Red Ribbon Week

Friday, October 23, 2020 (All day) to Saturday, October 31, 2020 (All day)

Each year, from Oct. 23-31, individuals, schools, and communities across the U.S. show their commitment to a healthy, drug-free lifestyle by wearing or displaying a red ribbon. This annual event offers a great opportunity to raise awareness of the problem of drug misuse. Red Ribbon Week started more than three decades ago, following the death of Enrique "Kiki” Camarena, a Special Agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) who was killed by drug traffickers. The DEA and the U.S. Department of Education encourage your schools and communities to participate in this year's Red Ribbon Week. To virtually promote and support this year's event, an online toolkit includes a variety of helpful resources, including downloadable graphics, a fact card, student and parent pledges, and ways to promote Red Ribbon Week. For more information, go to