Red Ribbon Week a worthy cause

Published 10:23 pm Monday, October 26, 2009

Pink ribbons all month. Reb ribbons this week. Pink is the color of Breast Cancer Awareness. Red signifies the national anti-drug effort Red Ribbon Week. Like breast cancer, drug abuse has destroyed lives, and therefore it is fitting that a special time is set aside to recognize the dangers and convince young people to never start using drugs.

County students this week will participate in dress up days and a canned food drive for the Chilton County Emergency Assistance Center. Some schools are also organizing their own events centered around the national event.

Kimberly Martin, Too Good for Drugs instructor with Chilton County Schools, said Red Ribbon Week should also serve as a reminder to adults to be positive role models.

“It makes a world of difference for the students to have the adults behind them,” Martin said. “This is a great time for them to learn that drugs and violence are not the norm.”

Just like in every tough decision children and young adults make in their lives, they are more likely to make the right choice when they have received parental support.