Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Fairport Celebrates National Red Ribbon Week: October 21st-27th

As I was driving down through Fairport Village this morning, I noticed red ribbons tied around all the trees leading in and out of the village. It looked so pretty against the fall foliage. What are these red ribbons for?

The red ribbon symbolizes the pride and commitment in Fairport to provide our children with healthy choices for a drug-free lifestyle. During the week, Fairport schools will be holding a variety of activities to promote drug awareness.

The National Family Partnership (NFP) organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Celebration in 1988 in response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena. Parents and children in communities across the country began wearing red ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the destruction caused by drugs in America. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a symbol to communities to educate their kids and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. The NFP continues to deliver this message of hope annually to millions of people through the National Red Ribbon Campaign.

For more information on The National Family Partnership, click HERE.

For more information on Fairport Celebrates Red Ribbon Week, click HERE.

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