Mustangs recognize Red Ribbon Week

Jacob Pipercic – Mustangs Ahead

Red Ribbon Week runs through Oct. 30

(LAKEWOOD RANCH, FL) – Anyone on the LRHS campus this week may see not only homecoming festivities, but red, anti-drug ribbons.  October 23-31 is National Red Ribbon week.

The National Family Partnership (NFP) promotes Red Ribbon Week.  The NFP is a nonprofit organization made of parents who believe they should play a role in drug prevention.

The Red Ribbon Campaign started in 1985 after the death of Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Agent Enrique Carmena. In response to his death, angered parents and youth across the nation began wearing Red Ribbons to show their commitment to raising awareness of the damage drugs cause in America.

Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a source of motivation to educate youth about drugs and how to prevent them from being used.

The NFP has a growing network of nearly 100 partners including parent committees, local alliances, and community groups.

As the NFP’s network of partners continue to work in communities, the NFP will strive to work as a resource and national voice for drug prevention.

Peggy B. Sapp, President of the NFP, said, “Our mission is to lead and support our nation’s families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug free youth.”