Lee’s Summit R-7 School District to kick off Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23 at Trailridge Elementary School event

The Lee’s Summit R-7 School District and Lee's Summit CARES will host a community kick-off for Red Ribbon Week at 9 a.m. Oct. 23 at Trailridge Elementary School. Red Ribbon Week, Oct. 23-31, is a national recognition to promote healthy lifestyles, including avoiding illegal use of alcohol and drugs.

from LS R-7 Schools

In addition to the community kick-off, Lee’s Summit R-7 schools are hosting a number of activities to encourage students to lead healthy lifestyles and to resist the use of drugs and alcohol. Theme for the 2017 week is “Your Future is Key, so Stay Drug Free.”

Red Ribbon Week began following the 1985 murder of Kiki Camarena, a law-enforcement officer killed by drug dealers in Mexico. Red Ribbon Week was established in Officer Camarena’s memory after his friends began wearing red ribbons to show support for the fight against drugs.