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10-18-2011 National Red Ribbon Week

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10-18-2011 National Red Ribbon Week
The National Red Ribbon Campaign offers citizens the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to drug-free lifestyles, no use of illegal drugs and no illegal use of legal drugs; and Whereas: The Red Ribbon Campaign is now the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people; and Whereas: It is imperative that visible, unified prevention education efforts by community members be launched to eliminate the demand for drugs of those who are using; and Whereas: It is the goal of the Coalition for a Drug-Free Southwest Florida, the School District of Lee County, the Sheriff’s Office of Lee County, the Lee Memorial Health System and the National Family Partnership to involve families, schools, businesses, churches, law enforcement agencies and service organizations in all aspects of the Campaign and to establish an atmosphere that supports awareness, education, and on-going initiatives to prevent illegal drug use. NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT THE Board of County Commissioners of Lee County, Florida does hereby proclaim October 23-31, 2011 as: NATIONAL RED RIBBON WEEK in Lee County. Duly executed this 18th day of October, 2011. BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS LEE COUNTY, FLORIDA