Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Monday, October 19, 2009

10-19-09 Red Ribbon Week!

10-19-09 Red Ribbon Week!

   

     Boise Police and our partners at Drug Free Idaho are joining with local schools and parents in helping keep our community drug free!

   Red Ribbon Week is officially Oct. 23rd - 31st, however, exciting, informative events begin in Boise this week.

    Drug Free Idaho offers many classes during the year that support parents, families, and childcare provider as well as supply the tools needed to raise healthy, reasonable and caring kids. For more info on Red Ribbon Week, and drug free classes throughout the year, call:570-6404.

    Drug Free Idaho welcomes Milton Creagh and his powerful anti-drug message back to the Treasure Valley for Red Ribbon Week 2009. 

    Red Ribbon Events: 

    UR Choice, UR Voice Video Premier & Free Community Event                        

    Wed., Oct. 21st, 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m., Brandt Center, Northwest Nazarene University,           Nampa. Featuring Milton Creagh. Please, only children age 13 and above.

Community / Business Breakfast

Friday, Oct. 23rd, 7:00 - 9:00 a.m., Washington Group Plaza, breakfast served by Life's Kitchen. Cost $10. For tickets call 570-6404. Featuring Milton Creagh.

Red Ribbon Week Kick-Off Rally

Friday, Oct. 23rd, Noon. Idaho Shakespeare Festival Amphitheater. Approx 1,100 Boise area students are expected to attend. Featuring Milton Creagh.

Lunch and Learn, presented by Boise Police Officer Jermaine Galloway

Officer Galloway will speak from a local perspective on how to protect your chidlren from the dangers of underage drinking and substance abuse. Officer Galloway will provide tools for parents for safe, healthy, DRUG FREE kids.

Friday, Oct. 30th, noon - 1:00 p.m., Boise City Hall, 150 N. Capital Blvd, City Council Chambers, 3rd floor.

BSU Football Halftime Event

Sat., Oct. 31st, 1:00 p.m., Boise State Football game, Bronco Stadium, pre-game and half-time activities!

 

    Who Should Attend: Parents, teens, children, teachers, youth workers, business leaders, church groups, scout troops, law enforcement, social service providers, government leaders, neighborhood associations, concerned citizens of all ages! 

    What is Red Ribbon Week?

    It's an ideal way for people and communities to unite and take a visible stand against drugs,. Show your personal commitment to a drug-free lifestyle through the symbol of the Red Ribbon Oct. 23 - 31.

    Why?

    The Red Ribbon Campaign was started when drug traffickers ini Mexico City murdered American DEA agent Kiki Camarena in 1985. This began a continuing tradition of displaying Red Ribbons as a symbol of intolerance towards the use of drugs. The mission of the Red Ribbon Campaign is to present a unified, visible commitment towards the creation of a Drug-Free America.

    Who?

    We invite citizens across the Treasure Valley to come together to keep children, families and communities safe, healthy and drug-free.

    How?

    Display Red Ribbons in your neighborhood. Big ones, little ones. Get creative! Think Red! Encourage your friends and neighbors to wear red and/or the red ribbon symbol during Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23 - 31.

    YOUR INVOLVEMENT helps is demonstrate the commitment of our community at large in supporting our youth and preventing alcohol and other substance abuse across our state.

    For more information and ideas, visit www.drugfreeidaho.org and look for the Red Ribbon Community Toolkit!

    

For more on how to talk to your teens about staying drug free, log onto these fine web sites:

http://www.drugfreeidaho.org/Schools-ParentEducatio.asp

http://parentingteens.about.com/od/teendruguse/a/drug_free_teen.htm

http://www.theantidrug.com/