MI-AORTA Program hosting events for patients, families, community

April 19, 2023  //  FOUND IN: Updates & Resources

On Saturday, May 6, the Frankel Cardiovascular Center’s MI-AORTA Program will be hosting the Michigan Regional Symposium for individuals affected by Marfan, Loeys-Dietz and VEDS, and their families. Presentations will focus on both adults and children, and there will be plenty of time for patients to ask questions. 

In addition, there will be a Creating Connections luncheon so that attendees can network with others with the same condition from the surrounding areas. There will also be a fun, age-appropriate program for children ages 5-12 that will include arts and crafts, games, movies, and a chance to make new friends.

On Saturday, June 3, the MI-AORTA Program will host the Walk for Victory.  

Walk for Victory is an event that brings the community together to make a difference for family members and friends affected by genetic aortic and vascular conditions, including Marfan, Loeys-Dietz and Vascular Ehlers-Danlos syndromes. 

Patients participating in the walk will have the opportunity to walk alongside some of their providers, connecting in a community atmosphere, rather than a hospital-based setting. The event will also raise awareness of the comprehensive range of aortic services offered by MI-AORTA for participants who are not current patients.


MI-AORTA is a donor-funded initiative that supports the enhanced growth of Michigan Medicine’s current aortic disease clinical practice, training and research with the goal of transforming the highly-regarded aortic program into a world-renowned entity.

This initiative facilitates collaboration within current systems, creates value for patients, families and communities and allows the organization to continue to pioneer advanced therapies for aortic disease.