The Lacks Family has announced a year-long celebration 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 the gift of her immortal HeLa cells. From gene mapping, in vitro fertilization, the polio vaccine, cancer treatments to space travel - Henrietta’s cells are responsible for some of the most significant scientific advancements of our time.
August 1, 2020, marks the 100th birthday of this phenomenal woman and the launch of the historic yearlong global Centennial CELLebration, which will culminate with a three day conference in Baltimore, Maryland on August 1, 2021.
Centennial CELLebration #HeLa100 Virtual Symposium
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Online | 3 – 6 PM ET
Centennial CELLebration #HeLa100 Conference
Friday, July 30, Saturday, January 31, Sunday, August 1, 2021
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