Ride for Breakthroughs for Little Hearts!

We are raising money to support innovative cardiac research for kids at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). With your help, we can better understand the causes of pediatric heart disease, develop new treatments, improve long-term outcomes and offer new hope to families who need it most.

We have been participating in this ride for 3 years now.  Our daughter Samantha was born with a heart defect and was taken to CHOP within hours of birth.  Through the age of 19 - CHOP was our primary support for medical needs until she became and adult and we transitioned to University of Penn.  

Without all the technical and specific moments throughout Sami's like, on December 15, 2020 - Samantha received a new heart.  Life was fragile for the 300+ days she spent in the hospital and rehab.  She still has some battles to overcome, but our girl is the pillar of strength and does NOTHING but always support and fight for the cause of CHOP.  WE RIDE FOR SAMI.  Our gym has supported us tremendously in the past so our team name became Samantha's Spinner because we not only ride for her, but our gym family does as well.

This ride is an amazing event that we ALWAYS support, promote, ride ourselves and have had the pleasure of speaking at.  We are hoping this year Samantha will attend herself and be able to share a bit of her story.  If you want to ride - JOIN IN - Samantha's Spinners are believers and supporters of little hearts since they cared for our entire "heart" since birth!


Team Samantha’s Spinners is currently at $9400!!!!!!! With that said - I will be greedy and ask to make the goal $10000.  We have 52 riders signed up - riders need to continue to work on donations (we have to remember the goal is fundraising for all these little hearts that need our help).  

TShirt Orders (this is personal t-shirt for Team Samantha’s Spinners) are due BY MARCH 31st.  Cost is $10 per shirt and portion of these sales are going towards our team donation as well.  Venmo me @TracyLynn-Martin with shirt size and payment.  Please do not click ‘business’ when paying - click ‘friend’ or we lose some money for your shirt (s). 

Again, we cannot put into words the amount of appreciation we have for the size of the team this year and the incredible support- it means so much to us and so does CHOP Philly Spin-In - let’s get to $10000!!!!!!!

Why We Ride:

  • Little hearts need us:  The world slowed down, but parents are still hearing the words “your child has congenital heart disease.” Yet 1 in every 120 babies born in the United States are diagnosed with congenital heart disease.
  • Together, we’ll create a breakthrough for every child: "The Philly-Spin-In not only inspires the Cardiac Center team to continue our pursuit of clinical excellence, but the funding the event generates also allows us to push new boundaries of research and patient care initiatives that help define the future of pediatric heart care.” – Dr. Jonathan Chen

How Can You Help:

By donating and helping us support little hearts through groundbreaking and innovative research and care here at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

“From the bottom of all the hearts we touch, from the bottom of all the hearts we work on, from the bottom of our hearts. Thank you.”
 — Stephanie Fuller, MD, Cardiothoracic Surgeon


Team Members