The Council On Aging Of Buncombe County offers the opportunity to “go over the edge” to fundraisers

Logo courtesy of the Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Inc.
Logo courtesy of the Council on Aging of Buncombe County, Inc.

Press release from the Council on Aging of Buncombe County:

The Council on Aging of Buncombe County is getting ‘geared up’ for a unique, new, and exciting event coming to downtown Asheville on Saturday, September 23, the last day of the annual Active Aging Week.

Rappelling down 29 N. Market Street, a 100-foot (7 story) building to the cheers of friends and onlookers, ninety-two (92) individuals will be given the unique opportunity to go Over the Edge for the Council on Aging of Buncombe County. To secure a place in the rappel line, each participant must raise a minimum of $1,000. Participants create their own unique fundraising page, and then rally friends, family, and colleagues to “sponsor” their rappel. Costumes are encouraged and you are sure to see some local celebrities making their way down.

Over The Edge is the perfect opportunity to have fun – and the only event of its kind in WNC. Earn your bragging rights and maybe even face your fear of heights.

Facts on Seniors:

  • More than 8,000 seniors are assisted every year by The Council on Aging with Senior Dining & Wellness, home modifications, Call A Ride volunteer transportation, Homebound Food Deliveries, caregiver respite, and more.
  • Funding cuts mean the Council on Aging must raise at least $200,000 in the 2017-2018 program year to keep needed services in place.

Raising dollars through Over the Edge for the Council on Aging of Buncombe County benefits someone’s mom or dad, grandparents, or sisters and brothers. Don’t miss this exciting opportunity to support them to stay healthy and independent, and at home.

Aging IS Everyone’s Future!  Help make it secure, get on the rooftop and go Over the Edge for the Council on Aging of Buncombe County!

For more information on the event, visit or call Zoe Trout at 828-277-8288 or email Zoe at

About Able Allen
Able studied political science and history at Warren Wilson College. He enjoys travel, dance, games, theater, blacksmithing and the great outdoors. Follow me @AbleLAllen

Before you comment

The comments section is here to provide a platform for civil dialogue on the issues we face together as a local community. Xpress is committed to offering this platform for all voices, but when the tone of the discussion gets nasty or strays off topic, we believe many people choose not to participate. Xpress editors are determined to moderate comments to ensure a constructive interchange is maintained. All comments judged not to be in keeping with the spirit of civil discourse will be removed and repeat violators will be banned. See here for our terms of service. Thank you for being part of this effort to promote respectful discussion.

Leave a Reply

To leave a reply you may Login with your Mountain Xpress account, connect socially or enter your name and e-mail. Your e-mail address will not be published. All fields are required.