Boise Police Department
News Release

William L. Bones
Chief of Police

Contact: BPD Media Relations Office


Monday, October 15, 2012

Red Ribbon Week!

Idaho's Red Ribbon Rally Celebrates 24 Years of encouraging young people to live drug-free! (PHOTOS)

Boise, Oct, 2012 - Young people across the state are celebrating the kickoff of Red Ribbon week. On Friday October 19th on the Statehouse steps local youth celebrated the occasion with a fun filled celebration. 

Approximately 1,000 Treasure Valley youth joined state and city leaders at the Idaho State Capitol for the 24th annual Red Ribbon Week Rally.  The event, sponsored by DrugFree Idaho, Inc., is held every year to encourage students to live drug-free.

About Red Ribbon Week: Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. Formally designated as Red Ribbon Week in 1988, this annual event serves as a channel for communities and individuals to engage in drug education and prevention and make a personal commitment to a healthy and drug-free life. The theme of Red Ribbon Week for 2012 is “The Best Me Is Drug Free.”

Entertainment at the Red Ribbon Rally includef performances by the Summerwind Skippers, Lake Hazel Middle School Band, Shadow Hills Elementary School Choir, BSU Cheerleaders and others highlighted the event.  Representatives from the Drug Enforcement Administration, local law enforcement, and Boise and Meridian School Districts also attended the fun. 

DrugFree Idaho, Inc. is a non-profit organization working to create a drug-free culture within our schools, workplaces and communities. For more, go to: or