Attendance. What can be done in near term?

VCU Heel

Elite Member
Aug 7, 2012
I didn't know Henrietta Lacks was a Virginian. Learn something new everyday, thanks Heel. I know she lived in turner Station in Dundalk, MD before dying and having her DNA used around the world. In Dundalk they consider her one of their own too. A monument to her is a great idea.
It’s not her DNA that was used, it was her cells.

She died of cervical cancer. Her cancer cells (HeLa) were harvested (without the consent or knowledge of her or her family) and found to be an immortal cell line. The first ever. That cell line is still used to this day in research. If you, a family member, or a friend have survived cancer or many other diseases, then it was likely based on research using her cell line.

Wikipedia has some good info on this.