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History of Red Ribbon Week

What started as a non-profit in 1980 to encourage parents to begin to lead the way in drug prevention has now turned into a national week of drug prevention called Red Ribbon Week.

National Family Partnership, which was once known as the National Federation of Parents for Drug Free Youth, organized what is now known as Red Ribbon Week. NFP focuses on drug prevention in youth.

The NFP has three main goals, according to the Red Ribbon Campaign website. Their goal is to spread awareness, advocacy, and resources. The organization's main goal is to spread awareness for drug prevention, and they do this through their Red Ribbon Campaign.

National Red Ribbon Campaign started after the nation began to wear Red Ribbons in response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena. The ribbons were a symbol of raising awareness for the killing and destruction that is caused by drugs in America.

For the full story please see the Nov. 6 edition of the Breckenridge American.

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