DEA celebrates Red Ribbon Week with Virtual Red Ribbon Rally
NEW ORLEANS – The Drug Enforcement Administration will hold its annual National Red Ribbon Rally virtually this year. Our virtual rally will premiere on https://www.dea.gov on October 1, 2020, and be available to share throughout the month of October.
This year’s Red Ribbon Rally features voices from our community and special guests who represent diverse experiences and perspectives on drug prevention and Red Ribbon activism, including youth performances that celebrate living drug-free. In addition, we will recognize the elementary, middle, and high school winners of the DEA Red Ribbon visual arts contest, and announce the community groups selected to receive DEA’s 2020 Community Drug Prevention Award.
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“Red Ribbon Week honors Kiki Camarena, who made the ultimate sacrifice for his country fighting drug trafficking. The news of his death touched the nation, and today, millions of young people sign pledges to remain drug-free,” said DEA Special Agent in Charge Brad L. Byerley. “DEA will continue to take drug traffickers out of our communities as part of a comprehensive strategy that includes effective enforcement, prevention and treatment.”
During Red Ribbon Week, young people in communities and schools across the nation pledge to live drug-free by wearing red ribbons and participating in anti-drug events. Red Ribbon Week is also a time to pay tribute to DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, whose tragic murder led to the creation of the Red Ribbon Campaign. He is the man and hero behind the Red Ribbon Campaign.