Madison unit to sponsor Red Ribbon Week event
MADISON, Wis. – The Madison Composite Squadron of Civil Air Patrol’s Wisconsin Wing will be sponsoring a community wellness fair to kick off Red Ribbon Week as part of the drug demand reduction program. The health fair will be Saturday, October 22, from 1:00 to 4:00 PM at The American Legion Post 501, located at 105 Dempsey Road in Madison.
Red Ribbon Week, which will be October 21 to October 31 this year, is a national anti-drug campaign. It began in 1985 in response to the murder of DEA Agent Enrique Camarena by drug traffickers in Mexico. Angry parents and youth across the country began wearing red ribbons to raise awareness of the killing and destruction drugs cause in the United States.
The Community Wellness Fair will feature not just drug abuse prevention information, but general wellness information as well as information about specific health issues, including Asian herbal medicine, acupuncture and massage therapy. Grant Du, of Du’s Accupuncture Clinic, will be providing free chair massages. CAP will have FatalVision Goggles for visitors to try on that simulate alcohol intoxication. Madison Police Department will have a law enforcement officer on hand to guide participants through a field sobriety test while they wear the impairment goggles. The American Legion Post 501 will provide healthy snacks.