Red Ribbon Campaign History
The Red Ribbon Campaign was formed in 1985 when Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) Agent, Erique Kiki Camarena, was violently murdered by drug traffickers in Mexico City, Mexico.
Following the tragic loss off Agent Camarena, enraged parents and youth worldwide began wearing Red Ribbons as a symbol and reminder of the death and destruction caused by drugs in America. Thus, the Red Ribbon became a symbol of the fight to reduce the damage caused by illegal drugs everywhere.
The first National Red Ribbon Celebration took place in 1988 and continues to occur annually. Each year, in the last week of October, more than 80 million people take part in Red Ribbon Week and show their commitment to a healthy, drug-free lifestyle by wearing or displaying a red ribbon.
Red Ribbon Week in Delaware County
The DCPC participates in Red Ribbon Week each year, and will be doing so again this year with the Red Ribbon Breakfast!
Red Ribbon Breakfast 2022
Tuesday, October 25th, 8:00am-10:00am
This year DCPC welcomes guest speaker, Stephen Hill, to the Red Ribbon Breakfast. Hill has authored many books on struggles with addiction and maintaining a drug-free life, including A Journey to Recovery. In A Journey to Recovery, Hill gives a powerful testimony on his own struggle with opioid addiction and his inspiring recovery from this addiction. There will also be an amazing performance from the Delaware County P.R.I.D.E. Team.
The Red Ribbon Breakfast will be held at Cornerstone Center for the Arts on Tuesday, October 25th from 8:00am-10:00 am. Food will be provided by Pete’s Catering.