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Elmwood Park Schools See Red For Drug Awareness Events

Elmwood Park Memorial High School will kick off Red Ribbon Week on Monday, Oct. 26 to raise awareness of the dangers of drugs.
Elmwood Park Memorial High School will kick off Red Ribbon Week on Monday, Oct. 26 to raise awareness of the dangers of drugs. Photo Credit: Ashley Wang at flickr

ELMWOOD PARK, N. J. -- Students at Elmwood Park Memorial High School plan to honor Red Ribbon Week, a national anti-drug campaign, with a series of dress-up events starting Monday.

Each day, they'll wear different themes. Monday is black, Tuesday is neon, Wednesday is favorite sports teams and Thursday is crazy socks day. Students will wear Halloween costumes Friday.

The nationwide Red Ribbon campaign dates to 1985 as a way to promote awareness of the dangers of drugs.

Wearing red ribbons started as a way to honor U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration agent Enrique Camarena, who was killed in Mexico. It grew into a statement on the destruction drugs cause.

For more details, visit the National Family Partnership Red Ribbon website .

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