RED RIBBON

Thursday, December 01, 2011



Few words about it :
The red ribbon, as an awareness ribbon colored red, has several different meanings in different contexts. Foremost, it is the symbol of solidarity of people living with HIV/AIDS.

The red ribbon is a symbol for both drug prevention and for the fight against AIDS. The Red Ribbon Foundation is an example of an organization that utilizes the red ribbon symbol. The Red Ribbon Foundation is an organization founded in 1993 whose main purpose is the education about prevention of the Human Imunodeficiency Virus or HIV, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Related Complex, ARC and AIDS.

The Red Ribbon was first used as an awareness symbol made by after DEA Agent Enrique S. Camarena was kidnapped, tortured, raped and murdered while working undercover in Guadalajara, Mexico. Citizens in his home town of Calexico, California donned the ribbons to emphasize the need for increased prevention efforts. In 1988, Red Ribbon Week became a national campaign.

DID YOU WEAR IT ?
I know, I did.
if you want to know where I had my red ribbon, then click here and see my latest tweet.

Enjoy in your day !

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