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

meals to patients
bone marrow donors registered
matches found
life-saving transplants

Our Programs

BE A HERO

6 out of 10 patients cannot find a matching donor.

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For many blood cancer patients, a bone marrow or blood stem cell transplant is the best chance for survival. 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.

Hero Fund

The Hero Fund supports Baltimore area blood cancer patients and their families by covering the unanticipated costs of treatment.

This includes meals during treatment, medically tailored meals post-discharge, transportation, parking, and copays.

 

COLOR THE REGISTRY

Nationally, people of color are underrepresented on the bone marrow donor registry.

Hero Fund

Our Color the Registry program seeks to diversify the bone marrow registry, offering hope to all patients in need of a bone marrow transplant, no matter their ethnic or racial background.

While patients of European descent have a 77% chance of finding a match, compared to 23% of African American or Black patients. 

 

Celebrating Juneteenth with the Community at the Randallstown Y

May 17, 2024

Juneteenth is an annual holiday in the United States to celebrate the emancipation of freed slaves. This Juneteenth, There Goes My Hero is partnering with the Randallstown YMCA and joining in the celebration…

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Volunteer Spotlight: Jennifer Umana

May 14, 2024

Meet Jennifer Umana. Jennifer Umana is one of There Goes My Hero’s newest volunteers! She began volunteering with our organization in April and we asked her what brought her to…

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Learning More About Alternative Therapies in Cancer Treatment

May 7, 2024

Cancer can be painful both physically and emotionally no matter if an individual is battling cancer, experiencing their recovery journey, or taking care of a loved one with cancer. Recovery…

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Happy Volunteer Appreciation Week!

April 22, 2024

It’s Volunteer Appreciation Week! At There Goes My Hero, we are proud to shine a spotlight on our wonderful volunteers who generously give back. Since the beginning of this year alone,…

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Connected by an Angel

April 12, 2024

Alex Sorensen, your typical college student, is a Hero to a little boy he may never meet. Why? Because in 2022, he did something incredible. Alex donated his bone marrow to…

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