Request and distribute ribbons
Since Drowning Impact Awareness Month first began in August of 2004, more than 450,000 purple ribbons have been distributed. Purple ribbons remind us of the impact of every fatal and non-fatal drowning upon the victim, as well as family members, friends, emergency personnel, and the entire community. Purple ribbons also remind us to take steps to be water-safe in our own neighborhoods.
Purple ribbons are free to the community.
To request purple ribbons, you can e-mail email@example.com, or pick up purple ribbons at:
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Download community locations to pick-up purple ribbons. (PDF)