Red Ribbon Week: A positive spin on Halloween

redribbon_ad32-1When you think of Halloween, you typically think of ghosts, goblins, vampires and werewolves. Otherwise, it’s that time of the year that you can get as creative as you want to play “dress up”.

However, schools across the country have used that concept to come up with an idea that allows people to make the most of their costumes to spread positive, encouraging messages.

It’s called Red Ribbon Week. It occurs during the last week in October, and conveniently just days before Halloween. Schools that participate find ways to incorporate creative themes that relate to alcohol, tobacco, and drug prevention awareness.

Whether you know of a school that participates, you can still be a part. That decision can be as simple as re-considering your Halloween costume, donating to Red Ribbon, or encouraging younger people to play “dress up” in a more positive and productive manner.

For more information, visit RedRibbon.org

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