Red Ribbon Week

Support Drug Free Kids

October 23 – 31, 2024

Celebrate Life. Live Drug Free

We are excited to announce the 2022 National Red Ribbon Week Theme, “Life is a Movie. Film Drug Free™,” The theme is a reminder that everyday Americans across the country make significant daily contributions to their communities by being the best they can be because they live Drug-Free!

What is Red Ribbon Week?

It is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs. Show your personal commitment to a drug-free lifestyle through the symbol of the Red Ribbon, October 23 – 31st. The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a drug-free America.

Red Ribbon Week 2021 Theme Poster

The Red Ribbon Campaign

The Red Ribbon became a symbol for drug prevention in 1985, in response to the murder of DEA Special Agent Enrique”Kiki” Camarena. Informed Families started the first county-wide Red Ribbon campaign in 1986. In 1988, National Family Partnership sponsored the first National Red Ribbon Week celebration.

Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. Since that time, the campaign has reached millions of U.S. children and families.

DAC Support

The Drug Awareness Council and District 2-E2 Lions Clubs work directly with School Districts in our area to offer matching grants to fund school Red Ribbon Week programs supporting drug awareness and education.

We have had amazing results with our support, in that each year more and more schools are benefitting from our grant funding.

If you are interested in obtaining more information about Lions Clubs in your area you can visit our District 2-E2 website: www.lions2e2.org for more information. Or, contact us by filling out the information below.

Lions in District 2-E2

Let’s Not Forget About RED RIBBON WEEK!

Red Ribbon Week is fast approaching in the schools in our district. The Drug Awareness Council elected to step up and assist clubs that want to participate that haven’t done so in the past. In addition, the Lions Clubs in District 2-E2 support our entity.

We ordered 10,000 Drug-Free Stickers for the schools. It’s up to your club to get these stickers to schools participating in Red Ribbon Week in your area. The purpose of the stickers is for students to attach them to their water bottles they take to school. In addition, the stickers will send a strong message to others that drugs are not tolerated and not used in their schools.

There is no charge to Lions Clubs for the stickers. They have arrived and are ready to be distributed.

Please don’t over-order, and if you do order, please deliver promptly to your schools. All clubs are encouraged to participate.

Contact DAC Director Lion Karen Bryan to place your order: info@drugawarenesscouncil.com