The Lacks Family has announced a year-long cellebration to honor the 100th anniversary of the birth of Henrietta Lacks. Born in rural Roanoke Virginia, on August 1, 1920, Henrietta Lacks, a wife, mother of five, and resident of Turner Station, Maryland, is the “Mother of Modern Medicine,” who changed the world with her immortal HeLa cells.
Henrietta's HeLa cells, taken without her or her family's knowledge or consent, would become responsible for some of the greatest scientific advancements of the last century and continue to benefit all of humanity.
CELLebrate Henrietta Lacks is a family led initiative that amplifies the voices of The Lacks Family. The Lacks Family, invite the world to support thier mission to preserve thier grandmother's legacy by educating future generations on the impact of her phenomenal HeLa cells while promoting health equity and social justice.
August 1, 2020, marked the 100th birthday of this phenomenal woman and the launch of the historic yearlong global #HELA100: Henrietta Lacks Centennial CELLebration, which will culminate with a three day conference in Baltimore, Maryland on August 1, 2021.
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Saturday, August 1, 2020 through Sunday, August 1, 2021
#HELA100: Henrietta Lacks Centiennal CELLebration Conference
Friday, July 30, Saturday, January 31, Sunday, August 1, 2021
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