Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital’s Cruisin’ Smart™ program will host a series of “Red Ribbon” presentations that focus on the dangers of distracted driving at area schools in honor of Red Ribbon Week (October 23–31). Red Ribbon Week is a week-long campaign across the U.S. organized by the National Family Partnership (NFP) that encourages people to wear red ribbons to raise awareness of the destruction caused by drugs in America.
Cruisin’ Smart tailors sessions for students from middle school through post-college. Cruisin’ Smart speakers live with life-changing injuries, ranging from paralysis to brain injuries, and many of them are former Bryn Mawr Rehab patients who want to give back to a larger community. They were either a driver, passenger, pedestrian, or passing motorist when a single moment changed their lives forever. Throughout the month of October, Cruisin’ Smart will reach 1430 individuals, 960 of them during Red Ribbon Week.
Cruisin’ Smart’s “Red Ribbon” presentations will take place at the following locations throughout the month of October:
- 10/26 – Penn’s Grove Middle School
- 10/26 – Chester County Youth Center
- 10/27 – Delcroft School
- 10/28 – Darby Township School
- 10/29 – Tinicum Middle School
About Red Ribbon Week
Since its beginning in 1985, the Red Ribbon has touched the lives of millions of people around the world. In response to the brutal murder of Enrique Camarena, a US Drug Enforcement Administration agent, angered parents and youth in communities across the country began wearing red ribbons of satin as a symbol of their commitment to raise awareness of the killing and destruction cause by drugs in America. In 1988, NFP sponsored the first National Red Ribbon celebration. Today, the Red Ribbon serves as a catalyst to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. For more information Red Ribbon Week, visit redribbon.org/about.