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    June 20, 2011

    HeLa 4 Life Bike-a-Thon HeLa Ryders Thank Rebecca Skloot

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    On May 14, 2011, children of Roanoke, VA (Henrietta Lacks’s hometown) celebrated “Henrietta Lacks Day” and participated in a HeLa 4 Life Bike-a-Thon fundraiser at the Forest Park Baptist Church to benefit the Henrietta Lacks Foundation, a non-profit organization founded by Rebecca Skloot, author of The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. Read the full story here.

    The HeLa Ryders sent these sweet thank-you notes. We post them here, with our thanks for everything the Ryders have done for the Henrietta Lacks Foundation.

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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.