Red Ribbon Day - 2019 Drug Prevention Walk

By Prevention Links

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What is the Red Ribbon Campaign?

The National Family Partnership organized the first Nationwide Red Ribbon Campaign. NFP's mission is to lead and support our nation’s families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug free youth. NFP provides drug awareness by sponsoring the annual National Red Ribbon Campaign. The Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities.

Who we are

Prevention Links is a private, not-for-profit organization which takes a leadership role in the prevention of drug, alcohol, tobacco, and related issues.

With community being defined as any environment where people live, work or learn, the goal of Prevention Links is to pull together all available resources to eliminate the deleterious effects of drug, alcohol, violence, and inadequate educational and health institutions in our communities.

Did you know?

Children of parents who talk to their teens regularly about drugs are 42% less likely to use drugs than those who don't, yet only a quarter of teens report having these conversations.

What we're doing about it

The Red Ribbon Drug Prevention Walk and Family Fun Day returns to Nomahegan Park on Saturday October 19th. Our event is a countywide kick-off celebrating Red Ribbon Week throughout Union County. Immediately following the walk we will begin our Family Fun Day including many activities for children and informational health exhibitors.

How you can help

Our goal is to raise $20,000 in support of our organization as a whole. Prevention Links seeks to make a meaningful impact in reducing the impact of substance misuse and addiction in our community. Our agency has a longstanding history of leveraging all available public and private resources and sustaining lifealtering programs which individuals and families alike have benefitted from since 1971. Our programs are free of charge to the individuals and families who benefit from them, thanks to generous contributions from our supporters and grant funding from state, federal, and local sources.

To learn more about our mission, visit our website:

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Team Members

Morgan Thompson