Why We Ride

Better treatments. Brand-new cures. Bold research.

The Philly Spin-In not only gives the Cardiac Center inspiration to continue our pursuit of clinical excellence, the funding it generates allows us through the Innovation Awards, to push new boundaries of research and patient care initiatives that help define the future.

— Dr. Chen

Exceptional Patient Care and Treatment

The Cardiac Center at CHOP is one of the world’s largest and most accomplished pediatric heart centers, offering care for children from around the globe with acquired and congenital heart conditions. We perform more than 75,000 diagnostic tests on patients each year – including nearly 900 cardiothoracic surgeries and more than 500 open-heart procedures – and have some of the best patient outcomes in the world.

Breakthrough Research

Researchers and clinicians at CHOP are working every day to improve the lifelong health and well-being of children with congenital heart disease. Our team is conducting research on the genetic roots of CDH, new methods of treating single ventricle defects, inventing new diagnostic tools and treatment options for patients with lymphatic flow disorders, and much more.

For All Kids

Philly Spin-In is a celebration of all of our heart warriors who have been cared for by our Cardiac Center team. We ride for each and every one of them. Our patient ambassadors represent the millions of children born each year with heart disease. As they share their stories, they help the world understand what congenital heart disease is and why it’s worth supporting institutions like Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Your Impact

We ride because we believe we can change and save the lives of children with pediatric heart disease. To make it happen, new treatments are urgently needed. Current projects funded by the Philly Spin-in aim to enhance training, efficiency and communication — all with the goal of continuing advancements in patient care.

Spin-In in Action

With one important cause and two ways to ride, there are infinite reasons to help little hearts! Patient speakers and CHOP doctors share their why in this video recap of last year’s event. Witness the energy of Philly Spin-In and watch as Philly’s top instructors lead the way to more breakthroughs for the Cardiac Center.

Our Partners

  • West Pharmaceuticals
  • Morgan Stanley
  • Cisco
  • Alpha & Omega Logistics Corporation
  • Prime IV
  • Live Casino
  • Midway
  • Stretch Zone
  • Emmanuel Insurance
  • Wawa
  • Hightop Development
  • City Fitness