Families: Enter to Win $1,000 for Your School and an iPad for the Home With Red Ribbon Week's(R) New Contest "A Healthy Me Is Drug Free(TM)"

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Informed Families

MIAMI, Oct. 2, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The National Family Partnership® (NFP) announces the national contest for its 28th annual Red Ribbon Week®, Oct. 23-31. Here's how to enter to win $1,000 for your K-12 school and an iPad for the home:

  1. Students bring the Red Ribbon Week® message home by working alongside parents to decorate their front door, mailbox or fence with a red ribbon and this year's theme "A Healthy Me Is Drug Free™."
  2. Take a photo with the family and your Red Ribbon Week® decoration, then upload to www.redribbon.org/contest by Nov. 4 (must be 18+ to upload your photos).
  3. The voting begins! Ask your family and friends to vote for your entry at www.redribbon.org/vote Nov. 5-19. Ten lucky winners from regions across the U.S. will win. Winners will be announced at www.redribbon.org on December 6th and recognized at winning schools throughout December.

"Students will once again take Red Ribbon Week's® message of prevention home to their neighborhoods with this national contest," said the NFP's Volunteer President Peggy Sapp. "By decorating their homes together with this year's Red Ribbon theme, families carry the message to their communities." Red Ribbon Week®, the nation's oldest and largest drug prevention campaign, reaches more than 80 million people nationwide.

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is co-sponsoring this year's national contest. "The DEA is proud to partner with the National Family Partnership on this contest and other initiatives that spread the drug prevention message throughout our local communities," said DEA Administrator Michele M. Leonhart. "Wearing red ribbons in October represents our pledge to be drug free and honors the sacrifice of DEA Special Agent Enrique 'Kiki' Camarena and all who have lost their lives in the fight against drugs."

Adds the NFP's Peggy Sapp: "Take the Red Ribbon Week® pledge across America to help children grow up safe, healthy and drug free." Visit www.redribbon.org/contest for contest information.

About the National Family Partnership (NFP) and Red Ribbon Week®

The NFP was established in 1980, and is a national leader in drug prevention, education and advocacy. Its mission is to lead our nation's families and communities in nurturing the full potential of healthy, drug-free youth. Red Ribbon Week® is the nation's largest and oldest drug prevention campaign, reaching 80 million people. NFP created the campaign in response to the 1985 abduction and murder of DEA agent Enrique 'Kiki' Camarena. More information about NFP can be found at www.nfp.org.

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Source: Informed Families