The annual event is sponsored by the Illinois Drug Education Alliance, State of Illinois, Community Intervention Team, Geneva Coalition for Youth, S.A.D.D., And M.A.D.D. are sponsoring the Red Ribbon campaign offering citizens the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to drug-free lifestyles and promotion of the healthy development of all citizens.
This year, the club doesn't have the personnel to decorate the downtown with red ribbons, so it is asking for assistance from schools and downtown merchants to help with the decorating.
Proclamation Red Ribbon Week
OCTOBER 21-27, 2013
WHEREAS, it is imperative that visible, unified prevention education and asset building efforts by community members be launched to reduce the demand and availability for drugs; and
WHEREAS, The Illinois Drug Education Alliance, Governor’s Office, State of Illinois, Community Intervention Team, Geneva Coalition for Youth, S.A.D.D., and M.A.D.D. Illinois are sponsoring the Red Ribbon campaign offering citizens the opportunity to demonstrate their commitment to drug-free lifestyles, and promotion of the healthy development of all citizens, young, middle, and elderly; and
WHEREAS, business, government, law enforcement, schools, religious institutions, service organizations, youth, physicians, senior citizens, military, sports teams, and individuals will demonstrate their commitment to drug-free, healthy lifestyles by wearing and displaying Red Ribbons during this week-long campaign, and carry the spirit and message of this week into each day this year until our next Red Ribbon October 2014; and
WHEREAS, the City of Geneva further commits its resources to ensure the success of the Red Ribbon campaign throughout this year until Red Ribbon 2014.
NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved, the City of Geneva does hereby support October 21-27, 2013 as Red Ribbon Week, and encourages its citizens to participate in alcohol and other drug education and prevention activities, making a visible statement that we are strongly committed to a drug-free community. “A Healthy Me is Drug Free.”
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 7th day of October 2013.
Kevin R. Burns, Mayor