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Fox Valley Heart Fund

The Fox Valley Heart Fund was organized in 2004 to help men and women from every racial and socio-economic background in the Fox Valley area overcome the unique challenges and barriers they face to living healthier lives.

One of the programs it supports, Step by Step to Wellness, is co-managed by Rush Copley and VNA Health Care. Patients participate in an evidence-based group education program that supports healthy diet and exercise.

The Fox Valley Heart Fund also supports Rush Copley’s Outpatient Diabetes Education Program. This program equips 140 uninsured and underinsured patients each year to successfully manage their diabetes through one-on-one counseling and education.

In addition, the Fund donates four AEDs annually to local churches and nonprofits that could not otherwise afford one, and provides printing and other support to the efforts of the local Heart Sisters Support Group for women suffering from heart disease.

None of these programs would be possible without the enthusiastic support of hundreds of supporters joining together to make a difference in the heart health of our community.

Fox Valley Heart Fund Sponsors

Thank you to our sponsors for their support of Fox Valley Heart Fund's initiatives.

  • Dunham Fund
  • Fox Valley Cardiovascular Consultants
  • Dr. Santosh Gill
  • Reuland Catering
  • Rush Copley Mission & Vision Fund
  • Sponsors of Rock the Heart

Supporting the Fox Valley Heart Fund is easy and secure through our online donation process.  Choose a one time or recurring donation.

Make a donation online

You CAN make a difference. Get involved. Help fight this deadly disease through your generous donations. We can improve the health of the Fox Valley community through our prevention and early intervention programs.

Working Together, One Community, All Heart.

AED Donation Request

The Fox Valley Heart Fund at Rush Copley is pleased to offer AEDs to non-profit organizations in the communities that we serve. The program is entirely funded by contributions received from Rush Copley employees, patient and community members.

If your non-profit organization is interested in receiving an AED please complete the application below.  Requests typically exceed the number of units available and approval is based on needs and funds. One AED will be awarded per quarter.  Recipient organizations are required to schedule a hands-on demonstration and presentation with Rush Copley Medical Center within three months of receiving the AED to become familiar with the life-saving medical equipment.

AED Donation Request Application 

If your organization already has an AED but would like more information on the importance of AEDs and proper use through a hands-on demonstration, please call 630-898-5982.