National Red Ribbon Week Extended Due to Hurricane Sandy
The National Family Partnership has extended their national contest for the 27th annual Red Ribbon Week. The deadline for entries has been moved from the original date of Nov. 2 to Nov. 9. The online voting period has also been extended by one week and will take place Nov. 10 through Nov. 24.
Red Ribbon Week is known as the largest drug prevention campaign in the U.S. Parents and students nationwide can get involved by entering the contest and increasing awareness in their communities while competing to win drug prevention grants for their schools.The theme of this year's contest is "The Best Me is Drug Free."
NFP's volunteer president Peggy Sapp stated the following in a press release, "By decorating their homes together with this year’s Red Ribbon theme, families carry the message to their communities. By extending the online voting period too, families will be able to discuss these important issues at home during Thanksgiving.”
A video link on how families and schools can enter the contest is available online at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_8oR6zAGhHA