Restoring Hope to Blood Cancer Patients and Their Families
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
15,520 donors registered
218 matches found
22 life-saving transplants
It’s Nurse Appreciation Week! At There Goes My Hero, we know that nurses are a vital part of the team when you’re going through treatment for any type of cancer. Many of our board members and staff have personal experiences with cancer, so we asked them for stories about why nurses are so special. Here are…Read More
Part of There Goes My Hero’s mission is to provide nourishment to blood cancer patients and their families. During treatment, nutrition can play a vital part in staying strong and as healthy as possible during chemotherapy and radiation. Here are 4 foods (and drinks) that might help you deal with the side-effects of the the…Read More
Two years ago, one of Hero’s volunteers received a phone call that he was the match for a blood cancer patient who needed a stem cell transplant. Mike was the perfect match, and even though he knew almost nothing about the patient, he knew he wanted to save a life. In April 2016, Mike…Read More
Dear supporters, On May 20, 2008, I was diagnosed with acute leukemia. A week later, my son was born. This May, Joey is celebrating his 10th birthday, and I am celebrating ten years of surviving cancer. A year after my transplant, I planned the first Polo Match and Family Outing to say “Thank You” to…Read More
There Goes My Hero will be hosting the reviving the 5k Run/Walk and Family Crab Feast event, Heropalooza on October 29th, 2017 from 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. at UMBC on Erickson Field. Join hundreds of people in Catonsville, MD on Sunday, October 29th, 2017 at Heropalooza: A 5K run/walk & family crab feast. Registration for the…Read More
The Atlanta offices of #1 commercial real estate data and analytics firm, CoStar Group (NASDAQ: CSGP), are partnering with the There Goes My Hero Foundation (TGMH) in an effort to increase the amount of people registered to potentially become life saving bone marrow donors. In the U.S., every three minutes a person is diagnosed with blood…Read More
For those of you that don’t know, Lori Nam is a part of the Hero family and creator of Swab and Save Someone (SASS), an amazing initiative in partnership with There Goes My Hero in search of compatible bone marrow donors for Lori and thousands of other patients awaiting transplants. In September of 2009, Lori…Read More
The Office of Governor Larry Hogan has issued a press release that on September 1st, Governor Larry Hogan issued a statewide proclamation announcing September as National Blood Cancer Awareness Month in Maryland. To raise awareness and support for all those affected by the various types of blood cancer, the governor will host an American…Read More
My sister had been fighting leukemia for five years, and the time had finally come for me to attempt to help cure her cancer. The night before and morning of the transplant I had to fast; I think my last meal was orange chicken and chow mein from Panda Express. My mother brought…Read More
There Goes My Hero is the proud sponsor of Join for Joe and is thrilled to be working with high school students to save lives. Students across Maryland participated in Senior Swab Days to honor Joe Gorman, a Loyola Blakefield student who valiantly battled leukemia before passing on March 9, 2011. Join for Joe began as…Read More
SWAB A HERO
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.
FEED A HERO
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!
HELP A HERO
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.