Stories from the Heart


Samantha Roskind, daughter of Babies Heart Fund Board Co-Chair Scott Roskind, introduced an adorable watch owl character named Chambers to the greater BHF community in the Summer of 2019. Through dedicated fundraising, Samantha was able to bring Chambers to “life” as a plush toy, designed to comfort Columbia’s Pediatric Cardiology patients in their time of need, give them a loving hug and bring a smile to our youngest patients. Chambers also exists on the page, in a book written and created by Samantha, called “The Life of Chambers.”

BHF Endurance Challenge

10 Marathons 10 Days. Babies Heart Fund. Columbia University Irving medical Center

On October 29, 2020, Babies Heart Fund board member Lorenzo Sargenti and BHF supporter Federico Guglielmone ran 10 marathons in 10 days to raise money and awareness for Columbia’s Department of Pediatric Cardiology.

The journey culmnated on November 7, 2020, with Lorenzo and Federico running a total of 262.18 miles, each completing a full marathon every other day while making their way from Montauk to the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital in upper Manhattan.


The 2019 Babies Heart Fund Gala


Baby Allen