Red Ribbon Week kicks off for schools around the country in effort to prevent drug abuse

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Schools in the area are featuring pajama days and other dress-up days to celebrate

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(WKBN) – Friday kicks off Red Ribbon Week for many school districts.

Each year from October 23 to 31, students across the country show their commitment to a drug-free lifestyle by wearing a red ribbon or other markers.

Schools in the area are featuring pajama days and other dress-up days to celebrate.

The Red Ribbon Campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation, reaching millions of young people every year.

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