Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers Partners with Geauga County Mental Health Recovery Service Board to Celebrate Red Ribbon Week
Mentor, OH, October 23, 2020: Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers is proud to partner with the Geauga County Mental Health Recovery Service Board to take a visible stand against drugs by celebrating Red Ribbon Week from October 23-31.
Red Ribbon Week raises awareness of drug use and the problems related to drugs facing our community, and encourages parents, educators, business owners, and other community organizations to promote drug-free lifestyles.
This year’s celebration will kick off on October 23 with Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers Spirit Week. Because of social distancing we are inviting everyone to participate in our Spirit Week online by taking pictures of yourself dressed in your Red Ribbon Week themed attire. Share your pictures online with us and together we can build a community that is drug free!
Monday October 26th
Stick a pin in it!
(Wear your Red Ribbon Week Pin)
Tuesday October 27th
Behind the Mask
(Wear a red mask)
Wednesday October 28th
Protect the Red Shirts!
(Wear Red Shirt)
Thursday October 29th
Sock it to Drugs!
(Wear your red socks!)
Friday October 30th
Dress in all red!
(Wear your Red Ribbon pin!)
In 1985, Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Enrique S. “Kiki” Camarena was killed by drug traffickers. Shortly after his death, citizens from his hometown of Calexico, California, began wearing red ribbons to remember him and commemorate his sacrifice.
The first official Red Ribbon Week celebration was created by the National Family Partnership in 1988. NFP continues to coordinate the campaign for families, schools and communities across the nation each year. Since then, the red ribbon has symbolized a continuing commitment to reducing the demand for illicit drugs in our communities.
Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers is a private, nonprofit agency providing continuous service to the community since 1971. Services at Lake-Geauga Recovery Centers are made possible due to the generous support of the Lake County ADAMHS Board, the Geauga Board of MHRS, and United Way of Lake & Geauga Counties.