FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. (Oct. 11, 2012) -- The Fort Meade Army Substance Abuse Program and the Fort Meade community will collaborate together to celebrate the 2012 National Red Ribbon Week Campaign starting from Oct. 21 to Oct. 31, as part of a public awareness campaign to promote drug-free choices in our community.

This year's theme is "The Best Me is Drug Free."

The Red Ribbon Campaign was launched in 1985 after DEA Specialist Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena was killed by drug traffickers. The Red Ribbon has become a symbol of the need to reduce the demand for drugs and the commitment to a healthy, drug-free lifestyle.

Since the inception of the campaign, activities have expanded beyond one week in October to year round sponsorship of the prevention efforts that advance the goal of drug-free communities and individuals.

Army Community Service and the Fort Meade ASAP will sponsor a Red Ribbon Campaign Kickoff Program to show honor and celebration to Camarena and all others who have been killed in the line of duty in the war on drugs.

There will be a celebration at the McGill Training Center in class room number 6, Oct. 18 from 1 to 3 p.m. If you believe in a drug-free community, then come out and join others who are standing tall for a drug-free America.

Drug information pamphlets, brochures and gifts will be available at the event.

For more information on the Red Ribbon Campaign Kick-off or the Red Ribbon Campaign, contact Latonia Stallworth at 301-677-7982 or Samson Robinson at 301-677-7983.

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