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BOWLING GREEN, OH (Toledo News Now) -
Wednesday was the start of
a national blood drive challenge between 256 schools, including Bowling Green
The BGSU Latino Student
Union is hosting the National Cesar Chavez Blood Drive Challenge for the 10th
year in a row. The competition spans two days, and they say it's all about
saving lives and remembering the legacy of Chavez.
The event kicked off
Wednesday morning with the Bowling Green mayor and BGSU president. Student
volunteers said they try to make the event fun for donors with music and an art
Members of the Latino
Student Union said the event is special because it's important to spread the
word about the work of civil rights leader Chavez.
"Educating an entire
campus on who Cesar Chavez was and the impact that he had on our community is
very rewarding," said Mayra Lopez, with the student union. "I'm really excited
for people to come and donate and save lives."
The drive will continue
Thursday, March 28, at the BGSU Bowen-Thompson Student Union. It will run from
10 a.m. until 3 p.m.