Houston Library Foundation presents Beyond the Page Annual Benefit Luncheon
New York Times best-selling author Rebecca Skloot will transport us into the world of science, cells and sleuthing. This event will feature a community of philanthropists, library advocates, and bibliophiles as they go Beyond the Page to spark connection with issues that impact people's existence.
“HeLa” cells contributed to the development of the Polio vaccine, treatments for cancers and viruses, and the impact of space travel on human cells. The use of HeLa cells sparked awareness of bioethics, yet few individuals know anything about the woman behind the cells — Henrietta Lacks.