Significance of Red Ribbon Campaign
The Red Ribbon Campaign began in 1985
as a combined result of outrage and frustration
at the brutal torture and murder of
Federal Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Enrique Camarena
by drug traffickers in Mexico.
The Red Ribbon symbolizes a commitment to a healthy drug-free life-style. As the Red Ribbon Campaign has grown from year to year, we were proud to raise much needed awareness and funds to support drug education, anti-bullying efforts, and youth leadership development in Polk, Highlands, and Hardee counties.
We encourage you to participate in this year’s
Red Ribbon activities in October/November
and to make drug use prevention part of
your family’s healthy life-style.
• Wear a Red Ribbon all month.
• Place a Red Ribbon on your front door, mailbox, or car.
• Talk with your children about the advantages of living drug-free and the dangers of alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use.
• Become educated about prevention services in your community.
• Get involved! Join InnerAct Alliance, volunteer your time or financial resources to help educate parents and
children on the dangers of substance abuse.
•You can encourage your company or school to provide parent education programs and support healthy alternatives for youth.
• Participate in our Red Ribbon 15K, 5K, and
Kids' Fun Run in November!