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Guilford County

Neighbors have each other’s backs, and we have yours. The Cone Health System grew out of our Guilford County communities, their families, and their needs. We know how to best serve you because we are one of you. We know and deeply value our neighbors, and have charged ourselves to tend to our collective health in transformative, out-of-the-box ways.

We’re getting out into our communities in transformative ways — and we need your help to move the needle.

As our donors and community partners can attest, the power of health care philanthropy is awe-inspiring. Knowing that your gift provides support to patients when they need it most is a tremendous source of gratification. So is joining together to pave the way for innovations that make Guilford County a health care leader. Through the Cone Health philanthropy division, we’re stewarding special projects that position our region for success and that reach our patients both inside and outside of our hospital and clinic walls — right where they live. The possibilities are real and exciting, but we need our fellow community members to make sure this work realizes its full potential.

When you give to Cone Health, you have a unique opportunity to support programs that matter most to you while being a part of a powerful shared vision: positioning Cone Health to redefine what health systems can and should do for their communities. As you consider the impact you want to make, take a look at just a few of our most critical and relied-upon funds. View a full list of Cone Health funds here — and if you are ready to make a gift now, visit our donate page.

Wright Patient Assistance Fund

To meet special needs of patients not covered by other philanthropy funds. (Giving Values: Prevention, Access, Outstanding Patient Outcomes, Support in Times of Challenge)

Healing Gardens Fund

To maintain the Healing Gardens and related landscaping at the Greensboro Cancer Center. (Giving Values: Outstanding Patient Outcomes, Support in Times of Challenge)

Rice Center for Child and Adolescent Health General Fund

Provides general support to meet unmet needs at the Center for Child and Adolescent Health. (Giving Values: Access, Outstanding Patient Outcomes, Support in Times of Challenge)

Women's & Children's Fund

Provides general support for patients in the Women's and Children's Center and related clinics. (Giving Values: Access, Outstanding Patient Outcomes, Support in Times of Challenge)

I’m in love with the gardens and with Wesley Long

When Richard Mansell moved to Greensboro to be closer to his son, one of the first things he did was start volunteering at the infusion center at Cone. A retired botany professor, it wasn’t long before he also became involved in the healing gardens. In addition to volunteering in the gardens, Richard has donated a bench. “I’m in love with the gardens, with Wesley Long, and the nurses I work with are absolutely the most wonderful people. We really see eye to eye, and I love helping them and working with them.” Richard Mansell

I knew I wanted to give back, having been given so much.

Porter Aichele received treatment for breast cancer at Cone, and says her experience was incredibly positive. Not only was her treatment superb, she says, but all the people she encountered at Cone were caring, giving, compassionate, and consummate professionals.

After her treatment, she became a volunteer with the Alight Program — the portion of the hospital dedicated to breast cancer care — and also helped to make the healing gardens a reality. She ultimately dedicated an area of the healing gardens in memory of her late husband, and enjoys watching patients and staff members use the gardens as a peaceful escape from the realities of the hospital.

“I grew up with the idea that people who can give back, should. There’s nothing inherently positive about breast cancer, but the treatment I received was. I knew I wanted to give back, having been given so much.” Porter Aichele

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