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Red Ribbon Week-October 23-31

 

RED RIBBON WEEK THIS WEEK!!

Red Ribbon Week is a reflective event where Knights in Action hosts activities during both lunches to help promote a drug and alcohol free environment here at Kamiak:

Monday-Friday: Wear Red and stop by the table during lunch to sign the pledge poster, fill out a “What’s My Anti-Drug” Ribbon, and play Red Ribbon Week Trivia.

 

RED RIBBON WEEK HISTORY:

On February 7, 1985, undercover Drug Enforcement Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena was kidnapped, tortured, and murdered by members of a drug gang in Mexico. It took a search by 500 special U.S. agents to find his battered body in a shallow grave on a ranch in Mexico. He was buried with honors in his hometown of Calexico, California. In 1988, Congress proclaimed the first 8-day Red Ribbon Week. Since then, the Red Ribbon movement to remember and honor Kiki's death and raise drug awareness is celebrated by millions of students and teachers, along with community organizations, service clubs, businesses, faith communities, and law enforcement agencies. Today, Red Ribbon Week is held in thousands of schools and communities all across America.

Wear red and join the pledge to be drug free.