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Red Ribbon Week Activities for Medical Community


Here are some ideas to make this year's Red Ribbon Week celebration the best yet!

  • Use Red Ribbon Week as an opportunity to continue talking to your staff, patients and members of your community about the dangers of underage drinking and drug use.
  • Sponsor a local school or school system with Red Ribbon Theme Merchandise.
  • Encourage staff, clients and members of the community to enter the Red Ribbon Photo Contest for a chance to win an iPad for themselves - and $1,000 for their child's K-12 school.
  • Use our social media tips to post Red Ribbon Week messages on your Facebook,  Twitter and Instagram accounts.
  • Talk to your staff, clients and members of the community about securing and taking inventory of their medicine cabinet to prevent prescription drug abuse.
  • Tell staff, clients and members of the community to take a stab at creating the 2024 National Red Ribbon Theme. Winners will gain national recognition and $500 of Red Ribbon theme merchandise for their school. This year’s theme is “Life Is A Movie, Film Drug Free.™” submitted by Cheryl Holsapfel, Digital Art Teacher, and Devansh Aggarwal from Solon Middle School.
  • Access Natural High’s free celebrity drug prevention videos and download their research-based curriculum to guide discussions.
  • Write "Celebrating Red Ribbon Week" on your email signature.
  • Incorporate Red Ribbon Week into your newsletters.
  • Raise money for a local prevention organization with a Red Ribbon Week walk-a-thon.
  • Distribute red ribbons at your facilities.
  • Sign the Red Ribbon Pledge.
  • Volunteer to speak about the latest drug trends to a group of parents or to speak about the dangers of underage drinking and drug use to students in your community.
  • Organize a Miles of Quarters Campaign to support prevention.
  • Display Red Ribbons and posters on the interior and exterior of your buildings.
  • Display Red Ribbon posters at your facilities.
  • Check out what other prevention organizations are offering to make your Red Ribbon Week the most impactful yet at
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