Red Ribbon Week Fights Drug Use

A press release from the McHenry County State’s Attorney:

McHenry County State’s Attorney Kicks Off Red Ribbon Week

Lou Bianchi

Lou Bianchi

Louis A. Bianchi, McHenry County State’s Attorney, announces the joint celebration of Red Ribbon Week with local schools.

Red Ribbon Week commemorates Kiki Camerena, the DEA Drug Agent who gave up his life fighting the war on drugs.

It has become an annual event that focuses on drug abuse awareness and prevention.

Students from eight schools joined the State’s Attorney at the courthouse to present poems, essays and to discuss the ways in which they will celebrate Red Ribbon Week at their schools.

Leslie Schermerhorn

Leslie Schermerhorn

Thirty five thousand red wristbands, displaying this year’s anti-drug theme, “Love Yourself, Be Drug Free”, were distributed to over 40 schools in the McHenry County area, along with T-shirts bearing the slogan, “Turn Your Back on Drugs.”

Juvenile Court Judge, Maureen McIntyre, addressed the students.

Regional Superintendent of Schools, Leslie Schermerhorn, was also in attendance along with radio personality Stew Cohen from Star 105.5 who will be broadcasting the recorded event.


Red Ribbon Week Fights Drug Use — 1 Comment

  1. This is a wonderful event and involvement of the kids to turn their backs on drugs and to be drug free.

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