Fox Valley Heart Fund
The Fox Valley Heart Fund (FVHF) was organized in 2004 with the mission of promoting cardiovascular health while reducing gender and economic disparity.
The Fund helps both men and women from every racial, ethnic and socio-economic background recognize their personal heart health risk and overcome the unique challenges and barriers they face to living healthier lives. Funded entirely by philanthropy, the Fund is directed by a steering committee of volunteers. Ongoing initiatives include a cardiovascular specialty clinic for poor and uninsured patients, a support group for female heart disease survivors, heart risk screenings and risk assessments, an AED Donation Program, nursing scholarships, and an Annual Women’s Heart Symposium.
Interventional cardiologist and FVHF founder, Santosh Gill, M.D. continues to be the driving force behind the mission and work of the Foundation. Her inspiring energy and tireless efforts have resulted in numerous ongoing collaborations throughout the community. In 2010, her dream of creating a clinic for the community's underserved was realized with the opening of the Aurora Community Heart Clinic.
Having started her cardiology practice in Aurora in 1986, Dr. Gill has been able to witness, first hand, the heart health needs and issues within the community. As she states, "it can start with one, but it takes all our energy" to really impact the well being of our colleagues, neighbors, friends and family members.
To that end, the FVHF goes forward as a catalyst for collaboration to aid in heart disease education, risk management and overall care. We appreciate your support and look forward to working with you to make a difference in the heart health of our community.