Disease doesn’t care about an individual’s faith or finances. It doesn’t care about family or friends. Disease pays no attention to mortgages or grocery bills, the size of a Wall Street portfolio or balance in a checking account, or whether the electricity is on or a porch light needs to be changed.
To date Shadows has provided assistance to over 100 families and individuals residing in Northern Arizona and our surrounding communities.
Even though you may feel that you are fighting alone in your search for these answers — all you have to do is hold your face to the sun and you will have your shadow to be with you. When there are dark days and your shadow remains hidden let the Shadows Foundation be your support and assurance. You are not alone.
Hearts Worth Saving
Hearts Worth Savings Program launched in 2012.
Research shows that working in fast-paced, high-stress and life threatening surroundings, like first responders, can place a strain on the heart and exacerbate underlying health conditions. In an effort to identify these underlying conditions the Hearts Worth Saving Program was created for Northern Arizona first responders. To date the Shadows Foundation has screened over 200 responders in Northern Arizona including Flagstaff, Sedona and Verde Valley areas.
This program is facilitated and ran by the Shadows Foundation through the partnership of The Heart and Vascular Center of Northern Arizona and Flagstaff Medical Center. Patrick Burns, a Summit Fire Fighter, is the inspiration for the Shadows Foundation Hearts Worth Saving Program and the reason it exists. To read more on Patrick Burns and his story, see the Hearts Worth Saving page.
“Most of us get so busy taking care of others we neglect to take care of ourselves. The Hearts Worth Saving program showed me I need to take better care of myself”
- Detention Officer Matt Figeroa, Coconino County Sheriff’s Office (Provided by FMC Foundation)