UPCOMING EVENTS

10th Annual Polo Match & Family Outing

June 24th, 2018 @ The Maryland Polo Ground, Fallston, MD

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Join us for Sunday brunch on June 24th, 2018 while enjoying a live polo match, an open bar, a live band and children's entertainment. All proceeds benefit the There Goes My Hero foundation, whose mission it is to provide help, hope, and nourishment to leukemia patients and their families.

Tickets are $100 per person, $900 for a table of ten and children 14 and under are welcomed to come for free. This event is rain or shine. Country club casual attire is recommended, no jeans, please.

For tickets, sponsorship opportunities, and more information please email Ross Hyatt at ross.hyatt@theregoesmyhero.org or call (443)-632-7693.

UPCOMING SWABBING EVENTS

March 15th - Silver Spring Mining Company - Bel Air 5:00-8:00 PM

March 15th -Silver Spring Mining Company - Perry Hall 5:00-8:00 PM

March 24th - ACAC Swab Drive from 9:00-12:00 AM

Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Nominates There Goes My Hero as Non-Profit of the Year

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On January 18th, 2018, the MDHCC will host its 5th annual Business Excellence Awards Holiday Gala. There Goes My Hero board member, and President of the Maryland Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Jorge Castillo will be talking about Hero and the importance to getting minorities to sign up for the bone marrow registry.

PAST EVENTS

We would like to thank everyone for attending and supporting There Goes My Hero at Ruth's Chris Steak House's 20th Sizzling Celebrity Golf Classic! 

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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!

SWAB AND SAVE LORI

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.

Swab and Save Someone

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By Kristina Gaddy | Apr 4, 2018

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By Rasha Travis | Aug 13, 2017

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By Rasha Travis | Sep 14, 2016

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By Kristina Gaddy | May 5, 2016

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By Rasha Travis | Apr 21, 2016

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