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Maria Noakes Celebration of Life

January 25, 2019
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Live Like Maria

Memorial Program

The LIVE LIKE MARIA MEMORIAL FUND has been established at the Community Foundation of Western North Carolina. Donations into the fund will be directed into causes that were close to Maria’s heart, including paddling instruction and outdoor experiences for youth, river conservation and access, and empowering women in outdoor adventure pursuits. Contributions of any amount may be made by check and should be sent to “CFWNC” with “Live Like Maria” in the memo line and mailed to The Community Foundation of Western North Carolina; 4 Vanderbilt Park Drive, Ste. 300; Asheville, NC 28803. Gifts may also be made online at www.cfwnc.org; click “GIVE NOW” in the upper right corner of the home page, then choose the “Live Like Maria Memorial Fund “ from the drop-down menu.

Maria’s Song

“Maria’s Song” Written by Mac Brown and performed by Mac, Michael Lille, and Tom Kimmel at the Memorial Service for Maria Noakes, March 10, 2018, at Nantahala Outdoor Center.

Memorial Service

Video of the full-length Maria Noakes Celebration of Life & Memorial Service last week. Big thanks to Asheville Channel for the shoot and Amongst It and John Grace for production.

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