Bedford, NH. (October 2, 2023): BeBOLD is sponsoring its 7th annual “BEDFORD GOES RED” for Red Ribbon Week, a national drug prevention initiative held every October 23 – 31. “BEDFORD GOES RED” for Red Ribbon is a local, community effort run in conjunction with National Red Ribbon Week.

BeBOLD’s “BEDFORD GOES RED“ for Red Ribbon Week is an entire week of businesses and homes displaying red ribbons and/or red lights to support and encourage people to stay drug free.

Again this year, you can get red ribbons/bows at Cohen Closing and Title, located at 334 NH-101 in Bedford, as well as at Primary Bank, located at 207 NH-101 in Bedford. You can pick up red light bulbs generously donated by and available at Bedford ACE Hardware located at 209 NH-101. Red ribbons/bows and lights are FREE while supplies last! Thank you to these businesses who have supported BeBOLD’s ‘BEDFORD GOES RED’ for Red Ribbon Week for many years.

Once you have your red lights and/or red ribbons displayed, take a video or photo of you and/or your business, send it to and we will post it on our social media! Support BeBOLD and get your business’ name out in the community!

BeBOLD will also be commemorating Red Ribbon Week with participation in two other events. The first will involve Bedford High School students who are members of Life of a Bulldog, and will take place at BHS from 11:25 AM-1:15 PM on Monday, October 23. These students will educate their fellow students about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse by engaging them in informative trivia games during lunch.

The second, a community event, is the BSD and DEA’s “One Pill Can Kill” presentation, taking place Thursday, October 26, from 6:00-7:30 PM at the Ross A. Lurgio Media Center. Parents and students can learn about the dangers of counterfeit pills.

For more information about BeBOLD, please check out, and for more information regarding National Red Ribbon Week, please visit You can also follow BeBOLD on social media at and

BeBOLD is a 501(c)(3) non-profit drug awareness, education and prevention coalition in Bedford, NH. The coalition includes adult and youth volunteers as well as local police, school and community professionals. BeBOLD’s mission is to prevent substance abuse in the Bedford community by educating Bedford’s adults and youth about the current dangers of all kinds of substance abuse, including alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription drugs, and tobacco.