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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 donors registered
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life-saving transplants

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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Bone Marrow Donor Found from Registry Event

By Kristina Gaddy | February 12, 2019

For Immediate Release February 11, 2019 Contact: Kristina Gaddy, Marketing Manager, kristina.gaddy@theregoesmyhero.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…

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5 Places to Stay During Long-Term Treatment in Baltimore

By Stephanie Cupp | December 28, 2018

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…

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Make Your End-of-Year Gift Today!

By There Goes My Hero | December 14, 2018
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Our Programs

BE A HERO

6 out of 10 patients cannot find a matching donor.

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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.

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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.

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