The Lacks Family is proud to collaborate with Halifax County-South Boston NAACP Chapter to honor Henrietta Lacks in her hometown through the Henrietta Lacks Hometown Initiative.
As a young child, Henrietta's mother passed away, and she moved to be raised by her grandfather on a tobacco farm in her beloved "Lackstown" in Clover, Halifax County, Virginia.
Today, Halifax County continues to honor Henrietta's legacy by preserving local historic sites such as her childhood home, grave, school, and church, while fundraising to erect a statue in the heart of the community in 2023, sharing her story with Virginians, and inviting the world to learn about the roots of her impact.
Your support helps to raise the statue honoring our hometown hero Henrietta Lacks.
Make Checks Payable To:
Henrietta Lacks House of Healing
Attn: HeLa Hometown Initiative
600 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20003
THE FUTURE STATUE SITE WILL FEATURE
A beautifully landscaped statue in the heart of the city.
Interactive information on her life and impact.
Educational tools for school and community visits.
Attend a private reception with the Lacks Family and a commemorative pin, tote, t-shirt, mug, and commemorative sticker.
Commemorative pin, tote, t-shirt, mug and sticker.
Commemorative t-shirt, mug and sticker.
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The Lacks Family started HELA100 to honor her 100th birthday on August 1, 2020.
HELA100 continues as the Lacks family-led initiative on a mission to educate future generations on the impact of her HeLa cells while advancing health equity and social justice.
Henrietta Lacks House of Healing acts as fiscal sponsor.