National Heart Month

heart month 2018


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
  • 3-D printed heart model painting*
  • Yoga classes*
  • Heart healthy recipes

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

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Heart Month Calendar


Step Challenge

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!

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. The deadline for registration is Feb 1, 2018.
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.

Go Red Photo Booths

photo booth 1 Show off your red duds on social media with our photobooth! We'll provide the wacky gear, you bring yourself and your phone to tweet/insta/facebook pics in support of heart health.
#umnheartmonth #umnproud

Dates & Locations:
2/2 (National Wear Red Day): CCRB, 4th floor lunch room
2/14: VCRC, 1st floor lobby

Yoga Classes

Gentle Yoga with Adam C. Tills

Beginners welcome. 
Bring your own mat; a limited number of mats will be available for those who do not have one.
Cost is $5 per particpant and registrations is required. Limit 20 participants.

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Dates & Locations:
2/6 Rm. 1-125 CCRB, noon to 1pm
2/8 Rm. 114 Dwan, 11:30am to 12:30pm
2/20 Rm. 1-125 CCRB, noon to 1pm
2/22 Rm. 114 Dwan, 11:30am to 12:30pm

About the Instructor:
Adam C. Tills is the Studio Director at Heat Yoga and a coach at Orange Theory. He has also taught at LifeCore Yoga. Adam is a certified personal trainer with 3 years experience as a yoga instructor. 

3D-printed Heart Painting

3D printed heart model Create a unique keepsake while getting a cardiac anatomy lesson from the Visible Heart Lab. Paint a 3D-printed model of an actual human heart.

Registration required. Limit 20 participants.
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Dates and Locations:
2/13 4-154 CCRB, noon to 1:30pm (map & directions)
2/15 B172 Mayo, noon to 1:30pm (map & directions)


Heart Failure Awareness Booth

University of Minnesota Health Clinics and Surgery Center
909 Fulton St SE, Minneapolis (map)
First floor lobby

Tuesday, February 13, 2018
10:00am to 3:00pm

The CORE* team will be hosting a booth for Heart Failure Awareness week. The booth will feature low sodium recipes to hand out for patients, Heart Failure awareness flyers, a heart model to discuss types of heart failure with heart failure statistics, and heart-shaped candy to sweeten the deal!

*Cardiomyopathy, Optimization, Rehabilitation and Education (CORE) Learn more >

Bake Sale for the AHA

Featuring sweets for your sweetheart!
Sponsored by the U of M Cardiovascular Division
All proceeds benefit the American Heart Association

Wednesday, February 14, 2018
10:00am to 1:00pm
VCRC, First Floor Lobby (enter from E. River Parkway)