Please join Orange County Mayor Richard Crotty and the Drug Free Coalition as we celebrate the 11th Annual Red Ribbon Celebration, “Drug Free All Year Long”. Over 1200 students will participate in this year’s celebration by marching against drugs, displaying their talents through dance and music and entering the countywide poster and essay contest.
The Red Ribbon Campaign began in 1985 as a result of the murder of Federal Drug Enforcement Administration Agent Enrique Camarena by drug traffickers in Mexico. The red ribbon has come to symbolize a commitment to a healthy, productive lifestyle and a drug-free environment. The campaign has developed into a positive community celebration nationwide. Red Ribbon Week is celebrated each year from October 23rd – 31st.
Red Ribbon serves as vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to abstain from alcohol or drugs and making healthy choices. Keep the promise, be drug free!
Who: Orange County Drug Free Coalition
When: Tuesday, October 26, 2010 – 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Where: Lake Eola Park Band Shell, Downtown Orlando (parade begins at
For more information contact: Carol Burkett, Director
(407) 836-7391 or (407) 832-8731