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Cone Health Employees Pay It Forward


Rolling Ridge Pay It Forward

Cicely Alston gave to the Rolling
Ridge therapeutic horseback riding
program in Rockingham County.

With $1,000 and a vision, a dozen Cone Health employees are making their mark on our community.  

In the spirit of “Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory,” 12 golden tickets were placed in goodie bags at a recent all-employee event. The ticket winners received $1,000 with one condition - they had to pay it forward.

The participants have chosen projects that are based on the Cone Health Values of Caring for Our Patients, Caring for Each Other and Caring for Our Communities.

Some of the recipients are seeking to grow their $1,000 to have an even greater impact by asking employees, friends and others to make gifts to their projects. The links below take you to a secure site where you can use your credit card to make a gift.

Pauline Dancy, nurse tech at Wesley Long Hospital, is funding holiday dinners for needy patients at the Cone Health Cancer Center.


Lolita Henley, clinical documentation specialist at Wesley Long Hospital, put her money to use helping to upgrade the security system at Clara House, a Greensboro domestic violence shelter. She is also helping to get cell phones into the hands of domestic violence victims.


Roy Lynch, an environmental service tech at The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital, is creating an emergency fund to support needy patients at the Cone Health Sickle Cell Center.


Donna Overbey, a secretary at the Behavioral Health Center of Greensboro, is helping to fund research on the impact of using karaoke music with patients at Behavioral Health Hospital.


Bev Paddock, diabetes educator at the Nutrition and Diabetes Management Center, is establishing a program to provide diabetes educations and counseling to individuals who cannot afford co-pays or don’t have health insurance. Her money is also being used to support scholarships for those attending Diabetes Camp at Camp Carolina Trails in King, North Carolina.


If you want to make a gift to be evenly split between each of these five projects, click here and then select Make a Donation.

If you prefer, you can make your gift by check. Make it payable to Pay It Forward and send it to:

Office of Institutional Advancement -Pay It Forward
1200 N. Elm Street
Greensboro, NC 27401-1020

Employees can send via courier to ASB, Suite 401


The remaining seven Golden Ticket recipients are using their $1,000 to support the following projects.

Cicely Alston, RN Care Coordinator at Annie Penn Hospital, donated her money to the Rolling Ridge therapeutic horseback riding program in Rockingham County.   (View story on WFMY NEWS 2)

Donna Beck, a patient accounting representative, used her money to fund a food backpack program for three children and books for the media center at Liberty Drive Elementary School in Thomasville.

Meg Clark, an equipment technician at Wesley Long Hospital, donated her money to provide instructional materials for students at Bethany Elementary School.

Beth Creamer, blood bank medical technologist at Wesley Long Hospital, helped fund scholarships for at-risk girls in Guilford County to attend a Girl Scout summer camp.

John Hansen, a trainer with Management Systems, put the money toward improvements at the Boys and Girls Club in High Point. He also purchased supplies, including coats and books, for students at Oak Ridge Elementary School(View story on the High Point Enterprise)

Teresa Stanton, a registered nurse with the IV team at Moses Cone Hospital, used her money to fund Thanksgiving dinners for families in need.

Barbara Smith, labor and delivery nurse at Women’s Hospital, is still in the process of finalizing her project.