Miami Dade College to Illuminate Freedom Tower for Red Ribbon Week Oct. 23

Miami, Oct. 12, 2021 Miami Dade College (MDC) will illuminate its Historic Landmark Freedom Tower red at sunset on Saturday, Oct. 23, to kick-off national Red Ribbon Week®, Oct. 23- 31, in support of Informed Families. American Airlines Arena and Miami Tower will also be illuminated in support of the Red Ribbon Campaign®, which is now the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation reaching millions of young people each year.

This year’s Red Ribbon Week theme, Be Happy. Be Brave. Be Drug Free™, amplifies the campaign’s mission to encourage children, families and communities to live healthy, happy and drug-free lives. It also serves as a reminder that everyone is empowered with shaping their communities through positivity, bravery and strength.

About Informed Families

The mission of Informed Families, a non-profit organization founded in 1982, is helping kids grow up safe, healthy and drug free. Informed Families focuses on educating, involving and empowering parents to work together to set boundaries and monitor their children’s behavior to prevent underage drinking, substance abuse and other harmful behaviors. Affiliated with the National Family Partnership, Informed Families is best known for being the Florida Sponsor of the National Red Ribbon Campaign. Informed Families also boasts multiple school and community-based prevention programs targeting youth, parents and communities. For more information on Informed Families and how to get Informed Families programs into your school, please visit, or call 305-856-4886.

WHAT:         Freedom Tower Goes Red to Kick-Off Red Ribbon Week

WHEN:          Saturday, Oct. 23, at sunset

WHERE:        Freedom Tower, 600 Biscayne Blvd.