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    August 11, 2010

    First Henrietta Lacks Foundation Grants Awarded

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    Today, the Henrietta Lacks Foundation awarded its first ever grants thanks to proceeds from The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot, and donations from readers. The first awards cover full tuition and books for five descendants of Henrietta Lacks starting fall semester 2010, as well as health care and emergency needs grants for two members of her immediate family. More information about the inaugural Henrietta Lacks Foundation grants coming soon. For more information on the foundation, or to make a donation, click here.

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    The Henrietta Lacks Foundation strives to provide financial assistance to needy individuals who have made important contributions to scientific research without their knowledge or consent.