Upcoming Events

$100 per Adult – Children 12 and under Free. Join us for Sunday brunch while enjoying a live polo match, an open bar, a live band and children's entertainment. All proceeds provide help, hope and nourishment to blood cancer patients and their families.

  For tickets visit our website at http://theregoesmyhero.org/events/polo/. For sponsorship opportunities, and more information please email Ross Hyatt at ross.hyatt@theregoesmyhero.org or call 443-632-7693.


Lori Nam was diagnosed with stage 4 non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma in 2009. She is currently battling cancer for the 4th time and in search for a donor match for a second bone marrow transplant in hopes to cure her cancer; just like thousands of other patients currently waiting for a life-saver.

Upon Lori's first diagnosis, she created a campaign called Swab and Save Someone with a mission to find more Heroes, by increasing potential donors in the national bone marrow registry so that every blood cancer patient searching for a match will find one and receive a second chance at life.  SASS believes in educating the public about marrow donation, especially in the Asian, African American, Hispanic, mixed heritage, and other ethnic groups in order to close the gap on minority underrepresentation in the registry.

SASS, in partnership with There Goes My Hero and DKMS, have begun their fight to finding Lori’s match through a series of bone marrow drives across the U.S. Help us spread the word of the need for more minority donors and help find Lori’s match. We encourage the public to join the registry, volunteer, and find out more about hosting a bone marrow registration drive in your community! With your help, we can continue providing hope to blood cancer patients and their families.

Please see the below list of upcoming Swab and Save Someone bone marrow registration drives where you can get swabbed to possibly become a life saving donor or volunteer! 

Swab and Save Someone

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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…