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" We had a terrific crowd (between 400-500 people). Kim and David Lacks’ slideshow was so interesting. Kim and David were so gracious to sign the books and talk with the people who stood in line, many of whom had personal stories about how HeLa cells have affected their lives. We also had a local HS Science teacher bring 50 of her AP Biology students to the event, and they were so thrilled to meet David and Kim."
"I wanted to pass on my personal thank you for the Lackses participation in our Center for Health Innovation Grand Opening event yesterday in Baltimore; I know that both the students and our Lockheed Martin team found the event very memorable. Jeri and Veronica fully participated in the student challenge and interacted with the students throughout the day, it was truly a highlight of the day."
"Sonny and Kim Lacks were fantastic! They both were very personable and relaxed and honest in their answers. We had 1,800 in attendance, but that didn’t seem to distract either of them. Sonny’s genuine humbleness and sincerity was refreshing and allowed our audience to feel a real connection with him. It is obvious that he is deeply honored by the attention and recognition his mother’s story is finally receiving. The post-event with autographs and photos was a huge success."
"Kim & David Lacks did a wonderful job presenting as part of our Work-Life author series at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. They were great at taking questions that could have easily gone in a negative direction and turning them into positive. Although their family has been through so much, they maintain a wonderful, positive, energy. The Lacks family presentation does a great job of highlighting the human side of science. Our event was a huge success!"
" a wonderful event with Shirley Lacks and Victoria Baptiste!! Shirley and Victoria were absolutely lovely and we enjoyed their visit tremendously. We had great attendance and people are still talking about it! They are so warm and open. Truly it was like meeting part of our own family! It was a great experience all the way around! "