Red Ribbon Week

Red Ribbon Week

This week is Red Ribbon Week at Lewis Cass. Red Ribbon is a non-profit organization for raising awareness of drugs and alcohol. For Red Ribbon Week at Lewis Cass, we are dressing up. Teachers and students are encouraged to dress up. Sometimes, teachers will give the students who dressed up candy. In mentor, teachers are teaching students how Red Ribbon Week started. 

Red Ribbon Week was started in 1985, when a man named Enrique Camarena was going to lunch with his wife and got kidnapped by five men and put in a car. His body was found one month later. In honor of Camarena’s death, friends and neighbors started wearing red badges made of satin. In 1988 NFP sponsored the first National Red Ribbon Celebration. Soon people all around the U.S. started to celebrate as well.

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