Copiague Community Cares recently hosted its Annual “Walk for Awareness Against Drug & Alcohol Abuse.” Councilwoman and Beautification Program Chairperson Jackie Gordon thanked Sharon Fattoruso, Dagmar Marino and Janet Lombardo of CCC and the dedicated volunteers who gathered at the Copiague Rail Road station to participate in the awareness walk to Tanner Park. The volunteers, which included the SCPD 1st Precinct Explorers, residents and youth from the community, removed trash along the walk route and tied vibrant red bows on the decorative downtown lampposts honoring Red Ribbon Week.
Red Ribbon Week brings awareness to the importance of the annual campaign to support nationwide anti-drug programs, live a drug-free life and to take a stand against drugs. Red Ribbon Week is celebrated every year during the week of October 23-31 and is the nation’s oldest and largest drug prevention and awareness program. Displaying and wearing red ribbons during Red Ribbon Week represents the pledge to live drug free and honors the sacrifice of all who have lost their lives in the fight against drugs.