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Girls Inc. kicks-off Red Ribbon Week

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) – Girls Incorporated got an early start to Red Ribbon Week Friday afternoon.

After a brief ceremony, the girls held signs and marched in the area near the Park Place center community chanting 'be drug free'.

"We know that A-T-O-D is a gateway that leads to risky behavior. One of the number one things that we try to combat is teen pregnancy, there are links to alcohol usage and teen pregnancy. We want to make sure girls have the right information and the skill set to say no to alcohol, tobacco and drugs," said LaKisha Bryant, Girls Inc. Executive Dir.

More than 100 girls participated.

After the march they released red and white balloons at Engram Park.

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