Carol MeekinsJim and Carol Meekins were first introduced to HudsonAlpha when someone suggested that they should attend the Biotech 101 series in 2014. "We were amazed at all of the incredible things HudsonAlpha was doing right here in our own community," said Carol, "and Dr. Lamb did a fantastic job at making it all so relatable and easy to understand."
Little did they know it at the time just how valuable having attended Biotech 101 would be for their lives. "When Jim was diagnosed with lung cancer in late 2014, the awareness and understanding that we gained from having attended 101 was invaluable in helping us navigate treatment options," said Carol. Sadly, Jim lost his battle with lung cancer in August 2015. Carol, who is also a breast cancer survivor, remains a dedicated HudsonAlpha supporter, attending Biotech 201 each year and even volunteering to assist with participant check-in each night. So, when it came time for her to update her estate plans, she generously included HudsonAlpha in her legacy.