The 2016 Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® Heartbeat Gala will center on the themes of Innovation and Discovery, and will raise funds for a newly formed Valve Science Center. This inspiring evening will feature a keynote by NASA astronauts, the Kelly twins.
Saturday, October 1, 2016
Hyatt Regency Minneapolis
5:30 PM Gala | 9:00 PM After Party
The 2016 Heartbeat Gala will bring together more than 800 community and corporate supporters to celebrate the advances and pioneering research of the Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF), and raise critically-needed funds to continue the work in the coming years.
Innovation & Discovery
MHIF is a leader in understanding valve disease and identifying innovative treatment solutions. Having actively participated in all major clinical trials and with a proven record of success, MHIF actively shares its findings through peer-reviewed journals and at national scientific meetings. The valve team has authored hundreds of papers and presents frequently at conferences to translate research findings into practice around the world.
A Valve Science Center will be established with philanthropic gifts from individuals, industry partners and others. The Valve Science Center will:
U.S. Navy fighter and test pilots. NASA astronauts. American heroes.
Identical twin brothers, Captains Scott and Mark Kelly participated in NASA’s groundbreaking Twins Study. Captain Scott Kelly spent a year in space, while his identical twin brother, retired NASA astronaut Captain Mark Kelly (husband of former US Congresswoman, Gabrielle Giffords) served on the ground as a control model in an unprecedented experiment to understand how space affects the human body.
The Kelly brothers will candidly reflect on the experiences and lessons that shaped their views on teamwork and leadership, how they learned to face and overcome adversities, and their personal strategies for adapting to change. From NASA’s Twin Study and Scott’s Year in Space, to flying in combat and personal reflections on dealing with tragedy, to entertaining stories only a sibling could (or would) reveal, the Kelly brothers’ perspective and lessons will provide a rare insight into new frontiers of medical research.
To follow the Heartbeat Gala theme of innovation and discovery, local award-winning Chefs Jamie Malone and Erik Anderson have designed a menu that will highlight famous dishes from chefs whose innovations have changed the face of gastronomy. These chefs are and were innovators in the truest sense.
Two of the featured chefs – Heston and Ferran – are modern. Two – Esscoffier and Careme – are historical. From the modern chefs, we can experience molecular gastronomy and deconstructivism, themes that easily fit into the current mindset of innovation. The historical chefs bring to light culinary contributions that are easy to take for granted today. Putting ourselves in the context of the time period of these chefs, we can see their true innovation and can recognize how modern cooking is rooted in their discoveries.
Tables and Tickets
Gala table sponsorships, individual tickets, exhibit space, and after party tickets are available for this event.
Program print deadline for sponsor and exhibitor ads: September 1, 2016
If you do not submit your guest list at the time of purchasing your tickets, please submit it online here by September 1.
MHIF is committed to accommodating requests for special dietary or mobility needs. Please let us know of any special needs for your guests as soon as possible.
Tax deduction information
The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The tax-deductible portion of your purchase is limited to the amount in excess of the value of the goods or services provided to you. The estimated goods and services per gala ticket is valued at $120.00 (or $1,200.00 per table of ten).
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What is the dress code?
Black tie or cocktail attire.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
No, this is an all-ages event. Each attendee must be a registered guest. Valid ID will be required at all bars for the purchase of alcoholic beverages.
What are my parking options for the event?
Gala attendees: Self-parking in the attached Hyatt/Loring Ramp is included. Guests will be provided with a validation ticket at the registration table when they arrive. Please enter the ramp on Nicollet/14th Street, directly across from Ichiban Sushi. Valet parking is also available for an additional charge.
After party-only attendees: Self-parking is available in the attached Hyatt/Loring Ramp. Please enter the ramp on Nicollet/14th Street, directly across from Ichiban Sushi. Valet parking and local parking meters are also available.
Where can I contact the organizer with any questions?
Email email@example.com or call 612-863-5410.
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
No, your name will be at the registration desk when you arrive. If you are a table sponsor, please provide names for all guests to ensure they can be checked in easily. You may submit your guest list during registration, or submit it online by September 1 here.
What is the refund policy?
Refund requests will be honored up until September 1, 2016. Refunds will be subject to a $50 processing fee. Refund requests submitted after September 1 will not be considered.
The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) is working to improve the cardiovascular health of individuals and communities through innovative research and education. Founded in 1982, MHIF has become a national leader in the advancement of cardiovascular health. As the research and education arm of Minneapolis Heart Institute® at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, our groundbreaking clinical research, professional education and health behavior change programs are improving individuals’ quality of life and reducing the mortality rate associated with cardiovascular disease. Each year MHI and MHIF partner to sponsor and participate in regional, national and international conferences that cover the full spectrum of cardiac care including prevention, diagnosis and state-of-the-art treatment options. mplsheart.org
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