Blood Drive To Honor Memory Of Baylor Law School Graduate

June 26, 2000

by Lori Scott Fogleman

Baylor University’s Student Bar Association will hold its annual blood drive to honor the memory of law graduate John Edwards on Tuesday, June 27, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. near the Law School parking lot.

On July 1, 1992, Edwards, a 33-year-old Baylor graduate who received his law degree in 1984, was waiting to argue a motion at the Tarrant County Courthouse in Fort Worth when a gunman opened fire. After entering a courthouse stairwell to seek help, Edwards was shot and killed. He was survived by his wife, Martha Clemons Edwards, also a Baylor graduate, and three children, a one-year-old son and twin three-year-old sons. Edwards was the son of Dr. Cecil G. Edwards, who served as the director of the Campus Health Center.

Each year the Baylor Student Bar Association honors Edwards’ memory by sponsoring a blood drive close to July 1.

“A blood donation can save more than three lives and will take only 45 minutes of your time,” said SBA president Kimmy Wright. “A good turnout will not only save lives, it will also demonstrate that students and faculty are enthusiastic about the community and honoring the memory of a distinguished graduate who lost his life while pursuing the responsibilities of our profession.”

A sign-up appointment sheet is available on the SBA bulletin board in the law school student lounge. Central Texas community members also are encouraged to donate in Edwards’ memory either at the law school location or at the American Red Cross Blood Center in Waco, 4224 Cobbs Drive. To donate, you must be a least 18 years old, weigh 110 pounds, and be in good health.

For more information, contact John Rubin, SBA public relations, at 772-0653, or the Red Cross Blood Center at 776-8754.

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