Blood drive to be held in honor of Cesar Chavez

Kevin Kiani

The Chicanos for Community Medicine will be holding their annual “National Cesar E. Chavez Blood Drive Challenge” on Wednesday, March 13 from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the Flintridge Room of the USU. The challenge carries on Chavez’s legacy as a civic leader and promotes health education and civic engagement. The event also advocates careers in health and science and gives students a chance to save lives.

This challenge is now a nationwide event as student leaders on college campuses across the country are organizing a blood donor drive honoring Chavez. The event was founded in 2009 and is now expecting up to 250 colleges and universities and more than 30,000 students to participate.