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Biennial Faces of Hope Gala Raises Over Half a Million in Funds for Mission Children’s Hospital

Faces of HopeASHEVILLE, N.C. (Aug. 18, 2014) – Mission Foundation today announced that the biennial Faces of Hope charity gala raised more than $575,000 for Mission Children’s Hospital.


It’s World Breastfeeding Week. This year’s theme is “Breastfeeding: A Winning Goal – for Life!” So what does that really mean? All of us, especially mothers, have busy lives. Each day flies by so quickly, there’s barely time to worry about your own health, let alone the well-being of a small, virtually helpless being.  Read the full story at The Biltmore Beacon.    

With a little creativity and planning, healthy snacks that are easy to prep, pack and eat can give kids the energy and nutrients they need to get through the school day and beyond.  Read the full story at WNC Parent.



Studies show kids suffer the most serious bicycle injuries between now and Labor Day compared to any other time of the year.  View the health alert here.

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission estimates there are more than 7,300 backpack-related injuries annually treated by hospitals and doctors. Injuries include bruises, sprains and strains to the back and shoulder, and fractures. Read the full story at The Biltmore Beacon.