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Every three minutes, someone is diagnosed with blood cancer. Every ten minutes, blood cancer takes a life. You can help us make a difference.

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bone marrow donors registered
matches found
life-saving transplants

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6 out of 10 patients cannot find a matching donor.


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. Hero saves lives by adding potential donors to the bone marrow registry. Host a drive or get swabbed today.


Each year, 170,000 people will receive a blood cancer diagnosis in the U.S.



Our patient services program aims to provide a support system to Baltimore area blood cancer patients and their families.

We have partnered with local providers to provide meals, transportation, and other resources to blood cancer patients as they undergo treatments.


Age Restrictions on The Bone Marrow Registry

By Stephanie Cupp | November 5, 2019

Finding out you are ineligible to register as a bone marrow donor can prompt feelings of sadness and frustration from many willing candidates. It is important to remember that these age restrictions and eligibility requirements are put in place to provide the most viable options to blood cancer patients in need of transplants. The age…

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Finding Hero

By Thad Cwiklinski | October 3, 2019

Salutations!  In late July or early August, deep in the recesses of a job search database, I noticed an application for an organization called There Goes My Hero. I had a hunch that a Volunteer Coordinator must do something along the lines of coordinating volunteers, but my knowledge of the position ended there. The mysterious…

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Bob Bell Automotive Raise Over $60K for Children and Adults with Blood Cancer

By Stephanie Cupp | September 18, 2019

Bob Bell Automotive, one of the most well-known, family-owned and operated automobile stores in the greater Baltimore metro area, in partnership with There Goes My Hero, the organization dedicated to saving lives, providing hope and helping those impacted by blood cancer, yesterday hosted more than a hundred people at the 2nd Annual Bob Bell Automotive Charity Golf Tournament.…

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Lord Baltimore Hotel Offers Housing to Johns Hopkins Patients

By Stephanie Cupp | September 16, 2019

  There Goes My Hero is thrilled to host our signature OctoberTaste event at the Lord Baltimore Hotel. The event will take place in the beautiful Versailles room, and guests will be able to enjoy food samplings from LB Tavern’s new menu among other food and drink pairings from local restaurants. Not only are we…

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The Relationship Between Nutrition and Blood Cancer Treatment

By Stephanie Cupp | August 21, 2019

In the discussion of blood cancer, nutrition is a common topic that comes into play. Not surprisingly, nutrition plays a pivotal role during both periods of blood cancer treatment and survivorship. Healthy nutrition is key to maintaining a strong and healthy body, which aids recovery time and nixes treatment delays.  Eat real food.  When it…

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There Goes My Hero Featured In The Towson Times

By Stephanie Cupp | August 1, 2019

Once again I love hearing (and sharing) stories about good people doing great things in our community. Last summer, I learned that the Wiltondale Warriors swim team has made a rule of coordinating at least one team-wide “giving back” activity each season, such as challenging competing swim teams to see who can bring in the…

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What Can I Do To Help A Blood Cancer Patient?

By Stephanie Cupp | July 19, 2019

Finding out someone you love has been diagnosed with blood cancer can be difficult. All people react differently to this tragic news, but almost all people respond with the same infamous question: “What can I do to help?” 

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Join for Joe’s Mission Is Paying It Forward

By There Goes My Hero | June 17, 2019

Bone marrow drives are all about paying it forward. People sign up to join a global registry that may lead them to become a “match,” and later a donor, for a leukemia patient. There are countless stories of individuals donating bone marrow to a stranger, saving their life, and becoming their hero in the process.…

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How often in life are you asked to save someone’s life?

By There Goes My Hero | May 10, 2019

On May 20, 2008, Erik Sauer, founder of There Goes My Hero, was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML). Following four months at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Erik received a life-saving bone marrow transplant from Isabel, an unrelated donor from Germany.

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There Goes My Hero on FOX45 Morning News

By Kristina Gaddy | April 15, 2019

In advance of last month’s Bmore Healthy Expo, Tom Rodgers and the FOX45 Morning News crew invited There Goes My Hero to talk about the need for bone marrow donors and the ease of donating. Watch as board member and transplant recipient Geneau Thames and bone marrow donor Burton Daniel share their stories.

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