Ticket Sales - Rebecca Skloot: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks at Elmhurst College, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel on Sunday, September 23, 2012




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Rebecca Skloot: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

Date: Sunday, September 23, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM

Elmhurst College, Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel
190 Prospect Avenue
Elmhurst, IL 60126
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Phone: (630) 617-3390
Email: lua@elmhurst.edu
Website: http://elmhurst.edu/tix
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Henrietta Lacks was a poor farmer, the mother of five, and 31 years old when she died of cancer in Baltimore on October 4, 1951. Before she was buried, in a plot without a tombstone, researchers at Johns Hopkins harvested some of her cancer cells. For half a century, biotechnology companies used the cells to develop (and profit from) countless medical breakthroughs. Neither Mrs. Lacks nor the family she left behind was asked about allowing her tissue to be used for research. Rebecca Skloot’s best-selling book on the Lacks saga is a family drama and medical mystery wrapped into one.
7:00 p.m., Hammerschmidt Memorial Chapel

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