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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...

The HLLG Annual Luncheon The HLLG Annual Luncheon is now in its third year.  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 of the Year,...