receive national recognition and $500 in Red Ribbon Theme merchandise from Nimco, Inc.

    Source: http://redribbon.org/theme/


    Examples of activities for kids to help and participate in the week here.

    Here is an informational flyer with facts about Red Ribbon Week.

    For more information on the National Red Ribbon Week visit their website Here.