Red Ribbon Club

The red ribbon is a symbol for drunken driving prevention, drug prevention, and for the fight against AIDS. The Red Ribbon Foundation and Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) are examples of organizations that utilize the red ribbon symbol. MADD is an organization founded in 1980 whose mission is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking. Red Ribbon International is an organization founded in 1993 whose main purpose is the education about prevention of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV, Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome Related Complex, ARC and AIDS.

The Red Ribbon Project was created by the New York-based Visual AIDS Artists Caucus in 1991.

  • Remain anonymous as individuals and to credit the Visual AIDS Artists Caucus as a whole in the creation of the Red Ribbon Project, and not to list any individual as the creator of the Red Ribbon Project;
  • Keep the image copyright free, so that no individual or organization would profit from the use of the red ribbon;
  • Red Ribbon should be used as a consciousness raising symbol, not as a commercial or trademark tool.

The artists who formed the Visual AIDS Artists Caucus wished to create a visual symbol to demonstrate compassion for people living with AIDS and their caregivers. Inspired by the yellow ribbons honoring American soldiers serving in the Gulf war, the color red was chosen for its, "connection to blood and the idea of passion -- not only anger, but love, like a valentine." First worn publicly by Jeremy Irons at the 1991 Tony Awards, the ribbon soon became renowned as an international symbol of AIDS awareness.

RED RIBBON CLUB ACTIVITIES BY VYSYA COLLEGE :

  • Hiv aids awareness programme .
  • Dengu –chickengunia awareness programme
  • Anti – tobacco awareness programme
  • World heart day rally
  • Anti alcohol awareness
  • Blood donation awareness programme