Frontline Heroes Wellness Fund

Advance CVD Prevention Screening Program

Each year, more than 600,000 women and men lose their lives to heart disease.  Studies show that - through awareness, early detection and timely intervention - about half of those lives could have been saved.  Sadly, about 65% of women and 50% of men who die suddenly from heart disease did not report prior symptoms. Most of this silent killer's victims will not know they have the disease until it is too late.  Early detection saves lives and that is at the heart of our mission.

Thanks to the generosity of the Singhi Charitable Foundation, we can offer these life-saving screenings to our community heroes at no cost to the participant. While we have the funds to launch this program, corporate and individual contributions are still needed to grow and sustain this program for the communities we serve. Sponsor a hero

Program Synopsis

Our Advance CVD Prevention Screening Program will provide a comprehensive heart disease risk assessment with personalized lifestyle coaching at no charge for qualified participants who meet the following criteria:

  • Women and men, age 40 and older 

  • Asymptomatic

  • Have at least two risk factors for heart disease

  • No prior history of cardiac diagnosis or event (e.g., heart attack, stent, etc.)

  • Cannot be pregnant, or planning to become pregnant, during the program

  • Cannot be on insulin treatment for diabetes

  • Must live or serve in York, Chester or Lancaster Counties in South Carolina or Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

  • Areas of service: First Responder, Emergency Services Personnel, Educator/Faculty or Nurse

Application Process

The goal of this unique program is to help identify asymptomatic women and men who may be at higher risk but who have not been diagnosed with heart disease.

 

Selected participants in the program will receive:

  • Advance Labs which include: Advance Lipid Profile, Lipoprotein(a), High-sensitivity CRP and Fasting Glucose (fasting is required)

  • Blood Pressure and Weight Check

  • Sleep Apnea Assessment - a Home Sleep Study is optional but can be included based upon physician's recommendation

  • Coronary Artery Calcium Scan 

  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)

  • Heart Health Evaluation with a Board-Certified Cardiologist

  • Lifestyle Coaching Session and FHWF Workbook with resources

Based on the Heart Health Evaluation results, participants may also receive:

  • CIMT (Carotid Screening)

  • Treadmill Stress Test

  • PVD Screening: ABI & Doppler Vascular Study

Costs for the above are covered by the Frontline Heroes Wellness Fund for program participants. Based on the advance screening services received, the fair market value for each participant is between $500-$800 each. There is no charge for the Heart Health Evaluation as the cardiologists are donating their time to the FHWF program.

 

Ancillary diagnostic testing or follow-up with a physician is the responsibility of the program participant. Participants will receive copies of their screening results which may be provided to the primary care physician or cardiology group of his/her choice. The Heart2Heart Foundation does not endorse or recommend any specific group.

Information received regarding participants will not be shared with third parties, including health care providers or employers without the expressed, written consent of the program participant. For answers to your questions, schedule a discovery call!

NEW! OPTIONAL PROGRAM: Lifestyle MD 

We realize that many of our program participants may need extra

assistance to adopt healthier lifestyles including a commitment good

nutrition and fitness. Participants who complete the FHWF program

will be offered a complimentary consultation to learn how they can

manage and, in some cases, even reverse key risk factors through

good nutrition and fitness lifestyle choices. The consultation provided

will include applicable labs, EKG and personalized session. There is

no obligation to join the Lifestyle MD program or purchase any

products or services associated with it.  

NOTE: What is not covered in the FHWF program:

The FHWF does not cover office visits, follow-up appointments, any diagnostic test, treatment, equipment associated with treatments or interventions of any kind. Should the evaluating cardiologist recommend any tests, treatment or intervention, submission of insurance or payment is the sole responsibility of the participant.

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HELP US REACH OUR $28K MATCHING GRANT GOAL!

Each donation, up to $14,000 will be matched by SCF.

Funding for this program provided by

Singhi Charitable Foundation 

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FRONTLINE HEROES DEVELOPMENT TEAM:

Sheila Caldwell, The Heart2Heart Foundation

Deb King, RN, The Heart2Heart Foundation

Debbie Hayworth, The Heart2Heart Foundation

Dr. Sushil Singhi, Carolina Cardiology Associates

Nilu Singhi, Singhi Charitable Foundation

Dr. Namrata Singhi, Legacy Health & Wellness

Randy Feltner, Battalion Fire Chief, DC Area

Dr. Keith Wilks, Rock Hill School District 3

Serena Williams, Rock Hill School District 3

Sadie Kirell, RN, Rock Hill School District 3

Lindsay Machak, Rock Hill School District 3

Robert D. White, NAMI Piedmont Tri-County

April Maylor, RN, Begin with Wellness

Betsey O'Brien, NAMI Piedmont Tri-county

Sara Cain-da Costa, Synergy Yoga Wellness

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Eligible women and men from the following sectors serving York, Chester, Lancaster & Mecklenburg Counties may apply*:

  • School District Faculty & Staff

  • Nurses

  • First Responders

  • Emergency Services Personnel

Eligibility requirements include: 

  • Women and men, age 40+

  • Family history of early heart disease

  • High blood pressure

  • High cholesterol

  • Type 2 Diabetes or Pre-diabetes

  • Overweight or Obese

  • Smoker or former smoker

How are applicants chosen?

Each application is reviewed by a committee comprised of providers trained in cardiovascular care. Selection is not based on income or insurance status. The committee may extend exceptions to candidates based on their self-reported risk factors or deny a participant if that person has current symptoms.

*Scholarship funds for participants will be designated through donations received to support their primary service area. We keep it local!

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER

This program is intended for asymptomatic adults. If you are experiencing symptoms, please consult with your health care provider. 

Please call 9-1-1 or seek emergency medical assistance if you are experiencing symptoms including chest pain or pressure, shortness of breath or sudden dizziness.