Celebrate cutting-edge cardiovascular research and lifesaving innovations at the 2019 Heartbeat Gala.

Join gala co-chairs, Dr. Elizabeth Grey and Dr. Retu Saxena as we lift up the impact research has on the lives of patients and their families during an evening of generosity, inspirational storytelling, and captivating guest speakers.

With 600+ guests including Minneapolis Heart Institute® physicians, patients and families, thought influencers, and community leaders, this evening brings our mission to life.

The 2019 Heartbeat Gala will support the new MHIF Women’s Cardiovascular Science Center.

  • More women die of heart disease than all forms of cancer, Alzheimer’s, and respiratory diseases combined
  • Women represent more than half of all cardiovascular related deaths, regardless of race and ethnicity
  • Increasing the representation of women in clinical research trials will help improve care for all women

As a guest, you join our commitment to advance research to improve the understanding of heart and vascular disease in women, shaping the future of how we care for all women.



5:30 p.m. Cocktail reception, interactive exhibits, silent auction, wine toss & mystery boxes

7:00 p.m. Dinner and program featuring inspiring patient stories in live interviews with emcee, Cathy Wurzer of MPR and music by Davina and the Vagabonds.

9:30 p.m. After Party

Dress Code

Black tie admired, but not required

Saturday, November 23 | Hilton Minneapolis

1001 Marquette Avenue, Minneapolis MN


Opportunities for sponsor recognition at various levels. Download this sponsorship packet or email Shannon Vanderheyden, Events Manager, for more details.


*Per IRS policy, tax rules do not allow a donor to use securities, donor-advised funds or qualified charitable distributsion from an IRA to make a gift for which a charity provides any goods or services or other private benefits. Therefore, we are unable to accept gifts of securities, gifts from an IRA or donor-advised fund as payment for HeartBeat Gala sponsorships. A receipt with tax-deductible information will only be prepared and sent to the paying registrant.

Check back soon for more event details!


Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous support of the 2019 Heartbeat Gala.