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Springfield, IL 62704
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Graham School Red Ribbon Week

October 20, 2011

RED RIBBON WEEK
GRAHAM ELEMENTARY
OCTOBER 24-28, 2011

So, what is Red Ribbon Week? In 1985, Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) was working undercover in Mexico when he was caught, tortured, and murdered by drug traffickers. IDEA, along with the Virginia Federation of Parents, organized the first National Red Ribbon Campaign to recognize Kiki’s fight. The Red Ribbon became the symbol of zero tolerance for illegal drug use and a commitment to a drug-free lifestyle. The Red Ribbon campaign helps to build individual and community awareness regarding alcohol, tobacco, and other drug use and addiction, and publicizes the prevention and intervention programs available to address these social concerns.

We’re hoping to bring some of this awareness to Graham by providing education opportunities, fun activities, and special events.

Help join the fun by participating in theme days during the week:

Monday: GROWING UP DRUG FREE
Students will be handed “Growing up Drug Free” book

Tuesday: PLEDGE TO BE DRUG FREE
Students will sign a pledge card during lunch.

Wednesday: TOO SMART TO START
Students will receive a bookmark

Thursday: DON’T LET DRUGS SNEAK UP ON YOU
Students will wear sneakers to school

Friday: WEAR RED DAY
Students will receive a red ribbon