Cardiovascular disease touches each of us.

As the number one killer in the United States across all gender, ages, and races, heart disease affects 1 out of every 3 people. However, in the fight against this disease we are faced with many challenges. Even though 2,400 Americans die of cardiovascular disease every day, funding for vital research and patient services is not keeping up with demand. Learn more

Cardiovascular Research at the University of Minnesota

The Cardiovascular Program at the University of Minnesota has a rich history of leadership and innovation that has significantly impacted the treatment of heart disease worldwide. Today, through discovery, innovation, education, and clinical applications, we are positioning ourselves to become one of the top cardiovascular care providers and research institutions in the nation. Learn more

Putting your financial support to work - right here, right now

Since our program is located right here in Minneapolis, your financial support will be focused directly towards costs associated with cardiovascular research and education at the University of Minnesota. Your contribution to the Lillehei Heart Institute is tax-deductible after subtracting the value of the evening’s entertainment ($100 per seat at the Soiree). The Minnesota Medical Foundation will mail you a confirmation of your contribution complete with tax information.

We look forward to seeing you at the Red Hot Soirée and for your support to assist us in curing heart disease.


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