Lacks Family WebSite


The Lacks Family will continue to spread the good news...Henrietta Lacks' story and her legacy. We want to raise awareness and encourage action to problems the world is facing such as poverty, unemployment, racism, ethical issues, education, communication, tissue ownership. Our family is focusing on positive aspects of Henrietta’s scientific contribution to the world. The Lacks family has moved from being victims, to victory of a proud family heritage. We truly appreciate everyone who has taken time to read “The Immortal of Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot and learn about Henrietta Lacks, her family and the HeLa cells. And for those who have not yet read the amazing book, now is the time to educate yourself about a beautiful, African American lady who has changed the world of science and medicine forever, affecting individual lives worldwide.

Continue to keep our family in your prayers, as this journey for our mother/grandmother’s legacy continues to flourish. Remember! Henrietta Lacks is A Gift that Keeps on Giving.