Miami Dade College to Illuminate Freedom Tower for Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23-31

Miami Dade College (MDC) will illuminate its Historic Landmark Freedom Tower red at sunset on Saturday, Oct. 23 through Monday, Oct. 31, to kick-off national Red Ribbon Week®, Oct. 23- 31, in support of Informed Families. FTX Arena (Formally Known as American Airlines Arena) and Brickell World Plaza will also be illuminated in support of the Red Ribbon Campaign®, which is now the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation reaching millions of young people each year.

Red Ribbon Week was created by the National Family Partnership after the death of DEA Agent Kiki Camarena in Mexico in 1985. It is an opportunity to show support for a drug free America and to talk to children about making healthy choices.

About Informed Families
The mission of Informed Families, a non-profit organization founded in 1982, is helping kids grow up safe, healthy and drug free. Informed Families focuses on educating, involving and empowering parents to work together to set boundaries and monitor their children’s behavior to prevent underage drinking, substance abuse and other harmful behaviors. Affiliated with the National Family Partnership, Informed Families is best known for being the Florida Sponsor of the National Red Ribbon Campaign. Informed Families also boasts multiple school and community-based prevention programs targeting youth, parents and communities. For more information on Informed Families and how to get Informed Families programs into your school, please visit www.informedfamilies.org, or call 305-856-4886.

WHAT:            Freedom Tower Goes Red to Kick-Off Red Ribbon Week
WHEN:           Sunday, Oct. 23 through Monday, Oct. 31., at sunset
WHERE:         Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd.


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