Red Ribbon Week: October 23-31, 2021

Red Ribbon Week: October 23-31, 2021

About the Red Ribbon Campaign

The Red Ribbon became a symbol for drug prevention in 1985, in response to the murder of DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena. In honor of Kiki’s memory and his battle against illegal drugs, friends and neighbors began to wear red badges of satin. Parents then began to form coalitions using Camarena as their model while embracing his belief that one person can make a difference. These coalitions adopted the symbol of Camarena’s memory, the Red Ribbon.

Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.

Join us as we celebrate Red Ribbon Week in our schools in Lancaster County! Take the National Red Ribbon Campaign Pledge HERE and be a part of the creation of a drug free America.

For more information about Red Ribbon week, visit

Here are some other helpful resources provided by the Red Ribbon Campaign:

Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America
Drug Enforcement Administration
Drug Free America Foundation
Lock Your Meds
Mothers Against Drunk Driving
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
National Institute on Drug Abuse
NIDA for Teens
Students Against Destructive Decisions
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy