Restoring Hope to Blood Cancer Patients and Their Families

Every three minutes, someone is diagnosed with blood cancer. Every ten minutes, blood cancer takes a life. You can help us make a difference.

By the Numbers

13,144 donors registered

182 matches found

22 life-saving transplants

105,573 meals to patients in need

The Atlanta Offices of CoStar Group Partner with There Goes My Hero

By Rasha Travis | Jan 19, 2017

The Atlanta offices of #1 commercial real estate data and analytics firm, CoStar Group (NASDAQ: CSGP), are partnering with the There Goes My Hero Foundation (TGMH)  in an effort to increase the amount of people registered to potentially become life saving bone marrow donors. In the U.S., every three minutes a person is diagnosed with blood…

There Goes My Hero Announces 6th Annual Taste for Life

By Rasha Travis | Jan 13, 2017

There Goes My Hero will be hosting the 6th Annual Taste for Life event on February 9, 2017 from 6:00p.m. to 9:00p.m. at the Pier 5 Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. Taste for Life offers guest the opportunity to network with the Baltimore business and philanthropic community, while enjoying single-barrel bourbon, craft beers, fine wine, and hors…

A Message From Lori…

By Rasha Travis | Nov 2, 2016

For those of you that don’t know, Lori Nam is a part of the Hero family and creator of Swab and Save Someone (SASS), an amazing initiative in partnership with There Goes My Hero in search of compatible bone marrow donors for Lori and thousands of other patients awaiting transplants. In September of 2009, Lori…

Governor Larry Hogan Announces National Blood Cancer Awareness Month

By Rasha Travis | Sep 14, 2016

  The Office of Governor Larry Hogan has issued a press release that on September 1st, Governor Larry Hogan  issued a statewide proclamation announcing September as National Blood Cancer Awareness Month in Maryland. To raise awareness and support for all those affected by the various types of blood cancer, the governor will  host an American…

My Experience as a Bone Marrow Donor – Part 2

By Rasha Travis | May 6, 2016

     My sister had been fighting leukemia for five years, and the time had finally come for me to attempt to help cure her cancer. The night before and morning of the transplant I had to fast; I think my last meal was orange chicken and chow mein from Panda Express. My mother brought…

Join for Joe at Independent Schools in Maryland

By Kristina Gaddy | May 5, 2016

There Goes My Hero is the proud sponsor of Join for Joe and is thrilled to be working with high school students to save lives. Students across Maryland participated in Senior Swab Days to honor Joe Gorman, a Loyola Blakefield student who valiantly battled leukemia before passing on March 9, 2011.   Join for Joe began as…

My Experience as a Bone Marrow Donor – Part 1

By Rasha Travis | Apr 21, 2016

    In 2007 my older sister Jonell was diagnosed with Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia during her senior year of college. CML is a type of blood cancer that can settle in other parts of the body including the spleen. It’s a slow growing cancer that can mutate into a fast growing acute leukemia that can…

The Bone Marrow Registry and Why Diversity Matters

By Rasha Travis | Feb 25, 2016

With every passing 120 seconds a person in the U.S. is diagnosed with a blood cancer. Many people look to the National Bone Marrow Registry when in need of a transplant, but many people are looking at this list and seeing a huge problem.   Minorities are greatly underrepresented on the bone marrow registry. 67%…

Letter from the Chairman, Winter 2016

By Kristina Gaddy | Feb 4, 2016

Letter from the Founder and Chairman of the Board, Erik Sauer Dear supporters, It’s been seven years since I started thinking about creating a foundation that would do for other leukemia patients what my family and friends did for me. A year after my transplant, I considered myself so lucky that saying “Thank you” seemed…

Art Valenzano Bone Marrow Donor Registry Drive

By Kristina Gaddy | Feb 4, 2016

Register as a bone marrow donor in memory of Monsignor Art Valenzano.  Sunday, March 13, 2016 1:00pm – 4:00pm Knights of Columbus Hall, 1338 Hull St. Baltimore, MD 21230      Monsignor Arthur F. Valenzano was the rector of Baltimore’s Basilica of the Assumption when he passed away from leukemia in September 2015. He had battled the disease since…

Our Programs

Bone Marrow Transplants

For many blood cancer patients, a bone marrow/ blood stem cell transplant is the best chance for survival. A transplant reboots a patient's system with healthy donor cells.

The Stats

While 30% of patients can find a matching donor in their families, 70%—approximately 14,000 each year—must rely on a benevolent stranger to step up and donate. But, only 5% of Americans are on the registry, and 6 out of 10 patients will not find a donor.

The Solution

Untitled drawingOur mission is to save lives by registering people in the bone marrow registry so they can donate their bone marrow and save a life. To date, Hero has swabbed over 9,000 potential life-savers. 

Meal Program

In 2011, There Goes My Hero, Moveable Feast, and the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins partnered on a pilot program to support leukemia patients and their families as they undergo the lengthy treatments with nourishing meals. Today, social workers in hospitals across Maryland identify patients and family members who are in need of support during their treatments, while Moveable Feast, through the financial support of There Goes My Hero, has provided nutritional services to those patients.

The Stats

Since our program began, we have served over 68,000 meals to patients and family members. Hero is only able to provide about 25% of the meals needed each month. 

The Solution

Feed a Hero Be a Hero Button (1)A donation of $35 can feed one patients with three meals a day for a week!  Give a little more and $140 can feed a patient for an entire month!


Cancer and it's treatment causes stress on the body, and the mind. People who are able to effectively manage stress have shown lower levels of depression, anxiety, and symptoms related to cancer and it's treatment. 

The Stats

Each year, more than 140,000 people are diagnosed with blood cancer, such as leukemia or lymphoma. Live-saving research is occuring at local hospitals, and patients have new and expanding opporunities for support systems like CancerLife net and patient navigators. 

The Solution

Make a Donation ButtonHelp us fund blood cancer research and patient support programs, including the Cancer LifeNet at the Upper Chesapeake Medical Center, to make sure no patient faces a diagnosis alone.  

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