Save lives. Provide hope. Help those impacted by blood cancer.

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

150,000 meals to patients in need

17,470 donors registered

236 matches found

26 life-saving transplants

What does it mean to be a match?

By Stephanie Cupp | December 7, 2018

For many patients with blood cancer, there is a cure: a bone marrow transplant. Just registering as a bone marrow donor means giving blood cancer patients hope for a second chance at life. In many cases, your bone marrow might be the only match to someone in need, which means your donation is a patient’s…

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5 Easy Ways to Support Hero this Holiday Season

By There Goes My Hero | November 16, 2018

With holiday season just around the corner, There Goes My Hero welcomes the beginning of holiday giving. During the holidays, we show our family and friends how much they mean to us. But what can we do for those in need? A year-end donation to There Goes My Hero is a great way to show…

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There Goes My Hero Featured in Greenspring Valley Neighbors

By There Goes My Hero | November 12, 2018

There Goes My Hero was featured in the September issue of Greenspring Valley Neighbors. The magazine highlights the families, nonprofits, and businesses around the Greenspring Valley area of southern Baltimore County. We were proud to share the story of how There Goes My Hero started, and how local businesses and schools in the area have…

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You helped us raise…

By There Goes My Hero | November 5, 2018

You helped us raise almost $30,000 for blood cancer patients and their families at OctoberTaste! This amount made the event our most successful Taste to date! If you couldn’t join us, you can still help us make this the most successful Taste event ever by donating to the event. The funds we raise will save…

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3 Places to Find Blood Cancer Support Groups in Baltimore

By Stephanie Cupp | October 31, 2018

Support groups are crucial for patients and families affected by blood cancer. Whether you are a patient, family member, friend, or caretaker, joining a support group can help during the difficult time that comes with a cancer diagnosis. Support groups present the opportunities for people in similar positions to come together, speak openly about concerns, build knowledge,…

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Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to Cancer Therapy

By Stephanie Cupp | October 8, 2018

James P. Allison of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their research in cancer immunotherapy. Immunotherapy uses the own body’s immune system to help fight cancer. Autologous stem cell transplants, where a patient’s own cells reboots the…

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Happy Hour for Hero!

By There Goes My Hero | September 13, 2018

Join us for happy hour at Mt. Vernon Marketplace! Thursday, September 27 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This Blood Cancer Awareness Month, join us for happy hour, where proceeds will benefit blood cancer patients and their families. Vendors at the Marketplace (including The Local Oyster, TAPS Fill Station, Pinch, Between Two Buns, Cultured, Edible…

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Announcing OctoberTaste!

By There Goes My Hero | September 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

There Goes My Hero is excited to announce a new event for this fall…. The business-casual evening will feature tastings from local food vendors and restaurants paired with select beers, wines, and bourbons. Enjoy a signature cocktail as you network on the main floor, or come upstairs to the VIP lounge, where we’ll be offering…

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5 Great Donor-Patient Meetings

By There Goes My Hero | August 13, 2018

This summer, our founder Erik Sauer was able to travel to Germany with his family to attend the wedding of Isabel, his bone marrow donor. This got us thinking about great donor-patient meetings we’ve read about over this summer, and the complete strangers who are willing to save the life of someone they’ve never met.…

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Hero is Looking for a Marketing and Events Intern

By Kristina Gaddy | August 9, 2018

About us: There Goes My Hero is a 501(c)-3 nonprofit with a mission to restore hope to blood cancer patients and their families by registering bone marrow donors, funding nutritious meals, and supporting blood cancer research. We are a small organization of dedicated professionals and volunteers that has a large impact on the blood cancer…

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Our Programs


6 out of 10 patients cannot find a matching donor.


Our mission is to save lives by adding potential donors to the bone marrow donor registry. For many blood cancer patients, a bone marrow or blood stem cell transplant is the best chance for survival. Each year, 14,000 patients rely on a benevolent stranger to step up and donate, but 6 out of 10 patients still cannot find a match on the registry.


There Goes My Hero has funded over 150,000 meals.


Through our partnership with Moveable Feast, There Goes My Hero is able to provide nourishment to blood cancer patients and their families in central Maryland. We are currently only able to provide about 25% of the meals needed each month. 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!


Every 3 minutes, someone is diagnosed with blood cancer.


Each year, more than 140,000 people are diagnosed with blood cancer, and patients who are able to effectively manage stress have shown lower levels of depression, anxiety, and symptoms related to cancer and it's treatment. Help 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.

We're always looking for volunteers to help with office work, bone marrow registry drives and swabbing events, and special events. Click below to learn more and sign up to receive our volunteer emails!

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