October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. On Saturday, October 6th, the Prevention Department of the Allegany Council on Alcoholism and Substance Abuse, Inc., held the 20th annual Bob Weigand Memorial Move-A-Thon at the Angelica Village Office.
This Red Ribbon event is held every first Saturday in October in memory of Drug Enforcement Agent Enrique “Kiki” Camarena, who was tortured and killed by drug traffickers in 1985. The purpose of the Move-a-Thon is to promote a drug-free lifestyle through healthy alternatives, and to remind people to wear red ribbons in support of a drug-free America during Red Ribbon Week, October 23rd-31st. This year’s theme is: “Life is Your Journey, Travel Drug Free!”
Winners of the event by category are as follows:
First Walker – Female: Audri Eveland / Male: Carl Dandridge
First Cyclist –Female: Brooke Bradt / Male: Darren Bradt
There were no participants registered as runners in this year’s event.
The Allegany Council would like to thank the Village of Angelica for allowing the event to take place there, local law enforcement for ensuring safety, WZKZ Radio for providing a live remote, and all those who participated in and supported this special event!
Visit Red Ribbon Campaign for more information on ideas for activities to celebrate Red Ribbon.