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Luncheon will start Red Ribbon Campaign

PRIDE Bermuda will kick off its annual Red Ribbon Campaign with a brown bag luncheon on Wednesday.

The campaign, which aims to increase drug awareness among young people, was announced at a press conference yesterday by Minister of Justice Kim Wilson and PRIDE’s executive director Judith Burgess.

Lunches will be given away at Queen Elizabeth Park between 12.30pm and 1.30pm, to persons wearing red.

“[The campaign] theme this year is Bermuda: Growing Stronger — Drug Free and the Ministry of Justice wholeheartedly throws its support behind this event,” said Ms Wilson.

“As the Minister responsible for such areas as the Department of Corrections, the Department of National Drug Control, the Department of Court Services, and the Parole Board, I see on a regular basis the effects and the end results of what a lifetime of substance abuse can have on individuals in our community.

“That’s why the work that PRIDE Bermuda does year in and year out is so critical for our young people.”

Ms Burgess encouraged all residents to come out and show their support, saying: “Wear your red on Wednesday.”

The campaign ends with a Red Ribbon Day on October 26.

For more details telephone 295-9970.

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Published October 16, 2012 at 9:00 am (Updated October 16, 2012 at 12:32 am)

Luncheon will start Red Ribbon Campaign

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