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‘Drug Free Looks Like Me’ is the Theme for This Year's Red Ribbon Month

The annual Red Ribbon anti-drug campaign is using the artwork of a 7th grader from Ohio to focus the nation’s attention on the importance of living a drug-free life.

The red, white, blue and yellow poster with the message, “Drug free looks like me,” was created by Marin Wurst. Schools and communities across the country will be displaying the message during the month of October. The theme and artwork were selected during a nationwide contest. Students interested in submitting ideas can go here to learn more.

On Tuesday, October 19 the Westminster Public Schools Board of Education approved a proclamation supporting the message and the work of the Westminster Area Community Awareness Action Team (C.A.A.T.). Every October, C.A.A.T delivers red ribbons to WPS schools while providing resources for students, parents and educators. The group also sponsors the visit of Black Hawk helicopters to schools across the district. 

The National Family Partnership is the nation’s largest and longest-running anti-drug use prevention campaign in the country. The awareness campaign began in 1985 following the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena in Mexico. Supporters started wearing ribbons of support in 1988.

Drug Free Looks Like Me Poster