Enter to win 1 of 100 copies of the best selling book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. 10 Grand Prize Winners will receive a copy of the book signed by the author!
Official Rules: Open to US, DC, 18 and older. Begins on May 11, 2017 and ends at 11:59 PM ET on May 17, 2017. Random Drawing: May 25, 2017. Entry Limit: One entry per person + bonus referral entries.
About the Book:
Her name was Henrietta Lacks, but scientists know her as HeLa. She was a poor Southern tobacco farmer who worked the same land as her slave ancestors, yet her cells – taken without her knowledge – became one of the most important tools in medicine. The first “immortal” human cells grown in culture, they are still alive today, though she has been dead for more than sixty years. If you could pile all HeLa cells ever grown onto a scale, they’d weigh more than 50 million metric tons—as much as a hundred Empire State Buildings. HeLa cells were vital for developing the polio vaccine; uncovered secrets of cancer, viruses, and the atom bomb’s effects; helped lead to important advances like in vitro fertilization, cloning, and gene mapping; and have been bought and sold by the billions.
Ten (10) Grand Prizes: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, signed by the author. ARV: $16
Ninety (90) Prizes: The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot. ARV: $16