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About HLLG

01Our Mission

Ours is a non-profit (501 c 3) organization that exists to protect, preserve, and promote the legacy of Henrietta Lacks and her contributions to modern medicine (via HeLa Cells) and promote conversations around health equity. It also exists to serve as a clearing house for activities that extend Lacks’ legacy and historic of Turner Station, Maryland, where Lacks resided at the time of her death.

02Achieving Our Mission

To achieve our mission, Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group:

Promotes health equity

Promotes community health

Facilitates discussion, debate, and dialogue over issues of clinical research, health equity and related issues

03Programs and Events

Among other educational activities the group has and continues to:

Coordinate the annual Henrietta Lacks Essay and Video Clip Contest for middle and high school students

Advocate for the preservation of significant buildings and historical figures in Turner Station

Raise funds for the Henrietta Lacks Endowed Scholarship at the Community College of Baltimore County

Present the annual Black Steel Workers Program

Co-sponsor the Turner Station Girl Scouts

Advocate for a US Commemorative Postage Stamp

Advocate for Mrs. Lacks’ inclusion to the National Women Hall of Fame

Advocate for a national day of recognition for Mrs. Henrietta Lacks

Spearhead health equity initiatives