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Marilyn Patton Leaves a Legacy of Philanthropy

by David Bailey

We’ve lost a dear friend and I want to share a few memories with you.

Marilyn Patton, the first lady of philanthropy to so many in our community, passed on April 9. If you never had the opportunity to meet Marilyn, the best way I can describe her is that she was a funny, feisty, generous, approachable and knowledgeable woman. Most of all, she was kind and we will miss her.

Building Community: Health and Our Outdoor Treasures

by David Bailey

Wellness is a goal we all strive for, even if we aren’t terribly consistent in our approach. Most of us need encouragement to participate in the activities that foster good health and wellness. Be it organized sports, a brisk walk each morning with the dog or some yoga or meditation, people need and wish for healthy living.

I spent Sunday afternoon at Carrier Park, along with hundreds of my neighbors, in pursuit of just such a healthy activity, and the chance to give back to a community I love.


What's Next from the Safety Initiative for Women and Children?

by Dr. Kellett Letson

Our work fighting domestic violence in Buncombe County isn't over

As a United Way board member I am very aware just how important our call to action is when it comes to making our community strong. You’ve seen the words: Give, Advocate and Volunteer – LIVE UNITED. 


Health Insurance Marketplace Assistance on March 22

Pisgah Legal Services, Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Western Carolina Medical Society and Western North Carolina Community Health Services have teamed up to provide enrollment assistance in the North Carolina Health Insurance Marketplace on Saturday, March 22, at Pisgah Legal Services on 62 Charlotte Street in Asheville. Certified navigators and certified application counselors will be available to explain options for health insurance coverage and financial assistance. Open enrollment ends on March 31.