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Save the Date! 150 Years of Carthage Women Closing Celebration with Jackie Joyner Kersee

October 15, 2021
Carthage College Campus
Please join us as we celebrate the success of the 150 Years of Carthage Women initiative and look to the future of Carthage women. 

We are happy to welcome special guest Jackie Joyner-Kersee to campus as our keynote speaker for the closing event. Jackie Joyner-Kersee is a three-time Olympic gold medalist and international humanitarian. One of the most decorated female athletes of all time, Mrs. Joyner-Kersee dominated the track and field circuit in the 1980s and ’90s. She won six medals spanning four Olympic Games and holds the world record time in the heptathlon. In 2004, she was inducted into the U.S. Track and Field Hall of Fame.

Following her illustrious career, Mrs. Joyner-Kersee set her sights on aiding others. The Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation strives to change the lives of at-risk and low-income children in East St. Louis and across the U.S. She also helped found Athletes for Hope and is an advocate for healthy lifestyles.

This event is free and open to the public.