Gov. Proclaims October as Red Ribbon Month

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Celebrate Life. Live Drug-Free! Governor Lou Leon Guerrero proclaims October as Red Ribbon Month to stand against substance abuse.

The Red Ribbon Campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country, where in history, people wore a red ribbon to symbolize zero tolerance for drug use.

Red Ribbon Week is celebrated annually from October 23rd to 31st. For Guam, the campaign will serve as an opportunity for residents, especially youth, to demonstrate their commitment to a healthy lifestyle.

As a result of this proclamation, which was held this morning at the Saint Anthony Catholic School, different events will be held throughout the month to stand against substance abuse and promote a drug-free lifestyle.

Moreover, educational outreach efforts will also be made in schools throughout the Island to encourage students to make the right choices. These efforts are anticipated to reach over 16,000 kids.

Governor Lou Leon Guerrero said, “In our community, we need to just step up and say no to drugs. I think the young children should take the lead in this also, as we teach you what ills of drugs can be.”