Healthy Places NC Launch in Columbus County

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    Date(s) - October 30
    11:30 am - 1:30 pm

    Vineland Station

    For More Information:

    Jameson Roth, Account Coordinator
    McCabe Message Partners

    Nora Ferrell, Director of Communications
    Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust
    336-397-5515, cell: 336-705-3955





    Residents Are Invited to a Community Conversation in Columbus County


    What: The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust in Winston-Salem, North Carolina is excited to announce the launch of Healthy Places NC in Columbus, Bladen and Robeson counties. Healthy Places seeks to improve the health of 10 rural North Carolina counties, and is set to launch in the southeast region with a community conversation in Columbus County.


    Wednesday, October 30, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

    Vineland Station
    701 South Madison Street
    Whiteville, NC 28472

    Lunch will be served. There is no cost to attend.

    Who: This event will feature Dr. Laura Gerald, president of the Trust, as she introduces Healthy Places NC and the Trust’s approach to working with rural communities to improve health. Rural Forward North Carolina will facilitate the community conversation and the North Carolina Institute for Public Health will present on community health data.

    Why: Through Healthy Places NC, the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust is investing up to $100 million to improve the health of residents in the state’s rural communities. Since 2012, Healthy Places NC has targeted key health issues in seven counties and is excited to invite the Southeast region to participate in the ongoing work. Through Healthy Places NC, the Trust is committed to improving rural health and seeks to ensure that all sections of the community have an opportunity to thrive.


    About the Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust

    The Kate B. Reynolds Charitable Trust was established in 1947 and is now one of the largest private trusts in North Carolina. Our mission is to improve the health and quality of life of financially-disadvantaged residents in North Carolina. The Health Improvement in North Carolina program area supports community-wide health solutions across the state. The Local Impact in Forsyth County program area fosters equitable and sustainable solutions to improve the quality of life in Forsyth County. Wells Fargo Bank, N.A. serves as sole trustee.