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  October 23rd - 31st
Red Ribbon Week

The Red Ribbon Campaign is now the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week, October 23-October 31 each year. Wear your Red Badge proudly and have the courage to say no to drugs!!! 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 Red Ribbon Campaign was started when drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered Kiki Camarena, a DEA agent, in 1985. This began the continuing tradition of displaying Red Ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs. The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign is to present a unified and visible commitment toward the creation of a DRUG-FREE AMERICA.  
  Help celebrate and promote Red Ribbon Week – wear a Red Ribbon, attend and encourage others to attend Red Ribbon activities in your community – You can make a difference. Contact the Tehama County Dept of Education at (530) 527-5811 if you would like more information on this event.  
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