THE HEART2HEART FOUNDATION INC

Touching hearts. Saving lives.

aka The Heart2Heart Foundation   |   Rock Hill, SC   |  http://www.theheart2heartfoundation.org

Mission

The mission of The Heart2Heart Foundation is to inspire and enable women and their loved ones to take action that prevents heart attack, stroke and premature death.

Notes from the nonprofit

The Heart2Heart Foundation is a Community Partner with The Heart [email protected], Healthy Hearts Network, Survivors Have Heart and Irish Heart Disease Awareness. Membership affiliations include: Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP), TogetherSC, York County Interagency Coalition, Impact York County, #YorkCountyGives / #GivingTuesday and Eat Smart Move More York County.

Ruling year info

2013

President/Founder

Mrs. Sheila J Caldwell

Main address

PO Box 2991

Rock Hill, SC 29732 USA

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EIN

46-1239466

NTEE code info

Health Support Services (E60)

Heart and Circulatory System (G43)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Heart disease is the number one killer of Americans today yet most of us don't know we have it until we experience a cardiac event or, worse, our family learns of it upon our death. Most women and men who suffer a heart attack before the age of 65 don't survive the first one. Around 90% of American women already have at least one risk factor for heart disease. Since heart disease actually begins in chidhood, it is imperative that we increase awareness and educate families about prevention as the first step in the fight against this disease. While some risk factors cannot be changed, around 80% of them can be prevented or managed through good nutrition, exercise, maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking. Combining preventative education with basic and advance screenings, we can help people learn their risk for heart disease and how to win the fight against our #1 killer. A priority on heart health will lead to healthier communities.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

MISSION:RED

Heart health symposium for women which typically include free basic heart health screenings and educational sessions addressing the prevention of heart disease.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Our goal is to move women from a place of AWARENESS to ACTION to ADVOCACY! Our grassroots group is open to all women, ages 18+, and is free to join. Because most of our interaction is online, women from any community are welcome to take part through our Facebook group and receive our email newsletter. Throughout the year, we will host and participate in groups created for our #RedHeart Mamas. https://www.theheart2heartfoundation.org/redheartmamas

Population(s) Served
Women and girls
Adults

SC Governor Nikki Haley declared the third Thursday of Heart Month (February) to be Statewide Screening Day. We partner with health care providers from across the state to provide free basic heart health screenings to adults. Heart2Heart provides each participants with free heart health educational materials.

Population(s) Served
Adults

The Heart2Heart Foundation partnered with the Rock Hill School District and the Rock Hill Galleria to create an event that would provide an opportunity to share educational information and resources to help students and their families make healthy choices throughout the school year. The event is held the first Saturday of August.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Families

Our TestNotGuess program focuses on advance screenings that can detect heart disease at its earliest stages. This includes education and assisting with access to Coronary Artery Calcium Scans and advance labs. Scholarships are also available to at-risk women with financial disparities.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Our goal is simple and yet a very real challenge. We want to see fewer mothers, wives, daughters, sisters, friends and co-workers dying of a largely preventable disease. Somewhere in the US, a woman dies almost every minute of every day of heart disease yet most women still don't know THIS is her greatest health threat or how to recognize the signs. Our goal, simply put, is to SAVE LIVES!

Our strategies for reaching women with our message of prevention are unique. While we do utilize multi-media and social media campaigns to raise awareness about heart disease, much of our time is spent talking to women one-on-one. Whether we're distributing free heart health educational materials at a community event, talking with women at corporate health fairs, speaking for women's groups or meeting women at heart health screening events, our method is by extending the personal touch to reach women where they live and to listen to their concerns.

At present, we are a volunteer-led organization. We rely on our volunteers, community and healthcare partners to help us coordinate our awareness, educational and screening programs. We are also very adept at creating strategic partnerships with our events to help symbiotic organizations provide additional resources to the adults and children we serve in the community.

One of the most common questions we get about The Heart2Heart Foundation is how we are different from other organizations focused on heart disease. The answer is actually quite simple. Our primary focus is on early detection and we keep the funds we raise in the communities we serve.

​After realizing there was no organization dedicated to addressing heart disease prevention in her community, heart attack survivor Sheila Caldwell felt that her mission was to help more women and men learn their risk for the disease and how to win the fight against our #1 killer. Sheila along with a group of women including co-founder Deb King created the concept of what would become The Heart2Heart Foundation. With an extensive background with international, national and local nonprofits Sheila and her husband, Bill, made the decision to incorporate the organization with South Carolina in November of 2012.

​Our focus comes down to three basic elements:

​1) AWARENESS - With only about half of the women in the US aware that heart disease is our greatest health threat, the foundation of our work in the community is to educate adults and youth about the disease but - more importantly - how positive lifestyle changes can prevent it! When you consider that about 80% of the risk factors that lead to heart disease can be prevented or managed, we have HOPE! We have the power to change this!

​2) ACTION - It's astonishing to think that most of us find out that we have heart disease only after we have a heart or, worse, our family learns of it when we die. Studies have shown that through prevention, early detection and timely interventions, about half of the 600,000+ adults we lose each year to heart disease could have been saved. We want to move women and men from awareness to action by helping them learn their individual risk and the steps to take next to prevent heart attack, stroke, and premature death.

​3) ADVOCACY - Women are a powerful force for change and we want to harness that power to save lives. It begins with each of us: understanding our own risk, learning and adopting lifestyle choices to improve our heart health and then sharing that with our family, friends and community. Even today, women's heart health is still under-researched, under-diagnosed and under-treated. We need women who will lend their voices to sharing this message!

Since our launch in 2013, through the help of our incredible group of volunteers and program partners , we have shared our message of prevention and hope with more than 35,000 adults and youth. In addition almost 7,600 women and men have learned their personal risk for heart disease!

Financials

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Operations

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THE HEART2HEART FOUNDATION INC

Board of directors
as of 12/1/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Sheila Caldwell


Board co-chair

Bill Caldwell

Deb King

RN, retired

Bill Caldwell

Williams & Fudge, Inc

Jimmie Sherrill

RN

Katie Price

Winthrop University

Debbie Hayworth

RN, retired

Judy Whitehair

RN, retired

Trina Ricks

EZ Labs Drug Testing

April Maylor

Piedmont Medical Center

Julia Khaled

Khaled Law Firm

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
Multi-Racial/Multi-Ethnic (2+ races/ethnicities)
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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