Red Ribbon Campaign

National-Red-Ribbon-LogoThe Red Ribbon Campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people during Red Ribbon Week, October 23-31. The Red Ribbon Campaign is an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs, showing their commitment to drug-free lifestyles through the symbol of a red ribbon.

 

“Through the Red Ribbon Campaign, our goal is to provide Kansans with the most accurate information about the effects of drug use. We want to help teens make a difference and have an impact across the state by educating them and encouraging their participation in drug prevention activities.”
– Trooper Don Hughes, Kansas Red Ribbon Campaign Committee Chair

About the Red Ribbon Campaign
Get Involved with the Red Ribbon Campaign
Red Ribbon Campaign Luncheon and Training
Red Ribbon Campaign Materials and Links
Red Ribbon Campaign Partners and Sponsors
Red Ribbon Campaign Media and News
Red Ribbon Campaign Blog

About the Red Ribbon Campaign
National Red Ribbon Campaign History
The Red Ribbon Campaign was started when drug traffickers in Mexico City murdered Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena in 1985. His family and friends began the continuing tradition of displaying Red Ribbons in his honor as a symbol of intolerance toward the use of drugs. In 1988, National Family Partnership (NFP) sponsored the first Red Ribbon Campaign.

Kansas Red Ribbon Campaign History
The Red Ribbon Campaign began in Kansas in 1988 when the Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services began distributing Red Ribbons to promote the “Toward a Drug-Free Kansas” initiative. The following year, Michelle Voth, founder of the Topeka Drug Awareness Coalition (TDAC), learned about the Red Ribbon Campaign at a national conference and applied for a grant from the governor’s office to bring the campaign to Kansas. Upon receiving the grant, TDAC held the first Kansas Red Ribbon Campaign Luncheon in 1990 and began promoting the national campaign statewide. The Red Ribbon Campaign continued to grow across Kansas, and in 1995, its coordination was transferred to Kansas Family Initiative (now Kansas Family Partnership), a non-profit established to engage Kansas families in the fight against drug abuse. KFP continues to coordinate the Red Ribbon Campaign in Kansas, raising awareness and mobilizing communities to improve the health and safety of Kansas youth and families.

Red Ribbon Campaign Mission
The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign is to present a unified and visible commitment toward the creation of a drug-free America. National Family Partnership (NFP) is the national sponsor of the Red Ribbon Campaign.

Red Ribbon Campaign Theme
Each year, a national theme unifies the Red Ribbon Campaign across the country by communicating one message and creating a tipping point to change behavior.

Get Involved with the Red Ribbon Campaign
KFP encourages schools, businesses, organizations and community groups to spread the word about the Red Ribbon Campaign through local events and awareness campaigns. Here are some ideas to get you started:

Red Ribbon Campaign Luncheon and Training
Who
Elementary, middle and high school students; school teachers and administrators; coalition members; prevention professionals; healthcare and treatment providers; law enforcement officials; business members; government officials

What
Luncheon: A recognition of outstanding 2016 Kansas Red Ribbon Campaign activities.
Training: An opportunity to learn more about living a positive, drug-free lifestyle.

When
To Be Announced January 2017

Where
To Be Announced January 2017

How
To Be Announced January 2017

Cost
To Be Announced January 2017

Deadline
To Be Announced January 2017

Contact
Kansas Family Partnership
1.800.206.7231
ksfampart@kansasfamily.com

Notes
To Be Announced January 2017

Red Ribbon Campaign Materials and Links
Kansas Red Ribbon Campaign promotional materials are available through KFP to help you celebrate Red Ribbon Week and promote drug-free lifestyles. Materials are not dated so they can be used throughout the year to promote the importance of drug-free lifestyles. If you would like to order promotional materials for the Kansas Red Ribbon Campaign to help promote the campaign across the state, please contact KFP at 1.800.206.7231 or ksfampart@kansasfamily.com to determine promotional material availability.

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Red Ribbon Campaign Partners and Sponsors
If you would like to sponsor or partner with the Kansas Red Ribbon Campaign to help promote the campaign across the state, please contact KFP at 1.800.206.7231 or ksfampart@kansasfamily.com.

Red Ribbon Campaign Media and News
If you are a member of the media and would like more information about the Kansas Red Ribbon Campaign, please contact KFP at 1.800.206.7231 or ksfampart@kansasfamily.com.

Use of Kansas Red Ribbon Campaign Logo and Materials
If you would like to use the Kansas Red Ribbon Campaign logo or content from Kansas Red Ribbon Campaign promotional materials, please contact KFP at 1.800.206.7231 or ksfampart@kansasfamily.com.

Red Ribbon Campaign Blog
Learn more about the Kansas Red Ribbon Campaign by reading our Red Ribbon Campaign Blog, where state and national substance abuse prevention advocates share their stories about why the Red Ribbon Campaign is important to them and how their involvement with the campaign has impacted their lives.