When Glendora High School graduate Chris Vega was diagnosed with leukemia a year ago, community members hosted blood drives and fundraisers in his honor. Although the 18-year-old passed away on Monday, community members have continued to give back in his memory.
The following benefits are hosted this week in honor of Vega:
Thursday, Sept. 20
Blood drive benefitting the Pediatric Department at City of Hope
LAFitness, 820 S. Grand Ave., Glendora
1:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
If you are able to donate, contact the donor center at 626-471-7171 or book online idonateblood4hope.org.
Saturday, Sept. 22
Glendora Junior All American Football & Cheer will be selling 50/50 raffles throughout the day during games from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Games will be at Louie Pompei Sports Park, 1100 S. Valley Center, Glendora.
A portion of the proceeds will go toward the Chris Vega fund.