It’s Red Ribbon Week, October 21-29, 2013, and in schools across America, students are being educated about alcohol, tobacco and drug abuse prevention. It is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign. The First National Red Ribbon Week was organized by the National Family Partnership in 1988.
From themed days like Crazy Hair and Crazy Socks day, Red Ribbon Week serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand against drug and alcohol abuse, and to commit to protecting our children through drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of drug free America.
Here in Huntington Beach, there is an organization called Red for Tyler that brings the cause behind Red Ribbon Week closer to home. They are very active especially during Red Riboon Week. The group was organized to remember the late Tyler Macleod, a Huntington Beach High School student who died of a drug overdose last year. More importantly, their mission is to help other kids who are also struggling in life.
The slideshow below was taken from the OC Register: