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Cesar Chavez Blood Drive Challenge and Health Fair at UW

April 2, 2012 — The National Cesar Chavez Blood Drive Challenge will be offered from 10 a.m-4 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday, April 10-11, in the University of Wyoming Union Ballroom.

The drive also will be offered to the community, from 3-9 p.m. Thursday, April 12, at the Lincoln Community Center.

"Cesar E. Chavez was an important civic leader, committed to improving the quality of life for the U.S. farm labor community and those in poverty," says Carolyn Brown, president of UW's Hispanic student organization, MEChA. She describes the event as a blood drive, health fair and community outreach activity.

More than 200 universities nationwide will participate in a competitive blood drive to commemorate Chavez's legacy. The university that best reaches its goals in 10 different categories will be the national winner.

Volunteer opportunities are available and include recruiting donors, marketing the event to the community, locating funding and donations, and general support volunteering.

For more information and to participate in the event, contact Brown at (651) 295-1860 or email

The Bood Drive Challenge honors the memory of farm labor leader Cesar Chavez.

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