KENNEWICK, Wash.- Plans are moving forward to bring African-American leader the Reverend Jesse Jackson to the Tri-Cities.
Jackson has become an outspoken supporter of medical isotope research for treatment of HIV and AIDS.
Citizens for Medical Isotopes and the Advanced Medical Isotope Corporation are bringing Jackson in to open their new isotope factory in Kennewick. It's the only one of it's kind in North America.
Jackson has been an outspoken proponent of increased isotope production after treatments showed they could help in treating HIV and AIDS.
"We have an opportunity to further educate him and get his view on what the importance of this breakthrough is to curing HIV/AIDS," said Gary Troyer with CMI.
Jackson will be here for a dinner speech at the Three Rivers Convention Center March 26th.
The dinner's cost is $50.