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Rock from the Heart Symposium in Minneapolis, MN February 24th 2pm EST

We are excited and proud to participate in the Rock from the Heart Aortic Health Symposium.

Aortic Hope will have a table onsite and can't wait to meet survivors and caregivers. Carin Andersen will be speaking about Aortic Hope and Think Aorta.

Symposium ticket - FREE Dinner $35 survivors / $45 general Friday April 21, 2023

Schedule: 12:30 - 1:00 pm - Check-in 1:00- 6:00 pm - Presentations 6:00 - 6:45 pm - Cocktail Reception 6:45 - 8:30 pm - Recognition Dinner

Rock from the Heart’s mission is to support families from diagnosis to recovery by connecting them with resources and information that is often hard to find. Through concerts and education events. Rock from the Heart uses music to inspire and provide hope to people affected by aortic disease.

At Rock from the Heart, we realize that many families affected by aortic disease live on a fixed income. Your generous donations help keep the symposium FREE. Donations also allow us to keep the cost for dinner and the concert low, so that everyone has the opportuntiy to be part of the annual event.

After a diagnosis of aortic valve disease and an aortic aneurysm in 2015, Pete and Amy Johnson learned firsthand the lack of information available. There is a lot of misinformation and lack of resources about aortic conditions, and the Johnsons were frustrated and disheartened by how much conflicting advice they received from different doctors and online resources.

Living through the experience, they realized all the doom and gloom on the internet was not the true story for most patients with aortic disease. The Johnsons embarked on a journey to share the details of their experience— and the hope they eventually found-- so others faced with a similar diagnosis are not left searching for answers.

The Johnsons founded Rock from the Heart after Pete’s open-heart surgery in 2017, building on their mission to raise awareness and lessen fears about aortic conditions.

Rock from the Heart events help bring the condition into the forefront. We are committed to increasing public awareness and to improving the diagnosis and management of these life-threatening conditions.


COVID-19 related health protocols may be in effect at the time of performance. We reserve the right to make changes to health protocols according to updated public health guidance and applicable law. Future updates will be provided to ticket holders prior to the performance. Any ticket holder who does not comply with any COVID-19 related health protocol may be required to leave the theater, and his/her ticket will not be refunded.

Please note: This event is being planned at full capacity, subject to applicable law and governmental approval. By attending this event, you assume all risks arising from or relating in any way to COVID-19 or any other disease, illness, bacteria or virus and waive all claims and potential claims against Rock from the Heart, the venue, the event, and their respective owners, lessees, affiliates, subsidiaries, sponsors, successors and assigns

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