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

16,185 donors registered

236 matches found

26 life-saving transplants

5 Great Donor-Patient Meetings

By There Goes My Hero | August 13, 2018

This summer, our founder Erik Sauer was able to travel to Germany with his family to attend the wedding of Isabel, his bone marrow donor. This got us thinking about great donor-patient meetings we’ve read about over this summer, and the complete strangers who are willing to save the life of someone they’ve never met.…

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Hero is Looking for a Marketing and Events Intern

By Kristina Gaddy | August 9, 2018

About us: There Goes My Hero is a 501(c)-3 nonprofit with a mission to restore hope to blood cancer patients and their families by registering bone marrow donors, funding nutritious meals, and supporting blood cancer research. We are a small organization of dedicated professionals and volunteers that has a large impact on the blood cancer…

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Bob Bell Automotive Charity Golf Tournament

By There Goes My Hero | July 30, 2018

There Goes My Hero is excited to announce that the Bob Bell Automotive 1st Annual Charity Golf Tournament will be held on September 10, 2018. Here is a letter from Bird Bell Bishop, announcing the start of a wonderful partnership: Dear Friend of Bob Bell Automotive, It’s hard to believe that my father, Bob Bell,…

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Photos from Polo 2018

By There Goes My Hero | June 28, 2018

Thank you to everyone who helped make our 10th Annual Polo Match and Family Outing a huge success! Check out photos from our awesome event below.

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There Goes My Hero Foundation Receives 24 Foundation Grant

By There Goes My Hero | June 11, 2018

There Goes My Hero Foundation Receives 24 Foundation Grant [Baltmore, MD] June 11, 2018 – Baltimore-based There Goes My Hero Foundation has received a $6,000 grant from the 24 Foundation to support the Feed a Hero Program. Each year, There Goes My Hero funds nutritious meals to blood cancer patients and the families in Baltimore…

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5 Resources for Young Adult Cancer Patients

By Kristina Gaddy | June 8, 2018

I recently wrote an article for OZY about a new study that suggests acute lymphocytic leukemia (ALL) patients under the age of 40 have better survival outcomes when they are treated with pediatric regimens, and even when they are treated at pediatric cancer centers. As a young adult leukemia survivor, I know that many adolescent…

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5 Reasons We Love Nurses

By There Goes My Hero | May 11, 2018

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…

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Four Foods to Help You Stay Strong During Chemotherapy

By Kristina Gaddy | April 19, 2018

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…

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Meet a Hero

By Kristina Gaddy | April 6, 2018

  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…

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Letter from the Chairman and Founder

By There Goes My Hero | April 4, 2018

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…

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Our Programs


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.


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!


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.

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