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

20,301 donors registered

291 matches found

31 life-saving transplants

Swabbing Surprise Featured on WBFF Fox45 News

By There Goes My Hero | March 13, 2019

Our board member George Hall is too familiar with blood cancer. His father passed away from leukemia before he could find a cure and his sister was recently told that she needed a bone marrow transplant to cure her blood cancer. To support George, his coworkers at LINQ Services decided to host a surprise bone…

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The Myths About Bone Marrow Donation

By Stephanie Cupp | March 6, 2019

  Over the years, lots of things have changed about bone marrow donation. Advancements in medicine and technology have made it easier than ever to save someone’s life. And for many blood cancer patients, a matching bone marrow donor is their only hope of a cure. Donation might be seem like a nerve-racking procedure, but…

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They call me a hero, but the truth is, how could I make any other decision?

By There Goes My Hero | February 25, 2019

In 2014, There Goes My Hero was asked to host a bone marrow registry drive at The Gathering food truck rally at McHenry Row in Baltimore. With a dozen volunteers, we were ready to talk to people about donation and get them swabbed. Burton Daniel was one of the 126 people who registered that night.…

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Bone Marrow Donor Found from Registry Event

By Kristina Gaddy | February 12, 2019

For Immediate Release February 11, 2019 Contact: Kristina Gaddy, Marketing Manager, kristina.gaddy@theregoesmyhero.org Bone Marrow Donor Found from Registry Event at The Gathering Food Truck Rally [Baltimore, MD]  February 11, 2019 – A Baltimore-area man recently became a bone marrow donor after registering at a There Goes My Hero event five years ago. In 2014, Burton…

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5 Places to Stay During Long-Term Treatment in Baltimore

By Stephanie Cupp | December 28, 2018

A home away from home always goes a long way. But finding accommodating housing during long-term blood cancer treatment in Baltimore is especially important. Cancer patients and their families deserve a stress-free temporary location where they can be together and have the resources they need. Baltimore aims to put families affected by blood cancer at…

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Make Your End-of-Year Gift Today!

By There Goes My Hero | December 14, 2018
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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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Our Programs

SWAB A HERO

6 out of 10 patients cannot find a matching donor.

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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.

FEED A HERO

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

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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!

HELP A HERO

Every 3 minutes, someone is diagnosed with blood cancer.

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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.

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