National Heart Month 2019

heart month 2019


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*
  • Photobooths to share wacky photos with your friends in support of heart health
  • Yoga classes*
  • Heart healthy recipes

Event details are available below.
*Requires registration, see tabs below.

Questions? Email us at

Heart Month Calendar


Step Challenge

trophyGet 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!

Keep track of your standing by joining our InKin app group (dowload the app at, or just check in each week with your total so far.

To qualify for the competition, registration is required. Registration opens January 11; the deadline for registration is Feb 1, 2019.
Register Now

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.

Heart Fairs

Dates & Locations:

Feb. 1 (National Wear Red Day)CCRB, Room 1-125
Feb. 14 (Valentine's Day): VCRC, 1st floor lobby



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.

bake saleBake Sale

Browse an array of delicious treats for your sweetheart (or yourself!). All proceeds go to AHA Heart Walk team Hearts & Soles.

C.P.R.CPR/AED Training

Learn for the first time or refresh your skills!

pressure checkBlood Pressure Check (Feb. 14 only)

Get a professional blood pressure check, including info about the indications of your reading.


Yoga Classes

chair yogaChair Yoga with Rosie Robinson

Beginners welcome!
Registrations is requested. Limit 20 participants.
Free event - although a donation to the American Heart Association is encouraged.

Register Now

Dates & Locations:
2/5 Rm. 1-125 CCRB, noon to 1pm
2/7 Rm. 114 Dwan, 11:30am to 12:30pm
2/19 Rm. 1-125 CCRB, noon to 1pm
2/21 Rm. 114 Dwan, 11:30am to 12:30pm


(He)Art Therapy

at Board & Brush Creative Studio

art projectsDate & Location:
Friday, February 22, 2019 - 6:00pm to 9:00pm
Board & Brush Creative Studio: 5810 W 36th Street, St. Louis Park, MN

Lower your blood pressure with a relaxing evening of arts & crafts fun! Choose from a list of projects to create a lovely art piece for your home.

Register Now (required) - Registration closes at noon Feb. 15, 2019.

Discounted $33 fee covers all materials and snacks.
(Normal price is $65 - our participants receive just under 50% off!)