$50 – $10,000

2018 Powerfully Pink

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Celebration! Cinema Grand Rapids North & IMAX

2121 Celebration Drive Northeast

Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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Susan G. Komen Michigan and Mercy Health invite you to the 2018 Powerfully Pink Luncheon and FREE movie screenings of “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.”


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The Henrietta Lacks Story


In 1951, Henrietta Lacks was diagnosed with late-stage cervical cancer, leading to her death within the year. However, Henrietta lives on even to this day as her cells, called the HeLa cell line, became the first human cells to grow and infinitely replicate in laboratory conditions. Her cells have changed the world of medicine forever, helping unlock the first polio vaccine as well as providing the foundation for groundbreaking research related to cancer, AIDS, radiation and gene mapping, among others. However, these discoveries were made without the knowledge or consent of Henrietta and her family. This powerful story reveals the inequalities of our healthcare system that persist to this day, particularly for minorities and people of color.


Komen Michigan and Mercy Health are organizations committed to eliminating health disparities and lowering barriers to access quality care. The story of Henrietta Lacks teaches important lessons about self-advocacy and understanding what care options are available. Our goal through the Powerfully Pink Luncheon and movie screenings is to help start conversations, prompt individuals to ask questions about their own health and inspire students to pursue the fields of science and research.


Powerfully Pink Luncheon


The Powerfully Pink Luncheon is an annual awards event that celebrates and recognizes breast cancer advocates and survivors in our local communities. At the event you will learn about all of the services, programs, initiatives and advocacy Komen Michigan is currently working on across the state, as well as plans for the upcoming year. Local awards winners will also be recognized for their impact on others and in the fight against breast cancer in our goal to reduce breast cancer by 50% by 2026. We will also have multiple guest speakers, including members from the Lacks family with a Q&A session.


Powerfully Pink Luncheon

11:30am – 1:30pm
(Book signing: 1:30pm – 2:00pm)


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Celebration! Cinema Grand Rapids North & IMAX

2121 Celebration Drive Northeast

Grand Rapids, MI 49525

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