Miss Illinois visits Rosecrance adolescent patients

Hannah Smith, Miss Illinois 2011, visited adolescent patients at Rosecrance Griffin Williamson Campus on Oct. 21 as part of Red Ribbon Week.

Smith’s message was simple: Character counts – even when no one is watching.

Red Ribbon Week is the oldest and largest drug prevention campaign in the country. Although the start end dates can vary slightly depending on the organization and source, Red Ribbon Week generally takes place the last full week in October, with the weekends before and following the last full week included as appropriate celebration dates.

Red Ribbon Week celebrates communities and individuals taking a stand for the hopes and dreams of children through a commitment to drug prevention, education and a personal commitment to living drug free lives. The goal of Red Ribbon Week is a drug-free America.

Read more about Red Ribbon Week here.