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Enter Red Ribbon Contest To Win iPad, $1,000 Grant

October 7, 2012 11:26 pm
Written by: Odile Fredericks

Could your family use a free iPad? Could your child's school use a $1,000 grant for drug prevention? Red Ribbon Week, the nation's oldest drug prevention campaign, ran Oct. 23-31, but the Red Ribbon Photo contest that offers these prizes is still going on with extended deadlines due to Hurricane Sandy.

Across the U.S., red ribbons are blooming on front doors, mail boxes and fences as parents and children enter the contest to send a concerted message about the importance of being drug free. Due to Hurricane Sandy, the contest deadlines have been extended as listed below in bold.  If your child is interested in entering, here's what's involved:

  1. Students take the Red Ribbon Week® message home by working alongside parents to decorate their front door, mailbox, fence, etc. with this year's theme "The Best Me Is Drug Free™."
  2. Take a photo with the family and their Red Ribbon Week® decoration, then upload by Nov. 9 to www.redribbon.org/contest or  www.facebook.com/RedRibbonWeek (must be parents or 18+ to upload photos).
  3. The voting begins! Ask family and friends to vote for your entry at www.redribbon.org/vote  Nov. 10-24. Ten winners from regions across the U.S. will be chosen. Winners will be announced at events at their winning schools in December.

Red Ribbon Week began in 1985 after the murder of a DEA agent. Then, parents, youths and teachers across the country began wearing red ribbons to raise awareness of the destruction caused by drugs. This year's contest is sponsored by the DEA and the National Family Partnership with the goal of getting families talking about drug prevention. According to the National Crime Prevention Council, research shows parents' positive influence on children is the main reason kids don't use alcohol, tobacco, or drugs, which is why it's so important that parents build strong relationships with their children and talk to them about the dangers of substance abuse. See how parents can help prevent drug abuse here and watch the video on how to enter the contest.

This blog was updated Nov. 2 with new contest deadlines.


Interested in improving your family's health?

Would you like your family to be one of the Carolina Parent Healthy Families Challenge families? If selected, you will get specialized support and assistance from our team of health and wellness experts to make healthy changes in your family's lifestyle. Learn more here.

This blog was updated Oct. 26



Could your family use a free iPad? Could your child's school use a $1,000 grant for drug prevention? Red Ribbon Week, the nation's oldest drug prevention campaign, ran Oct. 23-31, but the Red Ribbon Photo contest that offers these prizes is still going on with extended deadlines due to Hurricane Sandy.

Across the U.S., red ribbons are blooming on front doors, mail boxes and fences as parents and children enter the contest to send a concerted message about the importance of being drug free. Due to Hurricane Sandy, the contest deadlines have been extended as listed below in bold.  If your child is interested in entering, here's what's involved:

  1. Students take the Red Ribbon Week® message home by working alongside parents to decorate their front door, mailbox, fence, etc. with this year's theme "The Best Me Is Drug Free™."
  2. Take a photo with the family and their Red Ribbon Week® decoration, then upload by Nov. 9 to www.redribbon.org/contest or  www.facebook.com/RedRibbonWeek (must be parents or 18+ to upload photos).
  3. The voting begins! Ask family and friends to vote for your entry at www.redribbon.org/vote  Nov. 10-24. Ten winners from regions across the U.S. will be chosen. Winners will be announced at events at their winning schools in December.

Red Ribbon Week began in 1985 after the murder of a DEA agent. Then, parents, youths and teachers across the country began wearing red ribbons to raise awareness of the destruction caused by drugs. This year's contest is sponsored by the DEA and the National Family Partnership with the goal of getting families talking about drug prevention. According to the National Crime Prevention Council, research shows parents' positive influence on children is the main reason kids don't use alcohol, tobacco, or drugs, which is why it's so important that parents build strong relationships with their children and talk to them about the dangers of substance abuse. See how parents can help prevent drug abuse here and watch the video on how to enter the contest.

This blog was updated Nov. 2 with new contest deadlines.


Interested in improving your family's health?

Would you like your family to be one of the Carolina Parent Healthy Families Challenge families? If selected, you will get specialized support and assistance from our team of health and wellness experts to make healthy changes in your family's lifestyle. Learn more here.

This blog was updated Oct. 26


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