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News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
October 27, 2003

CHICAGO BEARS & DRUG AGENCY KICK-OFF
RED RIBBON ANTI-DRUG CAMPAIGN
Two of Sunday's Football Heroes to Speak with Area Kids

OCT 27--CHICAGO, IL - Chicago BEARS Jerry Azumah and Charles Tillman will take some of the positive energy generated by Sunday's victory over the Detroit Lions to Chicago School Kids as they take part in the Drug Enforcement Administration's annual RED RIBBON Week Anti-Drug Celebration tomorrow. The Chicago area news media is invited to take part in this 'Kick-off' event on Tuesday October 28, 2003, at 10:00am, as part of DEA's weeklong, national drug awareness campaign that encourages school age children to make positive choices.

Today, the RED RIBBON Campaign is the most recognizable teaching tool in the nation reaching millions of American school kids with a powerful message about drug abuse. No other single drug prevention movement in history has impacted so many lives.

The DEA is proud to 'Team-up' with the Chicago Police Department, the Chicago BEARS and Chicago's KIDS to show that every child makes a difference.

Event:

Chicago BEARS & Drug Enforcement 'Team-Up' Against Drugs
2003 RED RIBBON Campaign

Location:
St. Juliana School
7400 W. Touhy (Touhy at Osceola)
Chicago, Illinois
Date & Time:
Tuesday, October 28, 2003 -10:00 AM

10:00am - DEA Helicopter Lands at St. Juliana
10:05am - Emerald Society Band Plays Opening Music as Students Enter
10:20am - Principal Kathleen Barton & DEA Special Agent in Charge Rick Sanders/Opening Remarks
10:25am - SAC Sanders Dialogue with Over 550 Member Student Body
10:35am - SAC Sanders Introduces Commander Mike Atkins of the Chicago PD
10:45am - Chicago Bears Jerry Azumah & Charles Tillman Remarks - Q & A
10:55am - SAC Sanders Closing Remarks/Principal Barton Dismisses Inside Assembly Emerald Society Plays
11:00am - Students Exit Inside Assembly to Outside Assembly for DEA Helicopter Departure
**11:05 BEARS Azumah & Tillman/SAC Sanders/Commander Atkins MEET WITH PRESS**

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