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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.

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.