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Article and Photos By NICOLE RODMAN nrodman@chespub.com  Oct 8, 2018 It was a sold-out crowd for the third annual Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group (HLLG) Luncheon, held last Friday at Fleming Senior Center in Turner Station. Community leaders, elected officials, religious leaders, residents and friends gathered to remember late Turner Station resident Henrietta Lacks, honor outstanding community members and...

Johns Hopkins University Names Medical Building After Henrietta Lacks In the early 1950s, the university’s hospital stole cells from Lacks, who has been called the “mother of modern medicine.”  By Alanna Vagianos ADVERTISEMENT Johns Hopkins University just announced that the school will name a new research building after Henrietta Lacks, the “mother of modern medicine” whose cancer cells revolutionized medical...

Join the Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group (HLLG) for a celebration cruise November, 2020.   The ship leaves from Baltimore and will cruise the Caribbean.  In addition to the normal ship amenities, there will be programs featuring the relatives of Henrietta Lacks who will celebrate her contributions to modern medicine.     Plan now to join the celebration.  A $25pp,...

October 1, 2018 Dear Educators: This is a gentle reminder that the 6 th Annual Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group Essay and Video Competition’s deadline is December 31. Early submissions to hlackslegacy@gmail.com are invited. Kindly direct students to the HLLG website (HenriettaLacksLegacyGroup.org) for model essays and letters. Open to all middle, high, and home schooled students, the competition is designed to...

Sixth Annual Essay and Video Competition The Henrietta Lacks Legacy (HLLG) Group invites your submissions to the 6 th Annual Essay and Video Competition. Open to high school, middle school, and home school students across the country. First Prize: $125.00, Second Prize: $100.00 Third Prize: $75.00 Eligibility: All high school, middle school, and home school students across the United States. Special Needs Students: The competition is also...

On July 1, 2018, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed into law the creation of the Henrietta Lacks Commission. Governor Northam proclaimed September 23-29, 2018 as Henrietta Lacks Legacy Week—to coincide with the inaugural meeting of the Henrietta Lacks Commission. The commission plans to create a biomedical cancer research center in Halifax, Virginia to honor Henrietta’s life and legacy....

  The Henrietta Lacks Legacy Group Annual Luncheon will celebrate its third year on Friday, October 5.  The luncheon raises funds for the development of a wax figure of Henrietta Lacks for the National Great Blacks in Wax Museum and the Henrietta Lacks Endowed Scholarship at the Community College of Baltimore County.   In addition to honoring the Woman...

Editorial: Virginia embarks on grand plan to build a world-class medical research center in Southside   In 1951, a young mother of five was laid to rest in a small family cemetery on a dead end back road in Halifax County. Her family was so poor that for many years no headstone even marked her grave. In death,...