Keep our youth drug and alcohol free


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Red Ribbon Week is a United States education and prevention initiative to raise awareness about the dangers of drugs and alcohol.

During the official Red Ribbon Week — celebrated from Oct. 23-31 of every year — the initiative encourages students nationwide to make a pledge to live drug and alcohol free.

At Red Ribbon Resources (www.redribbonresources.com), Lions join the effort by providing innovative, low-cost and fun event celebration materials to support your school, organization or community in the promotion of your Red Ribbon Week activities and Red Ribbon Week events.

Red Ribbon Week serves as a vehicle for communities and individuals to take a stand for the hopes and dreams of our children through a commitment to drug prevention and education and a personal commitment to live drug-free lives with the ultimate goal being the creation of a drug-free America.

And, perhaps more importantly, Red Ribbon Week commemorates the ultimate sacrifice made by DEA Special Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who died at the hands of drug traffickers in Mexico while fighting the battle against illegal drugs to keep our country and children safe.

Lions throughout the United States mentor youth through various programs such as Leos and the Quest Program. We have multi-generation Lions mentoring youth about the hazards of drug and alcohol use.

We have programs and events that encourage the youth to remain drug and alcohol free.

If you would like more information about being a Lion, please contact Karen Burns at 242-1129, the Eagle River Lions at www.eagleriverlions.org or the Sleeping Lady Mountain Lions at www.sleepingladylions.org.

If you have a youth that would like to join the Bear Mountain Leos, we meet every Thursday at 4 p.m. at the Eagle River Boys and Girls Club.

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