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There Goes My Hero is proud to be a finalist in M&T Banks' "Understand What's Important Business Challenge" competition, where we are competing for a prize of $10,000 to go towards our mission. Help us better the lives of blood cancer patients by voting at the link below.



The Ruth's Chris Steak House Sizzling Celebrity Golf Classic, Baltimore's premiere golf event is right around the corner!

As we enter our 20th year of giving back, we are honored to continue our partnership with THERE GOES MY HERO, which continues to provide hope and nourishment to leukemia patients and their families.

New in 2017, we are excited to announce some additional new features, which you will find


the site. These include

  • Tournament Schedule
    • 9:30AM – 10:45AM - Bag Drop-Off, Registration &
      Continental Breakfast
    • 11:00AM – Shotgun Start, Shamble
  • Dinner & Live Auction at Woodholme Country Club
    • After golf, throw your clubs in the car, and walk right in and join us in the Woodholme Country Club ballroom for a sizzling dinner – provided by Ruth’s Chris Steak House. Along with an open bar, award presentation and LIVE & SILENT AUCTIONS!
  • Not A Golfer…Join Us For Dinner!
    • NEW for 2017! Join us after golf and be a champion in the fight against leukemia. Table sponsorships are available and include the cocktail reception, dinner provided by Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Open Bar and the Auction and Awards Ceremony.

We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, September 12th

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Sunday, October 29th, 2017
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Erickson Field
1000 Hilltop Circle, Catonsville, MD 21050

There Goes My Hero is proud to revive our 5k Run/Walk and Crab Feast Family Festival, Heropalooza!


Join us for a fun-filled day of Running, Walking, – and in true Baltimore fashion – CRABS!

You can choose from a USATF Certified and Sanctioned 5k Run, a 5k Walk, or simply join us for an awesome crab feast, all while supporting a great cause!

Live Music, Awesome SWAG, Amazing Food, Beer Garden, Hot Steamed Maryland Crabs, and a Really Cool Technical T-Shirt to all Event Participants that register before October 15th, 2017.

Want to join a team or create your own? Email ross.hyatt@theregoesmyhero.org to find out how you can help our cause!




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

What's Going On

Stay up to date with the latest Hero news.

There Goes My Hero Announces Heropalooza

By Rasha Travis | Aug 13, 2017

There Goes My Hero will be hosting the reviving the 5k Run/Walk and Family Crab Feast event, Heropalooza on October 29th, 2017 from 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. at UMBC on Erickson Field. Join hundreds of people in Catonsville, MD on Sunday, October 29th, 2017 at Heropalooza: A 5K run/walk & family crab feast. Registration for the…

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…

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…