Events

Due to COVID-19 no public events are currently planned.

Frances Willard House Museum is closed until further notice.

Red Ribbon Week and National Take Back Day

The WCTU helps to promote Red Ribbon which is a United States government drug misuse prevention awareness program. 

 

Red Ribbon Week is usually celebrated from October 23rd - 31st, but due to COVID-19 all events this year will be virtual and celebrated all month!

You can celebrate Red Ribbon in your community by wearing red clothes or a red ribbon, organizing events in your school or community, participating in various Red Ribbon contests, and talking to your friends and family about drug misuse.

As part of Red Ribbon Week, October 24, 2020 will be National Take Back Day. This event is a safe, convenient, and responsible way to dispose of unused or expired prescription drugs at locations in communities throughout the country. 

According to Red Ribbon website, October 2019 Take Back Day brought in 882,919 pounds (almost 442 tons) of unused or expired prescription medication and vape devices. 

This brings the total amount of prescription drugs collected by DEA since the fall of 2010 to nearly 12.7 million pounds. Now that's a lot of medication that could have caused harm if it had gotten into the wrong hands. 

For more information on Red Ribbon Week activities check out their website:

https://www.getsmartaboutdrugs.gov/get-involved/five-facts-about-red-ribbon-week?utm_medium=email&utm_source=govdelivery 

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