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WACO — Educators within the Region 12 schools district, hopes that wristbands will be a reminder to students to stay drug free.
More than 120 schools will participate in Red Ribbon Week, a campaign that helps bring drug awareness to Central Texas students .
In the next two days, around 70,000 bands will be handed out.
Region 12 partnered with Providence Healthcare Network for the campaign in efforts to remind kids to choose a healthy lifestyle.
"We hope they associate the wristband with living a health lifestyle and choosing not to use drugs and alcohol. And that we also hope that they remember that there are a lot of people in the community that want to suppose them and hope they become healthy citizens,said Jenipher Janek, Education Specialist.
The Red Ribbon campaign starts next week on October 23.