Cit­ing health con­cerns, HLLG cancels this year’s luncheon

The Dundalk Eagle - - NEWS - By ADELE NEWSON-HORST Vice Pres­i­dent, Hen­ri­etta Lacks Le­gacy Group

Due to con­cerns for your safety and that of par­tic­i­pants, the Board of the Hen­ri­etta Lacks Le­gacy Group (HLLG) has over­whelm­ingly voted to can­cel the Hen­ri­etta Lacks Le­gacy Group’s An­nual Luncheon sched­uled for Oc­to­ber 2, 2020. The Board did not make this de­ci­sion lightly. Con­flict­ing re­ports on the COVID-19 pan­demic and its pos­si­ble resur­gence forced us to err on the side of cau­tion. We con­tinue to hold this year’s award win­ners in high es­teem for their tire­less ser­vice:

Edyth Brooks, Wo­man of the Year Award Min­is­ter Donald Jones, Man of the Year Award Johns Hop­kins School of Nurs­ing, Ser­vice Award Bay Van­guard, Busi­ness of the Year Award

We have resched­uled this year’s luncheon to Oc­to­ber 1, 2021. Ad­di­tion­ally, we con­tinue to work on rais­ing funds for the wax fig­ure of Mrs. Lacks and on pe­ti­tion­ing for a com­mem­o­ra­tive postage stamp. Please email us at hlack­sle­gacy@gmail.com if you have ques­tions or wish to help.

Fi­nally, on Au­gust 1, 2020 from 3-6 p.m., The Lacks Fam­ily in­vites you to a free vir­tual Sym­po­sium to launch the his­toric year­long #HELA100 Cen­ten­nial CELLe­bra­tion hon­or­ing The In­con­testable Im­pact of Hen­ri­etta Lacks on the oc­ca­sion of her 100th birth­day! Go to https://irisim­pact.org/hela100 for more in­for­ma­tion.

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