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There Goes My Hero Foundation Announces Hero-Palooza

Baltimore, MD—August 13, 2012—The There Goes My Hero (www.theregoesmyhero.org) foundation has been peddling support to leukemia patients in need for the past 4 years. This year, the foundation is asking for help from others to literally “pedal” in support.

There Goes My Hero is hosting an officially sanctioned bicycle race and a 5K walk/run benefit fundraiser called “Hero-Palooza” on Saturday, September 22, 2012 at Oregon Ridge Park in Hunt Valley, Maryland. The main events are two bike tours, but there will also be a 5K Run/Walk and a host of festival style family events.

“Our entire organization is extremely excited about the turnout we are expecting for this event,” said There Goes My Hero founder Erik Sauer. “We are extremely fortunate to have so many committed sponsors and guests so that we are able to continue to extend our resources to those in need.”

Honorary Chairwomen and University of MD Women’s Basketball Team coach Brenda Frese will preside over the event. “We invite everyone to come to have fun and to register for the bone marrow registry.  It takes but two minutes of your life to have the opportunity to save someone else’s.  She concluded by saying: “Get Swabbed…It’s a Layup!”

Each mile ridden, ran, or walked can help raise money to help individuals and families fighting leukemia and other blood cancers. Cyclists will ride one of two courses. There is a basic 12.25 mile track as well as a 62.5 mile Metric Century course. Runners will participate in a 5K USATF sanctioned race on a USATF certified course. Walkers will participate in a non-timed family friendly 5K course.

There Goes My Hero will be providing participants with event tee shirts, rest stop refreshments, and a post race celebration crab feast style cookout at the Family Festival. Registration for the event starts at 7:15AM. The races begin at 8AM.

Current sponsors include Best Buy of Timonium, Kelley & Associates, Rosedale Minuteman Press, United Bank of Switzerland, Wells Fargo, The Pantry, UTZ, Stella Artois, Cameleon Designs, the North County News, Collectors Corner, Race Pace Bicycles, Entenmann’s, and more.

Discounted registration is now open.  Additional information about registration and event details can be found online at www.heropalooza.com.

About There Goes My Hero: There Goes My Hero Foundation is a Maryland-based 501-C3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to restore hope to Leukemia patients and their families by increasing bone marrow registrants, providing nutritious meals, and supporting blood cancer research. This year, every dollar donated is being matched by the Seraph Foundation. Find us on Twitter, Facebook or www.theregoesmyhero.org