Henrietta Lacks Legacy Week (September 23 – September 30)
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.