Jace’s Journey 5k and Community Wellness Fair

Saturday, October 23, 2021
Jace’s Journey 5k and Community Wellness Fair This will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021 in the University Research Park, 10101 David Taylor Drive, Charlotte, NC, 28262 beginning at 8 am. It is a fundraising event whose primary source of funding comes from small businesses, churches, foundations, and corporate sponsors.

Jace’s Journey Inc, a non-profit organization, was founded in 2019 to address racial disparities in maternal health outcomes. The US is the only industrialized nation with rising maternal mortality rates and the increase disproportionately affects women of color. African-American mothers are dying at 3-4 times the rate of non- Hispanic whites. Infants born to African-American mothers are dying at twice the rate as infants born to non- Hispanic white mothers.