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    July 31, 2020

    CELLebrating the Centennial of Henrietta Lacks

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    Join us as we honor the 100th anniversary of the birth of Henrietta Lacks. Born on August 1, 1920, Henrietta, was a wife, mother of five, and resident of Turner Station, Maryland – and the Mother of Modern Medicine,” who changed the world with the gift of her immortal HeLa cells.

    The Lacks family is launching a yearlong centennial cellebration with the #HELA100 Virtual Symposium.

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