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News from PATH

Red Ribbon Week 2017

The week of October 23-27 was Red Ribbon Week -- a national effort to mobilize communities to educate youth and encourage participation in drug prevention activities. This year, Mitchell and Yancey county middle and high school students participated in the following...

Jim Bernstein Fellowship

She's not one to brag, so we'll do it for her! Schell McCall, Executive Director of PATH, has been selected to participate in the Jim Bernstein Community Health Leadership Fellows Program. It's a really big deal! Since 2006, the Bernstein Fellows Program has...

2017 Drug Take Back Day: The Results

Each year, the Mitchell Yancey Substance Abuse Task Force sponsors a "Drug Take Back" day to collect unused/expired prescription medications for safe disposal. This year the Drug Take Back Day was held on Saturday, September 23rd and it was a great success! Between...

Summer Food Update

We have just wrapped up our summer delivery season, and while we are still in the process of quantifying our impact, we are pleased to share an update on what we accomplished during this summer's program: Along with our partner agencies, we made 5 deliveries, serving...

9th Annual Toe River Racqueteers Summer Camp

Each year, Partners Aligned Toward Health (PATH) sponsors the Toe River Racqueteers Tennis Camp, with the goal of uniting our community through healthy activity. In June, we held the 9th annual tennis camp in both Mitchell and Yancey Counties, and by all accounts it...

8th Annual Burnsville Fit Families 5K was a Great Success!

Each year, Partners Aligned Toward Health organizes the Burnsville Fit Families (BFF) 5K with the goal of uniting our community through healthy activity. The 8th Annual Burnsville Fit Families 5K – held on Saturday, May 13th – was a great success! In spite of the iffy...

We Have BIG News to Share!

For 20 years, Graham Children’s Health Services (GCHS) has served Mitchell and Yancey county residents with programs and services designed to improve the health of our community. Since 1997, these initiatives and collaborations have included: Toe River Dental Clinic,...

Congratulations to S.T.A.R. Coordinator, Sam Sirois!

Sam Sirois, who serves as the coordinator of our after school program for Mitchell County middle school students (called Students Taking Active Roles or “S.T.A.R.” for short), was recently honored by the Mitchell County Board of Education for her classroom students'...

Sizzlin’ Summer Series Success!

This summer, Healthy Yancey (a program of Graham Children's Health Services) launched a new program called The Sizzlin' Summer Series," with the goal of increasing community "connectedness" and physical activity by providing fun opportunities for folks to get active...

Summer Food Program 2016

Thanks to incredible community volunteers, this summer we delivered 600 boxes of food staples, fresh produce, healthy recipes and children's books to local families.  This is what we heard from some of the recipients of the food boxes... "My son liked to wait by the...

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