Dear Friends & Family,
Our family remains moved by the continued outpouring of support to honor our grandmother's 100th birthday since we launched our historic year-long HELA100: Henrietta Lacks Centennial CELLebration, on August 1, 2020.
Thank you for joining our Lacks family-led initiative to amplify the voices of Henrietta's children and grandchildren.
We know our Hennie continues to guide our work, and we appreciate you, our renowned speakers, and the 350+ attendees that joined our family for the #HELA100 Virtual Symposium. If you were unable to attend virtually, please spend time here to watch the Symposium video on demand, view the program, and our virtual swag bag!
As we move forward with this 365-day birthday CELLebration, we, Henrietta 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.
We are grateful to have your continued support as our family leads the world in CELLebrating our phenomenal grandmother, Henrietta Lacks!
The Lacks Family
Watch The Lacks Family Tribute to Henrietta Lacks
Centennial Conversation: CELLebrating The Incontestable Impact of Henrietta Lacks - Henrietta’s descendants were joined by special guests who shared their work to honor her life and legacy, current activities and collaborations with the health care, scientific, advocacy and artistic communities.
Reflecting on 100 Years: The Life & Legacy of Henrietta Lacks - Lacks Family champions reflected on thier journey with Henrietta Lacks' legacy, her HeLa cells and their impact on the world.
#HELA100 Twitter Chat - The CELLebration continued with thousands of impressions on Twitter @CELLebrateHeLa using #HELA100 to honor the worldwide impact of Henrietta Lacks featuring her descents, scientists, advocates, teachers, artists, youth, influencers, and policymakers .
A Toast to #CELLebrate Henrietta - Hundreds of people from around the world gathered wearing a pop of red to CELLebrate Henrietta Lacks at her virtual 100th birthday party with her family, a celebrity DJ, spoken word, and tributes!