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Jackie Joyner Kersee: A Champion Through and Through

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Jackie Joyner Kersee: A Champion Through and Through

Jackie Joyner Kersee is a woman that exemplifies the idea of a champion. She is one in all facets. A champion is described as a person defeating all their rivals in sports. It has also been defined as a person who fights or argues for a cause on behalf of someone else. Jackie is both. Jackie Joyner Kersee is a retired Track and field athlete. She is regarded as one of the greatest athletes of all time: She was ranked that by Sports Illustrated for Women magazine. She is also an author and active philanthropist. She is the founder of the Jackie Joyner Kersee Foundation and a cofounder of athletes for change. 

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Jackie is a humanitarian mainly focused on women's rights, racial equality and children's education. She even collaborated with Comcast in 2011 to create the Internet Essentials Program. This program was for low income families to have access to the internet for just $9.95. It has provided internet access to 4,000,000 Americans. As of 2019, She holds the world record in heptathlon in the top 6. Her biography came out in 1997, titled A Kind of Grace. She was also apart of the book A Women's Place is Everywhere. A Woman's Place is Everywhere is a book geared towards young adults that highlights the success of 30 different women personal and professional lives.

Jackie is such an inspiration to us all. She is multi faceted in a myriad of ways. At Aurora Tights, we look up to women like her. She is a role model through and through. She is also an example on how you can succeed in multiple stages in life. She just kept believing in herself and going for what she wanted. We hope Aurora Tights does that for people.



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