Next Week is Red Ribbon Week to "Send a Message. Stay Drug Free"
SAN ANGELO, TX — The Community Action and Resources for Empowerment and Success, known as the Concho Valley C.A.R.E.S. Coalition, along with The Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley, Local Law Enforcement agencies, and school-aged students in the area will hold a ceremony declaring the last week of October as Red Ribbon Week. The proclamation happens on Monday, October 28 at noon at The ADACCV Main Office at 3553 W. Houston Harte Expy. Since 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena, angered parents and youth in communities across the country started the tradition of wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction caused by drugs in our communities. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. Since that time, the campaign has reached millions of children and families in the U.S. The National Theme this year for Red Ribbon Week is “Send a Message. Stay Drug Free.”
In 2007, Concho Valley CARES formed with the mission of creating an environment that encourages the reduction of youth substance abuse so children and families can thrive. Now part on a coalition with the Alcohol & Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley, and a nonprofit 501(c)3, Concho Valley CARES collaborates with agencies and individuals from many sectors of our community.
For more information, please contact Courtney Bingham, ADACCV Prevention Director, at 325-224-3481 or [email protected].
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