LeJeune is Running for Health Equity: Supporting Black Women's Health
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Hello, I'm LeJeune Johnson—a wife, mom, and passionate advocate for health equity. I am thrilled to share that I have been selected to represent the Black Girls RUN! Foundation charity team at the 2024 Bank of America Chicago Marathon.


I run to help change the narrative about maternal health in Mississippi, especially for Black women. THIS IS MY WHY. In Mississippi, Black women are four times more likely to die from pregnancy-related complications. Unfortunately, this reality is mirrored across the U.S. In 2020, cardiovascular conditions were the leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths for Black women nationwide. Adopting a healthy lifestyle through diet and exercise is one of the most effective ways to prevent these conditions in pregnant and postpartum Black women. Over the past five years, improving maternal health outcomes for moms and babies has been my professional passion and personal mission. As a mom and maternal health advocate, I hit the pavement as my investment in my health and to help change the narrative in my community and region, where health outcomes are poorest in the nation.  


The Bank of America Chicago Marathon is not just a race for me; it is an opportunity to advocate for and raise awareness about improving maternal health outcomes for Black women. Running this marathon symbolizes my commitment to changing the narrative around maternal health in Mississippi and beyond, where Black women face disproportionately high risks of pregnancy-related complications.


By participating in this event, I am taking concrete steps to highlight the importance of health, fitness, and preventive care, which are crucial in addressing these disparities. The marathon serves as a platform for me to amplify my message and hopefully inspire others. It’s a way for me to merge my personal dedication to health with my professional mission to improve outcomes for moms and babies, demonstrating that through perseverance and collective effort, we can make a significant impact in our communities.



I am proud to run on behalf of Black Girls RUN!, championing a platform that encourages Black women to prioritize their well-being. Together, we run for self-care, mental health, and improved health outcomes—not just for ourselves but for future generations. Join me in supporting this cause as we strive for a healthier and more equitable future.



Thank you for your support!

  • Alfrado Donelson made a $125.00 donation

    Proud of you!!!

  • Brittney Meadows made a $50.00 donation
  • Latice Gustavis made a $40.00 donation
  • LaMonica Gardner Sampson made a $20.00 donation

    Best Wishes Jeune ! Go be GREAT!

  • Darryl And Beverly Johnson made a $100.00 donation

    Way to go Lejuene.

  • Darryl Johnson made a $500.00 donation
  • Kathryn Royals made a $20.00 donation

    you are awesome Lejeune!! wish I could give more than this but hope it helps ❤️

  • Monique Robertson made a $25.00 donation

    Good luck cousin

  • Brittany Chandler made a $50.00 donation

    I'm so excited for you!!

  • Dewanna Chambliss-Young made a $10.00 donation

    YES! I'm cheering for you! 🩵🏃🏿‍♀️

  • Brittney Meadows made a $50.00 donation

    Congrats LeJeune! ❤️

  • Shalonda Carlisle made a $25.00 donation
  • Monica Stinson made a $20.00 donation

    Good luck! You got this!

  • Tonja Johnson made a $20.00 donation
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