This year we commemorate 70 years since Henrietta Lacks’ HeLa cells changed the world and her untimely death on October 4, 1951.
Join The Lacks Family as we honor her legacy through HELA100: The Henrietta Lacks Initiative by educating future generations on the impact of her HeLa cells while advancing health equity and social justice.
We'll send you a thank you gift for your donation that directly supports The Lacks Family's HELA100 not-for-profit initiative honoring the Mother of Modern Medicine.
Watch the World Health Organization (WHO) Honor Henrietta Lacks with the WHO Director-General’s award, recognizing her world-changing legacy.
We can end cervical cancer. Join The Lacks Family's #TealTakeover to end cervical cancer disparities worldwide in honor of Henrietta Lacks.
On August 1, 2020, The Lacks Family launched "HELA100: Henrietta Lacks Centennial CELLebration" to honor her legacy on the occasion of Henrietta's 100th birthday!
In honor of Henrietta Lacks’101st birthday, The Lacks Family announced the advancement of HELA100 as the “HELA100 The Henrietta Lacks Initiative”. This year HELA100 commemorates 70 years since her HeLa cells changed the world and her untimely death.
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 century and continue to benefit all of humanity.
We, The Lacks Family, invite the world to support our mission to preserve our grandmother's legacy by educating future generations on the impact of her phenomenal HeLa cells while promoting health equity
and social justice.
The Lacks Family honors Henrietta Lacks. Henrietta, was a wife and mother of five
who unknowingly changed the world
with the gift of her immortal HeLa cells.
From polio, cancer, HIV, HPV, IVF to COVID-19,
her HeLa cells continue to impact the world.