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
BE A HERO
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.
SUPPORT A HERO
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.
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…Read More
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…Read More
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.…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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.…Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More