Red Ribbon Week

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During the week of Oct. 28 - Nov. 1, 2019, Cypress-Fairbanks I.S.D. will be participating in Red Ribbon Week activities. 

What is Red Ribbon Week?

It is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs.  Show your personal commitment to a drug-free lifestyle this week, through the symbol of the Red Ribbon.

Why Red Ribbon Week?

The Red Ribbon Campaign was started when drug traffickers in Mexico City killed DEA agent, Kiki Camarena in 1985.  This began the continuing tradition of displaying Red Ribbons as a symbol of intolerance toward the use of drugs.  The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign is to present a unified and visible commitment toward the creation of  a DRUG-FREE AMERICAN.

First National Red Ribbon Week

In 1988, the National Family Partnership coordinated the first National Red Ribbon Week with President and Mrs. Reagan serving as honorary Chairpersons.  Wearing red ribbons during the month of October continues to represent our pledge to live drug free and honors the sacrifice of all who have lost their lives in the fight against drugs.

Why support the national theme?

A theme unifies each year's campaign and helps to broadcast one message, creating a tipping point to change behavior.


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