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8th Annual Mark Vasquez Memorial Event Blood Drive

The Manhattan Beach Police Officers’ Association, in partnership with the American Red Cross and family of Manhattan Beach Police Officer Mark Vasquez, present the 8th Annual Mark Vasquez Memorial Event Blood Drive. This year’s event will take place on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, from 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM at the Joslyn Center (1601 N Valley Drive).  

Mark Vasquez joined Manhattan Beach Police Department in 2005 and worked in patrol until he was diagnosed with a type of blood cancer, Multiple Myeloma, in 2007. Officer Vasquez was heroic in his positive outlook not only at work, but at home with his wife, Lee, and their two daughters, Madison and Ashley. Officer Vasquez’ battle against his cancer was valiant and at times, when he was able to return to work, he said he felt like Superman. His fellow officers quickly nicknamed Officer Vasquez “Superman” and held many fundraisers and events in support of their hero. However, Manhattan Beach Police Department lost their Superman on May 15, 2011 (National Peace Officers’ Memorial Day). 

We encourage you to make an appointment at and use the sponsor code MarkVasquez or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).


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