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.

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meals to patients
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.


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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Celebrating Wells Fargo’s Philanthropic Giving

By There Goes My Hero | April 2, 2019

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…

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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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