Red Ribbon Week 2017 Morning Announcements
Monday, October 23rd:
Good morning Mansfield students, faculty, and staff! We are Mansfield Peer Mediators. Welcome to the first day of our Red Ribbon Week celebration. We hope that everyone wore as much red as possible.
For more than 20 years, Red Ribbon Week has been the time when communities encourage healthy lifestyles and teach students about the dangers of drugs. It has grown into the country’s largest anti-drug endeavor.
Red Ribbon Week was officially proclaimed by congress in 1988. The event arose from the death of undercover Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) agent Enrigue “KiKi” Camarena in 1985. He was killed when investigating drug trafficking in Mexico.
Friends and family in his hometown of Calexico, California, formed Camarena Clubs. Members wore red ribbons and pledged to live drug free. This became a nationwide trend. Please join us in this pledge for a healthy lifestyle and to live drug-free. Remember to “Team Up Against Drugs” tomorrow and wear your favorite sports team attire!!!
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