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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 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
In March, Wells Fargo announced the company donated $6.2 million to local Maryland nonprofits, schools, and community organizations last year. With this announcement, all of us at There Goes My Hero wanted to take a moment to celebrate the support Wells Fargo has provided the Baltimore community, and also highlight the contributions we have received…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
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.…Read More
For Immediate Release February 11, 2019 Contact: Kristina Gaddy, Marketing Manager, firstname.lastname@example.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…Read More
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…Read More
BE A HERO
6 out of 10 patients cannot find a matching donor.
We save lives and provide hope 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. 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 programs aims to help people while they are undergoing treatment for blood cancer.
Through our meal program with Moveable Feast, we were able to provide 150,000 prepared meals to patients and families. In 2019, we are expanding our patients services to include transportation and parking vouchers.