National Heart Month
The Cardiovascular Division and Lillehei Heart Institute will be hosting National Heart Month events throughout February, including:
- A month-long step challenge with prizes for participants who log the most steps*
- Photo Contest on Twitter in support of heart health
- Yoga classes*
- HeArt Therapy Event*
Event details are available below.
*Requires registration, see tabs below.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heart Month Calendar
Go Red for Women is the American Heart Association's national movement to end heart disease and stroke in women. Join us in supporting this movement by wearing red on Friday, Feb 7, 2020.
Participate in our photo contest to win prizes!
How to play:
- Wear red!
- Upload your photos to Twitter with hastags #GoRedforWomen and #UMNHeartMonth
- The 3 participants with the most likes on Twitter win a UMN can cooler!
- Participants in the Biodiscovery District will also receive fun door prizes!
Get Moving! Join us for a step challenge and track your steps during February, a.k.a. National Heart Month. The participant with the most steps wins a fab trophy!
Check in each week with your total so far and get a weekly update on the competition.
To qualify for the competition, registration is required.
Register now! Deadline for registration is Feb 1, 2019.
The Challenge applies to all steps taken during the month of February. Unles you're using the InKin app, you will get an email at the end of the month asking for your steps total.
When: Feb. 14 (Valentine's Day), 11:00am to 1:00pm
Where: Room 114, Dwan Variety Club Cardiovascular Research Center
Browse an array of delicious treats for your sweetheart (or yourself!). All proceeds go to AHA Heart Walk team Hearts & Soles.
Photobooth! Wear red to show your support for Women's heart health and show off at the photobooth! There will be props for silly selfies to post with hashtags #umnheartmonth, #UMNproud, & #GoRedMN.
with Mosaic "on a Stick"
Lower your blood pressure with a relaxing evening of arts & crafts fun! Create a stunning mosaic glass mandala suncatcher for your home.
Tuesday, February 18, 2019 - 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Room 114, Dwan Variety Club Cardiovascular Research Center
425 East River Parkway, Minneapolis
Register Now! Registration closes at noon Feb. 15, 2020.
Discounted $15 fee covers all materials and snacks.
(Normal price is $30 - our participants receive 50% off!)
Lunch & Learn:
Cardiovascular Benefits of Mindfulness-Based Stress Relief
Recently published research conducted by Assistant Professor of medicine Pabhjot Nijjar, MD, et al, concluded that mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) is a "safe and well received secondary prevention strategy for cardiac patients." Dr. Nijjar will present his research and its broader implications for cardiovascular health in this seminar for a lay audience.
Room 3-125 Mayo Building & Additions
420 Delaware St SE, Minneapolis (map)
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Noon to 12:30pm
Help raise money to support team Hearts&Soles at the AHA National Heart Walk May 16, 2020.
$1 buys you a single raffle entry for a U of M stadium blanket ($50 value) and a 1lb chocolate heart.
Each ticket also comes with a Dove chocolate heart.
Tickets on sale February 1st through the 27th at most Heart Month events, at the CV Division front desk, and in the LHI administrative offices.