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Winners of Red Ribbon BragTags™

29 Sep

Do you know the history behind Red Ribbon Week?

Enrique (Kiki) Camarena was a Drug Enforcement Administration Agent who was tortured and killed in Mexico in 1985. Camarena worked his way through college, served in the Marines and became a police officer. When he decided to join the US Drug Enforcement Administration, his mother tried to talk him out of it. “I’m only one person”, he told her, “but I want to make a difference.” 

The DEA sent Camarena to work undercover in Mexico, investigating a major drug cartel believed to include officers in the Mexican army, police and government. On Feb. 7, 1985, the 37-year-old Camarena left his office to meet his wife for lunch.  Five men appeared at the agent’s side and shoved him in a car. One month later, Camarena’s body was found. He had been tortured to death.

In honor of Camarena’s memory and his battle against illegal drugs, friends and neighbors began to wear red badges of satin. Parents, sick of the destruction of alcohol and other drugs, had begun forming coalitions. Some of these new coalitions took Camarena as their model and embraced his belief that one person can make a difference. These coalitions also adopted the symbol of Camarena’s memory, the red ribbon.

The National Family Partnership organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign. Since that time, the campaign has reached millions of U.S. children and families. The National Family Partnership (NFP) and its network of individuals and organizations continue to deliver his message of hope to millions of people every year, through the National Red Ribbon Campaign.

The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign is to present a unified and visible commitment towards the creation of a DRUG-FREE AMERICA.

 

Congratulations! The three winners of Red Ribbon BragTags™ are:

1. Elizabeth Carpenter

2. Monica Hiatt

3. Lisa (appstategrad1999@gmail.com)

We wish EVERY EDUCATOR could win brag tags for their school or classroom… we’ll keep trying! : )

Another GIVEAWAY and another chance next week!

 
1 Comment

Posted by on September 29, 2012 in Uncategorized

 

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One response to “Winners of Red Ribbon BragTags™

  1. Lisa

    September 29, 2012 at 2:33 am

    Awesome–my kids will be so excited! Thank you!

     

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