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Red Ribbon Week Dance Celebrates Drug-Free Life

Written by  Antonella Antonecchia
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Youth at the Foundation for a Drug-Free World Red Ribbon Week Celebration event at the North Greenwood Recreation & Aquatics Center show off their moves during the dance contestOn Saturday, October 17th, for the third year in a row, children from Clearwater’s North Greenwood community enjoyed a DJ, dance contest, snacks, arts and crafts and balloons at the North Greenwood Recreation and Aquatics Center in celebration of Red Ribbon Week. The event, sponsored by the Foundation for a Drug-Free World, exemplified the message that living a drug-free life is more fun.

The youth were also informed of the dangers of drugs, through displays from the Florida National Guard Drug Demand Reduction unit a s well a s t he Civil Air Patrol US Air Force Auxiliary Drug Demand Reduction unit, and the Foundation for a Drug- Free World. The Foundation also distributed the Truth About Drugs booklets, giving youth the information they need to stand up to A U.S. Army solider educates children on the harmful side effects of drugs - Photo by RGP Mediapeer-pressure and decide for themselves to be drug-free. Youth in attendance also took the Drug-Free Marshals pledge, promising to remain drug-free and to encourage their peers to do the same.

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest national drug prevention campaign in the country. Since its national recognition in 1988, it has served a s a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to living drug-free lives, with the ultimate goal being the creation of a drug-free America.

To find out more about the activities of the Foundation for a Drug Free World please visit http://www.drugfreeworld.org/.

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