College of Arts and Sciences Sponsors Prevention Links Red Ribbon March for Drug and Alcohol Prevention
Students from Core University and the BSW Student Social Work Association participated in the 23rd Annual Red Ribbon Day and Walk for Addiction Prevention in Cranford, New Jersey.
Students from Core University and the BSW Student Social Work Association participated in the 23rd Annual Red Ribbon Day and Walk for Addiction Prevention in Cranford, New Jersey. Thanks to the generous sponsorship of the College of Arts and Sciences, Mary Landriau, Faculty Associate, Shelia Riley, Associate Dean of Finance and Business Administration, and Timothy Hoffman, Director of the Center for Research and Engagement have facilitated the participation of our students in this one event.
Social work students and faculty support Red Ribbon Day and the Addiction Prevention Walk.
The Red Ribbon is celebrated locally and nationally to increase awareness and support for addiction prevention, treatment and recovery. The walk is hosted by Prevention Links, a private, non-profit organization that plays a leadership role in the prevention of drugs, alcohol, tobacco and related problems. Money raised from the walk and family event is used by Prevention Links as part of their ongoing substance abuse prevention efforts. Prevention Links is looking for like-minded partners who want to significantly reduce the impact of substance abuse and addiction in our community.
Mary Landriau, Faculty Associate (pictured), Shelia Riley, Assistant Dean of Finance and Business Administration, and Timothy Hoffman, Director of the Center for Research and Engagement (pictured) facilitated our students’ participation in this event interesting.
Since its inception in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the murder of DEA agent Enrique Camarena, parents and angry young people in communities across the country have started wearing red ribbons as a symbol of their commitment to raising awareness of the killings and destruction. caused by drugs in America. In 1988, NFP, the National Family Partnership, formerly the National Federation of Parents for Drug Free Youth, sponsored the first national red ribbon celebration. Today, the red ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate young people and encourage participation in substance abuse prevention activities.