Ascension Providence Partners with ESC Region 12 for Red Ribbon Week

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smiling kids joining handsWACO — Educators within the Region 12 schools district hope 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 Ascension Providence for the campaign in efforts to remind kids to choose a healthy lifestyle.

“We hope they associate the wristband with living a healthy 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 Jennifer Janek, Education Specialist.