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

150,000 meals to patients in need

17,470 donors registered

236 matches found

26 life-saving transplants

Nobel Prize in Medicine Awarded to Cancer Therapy

By Stephanie Cupp | October 8, 2018

James P. Allison of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center and Tasuku Honjo of Kyoto University were awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for their research in cancer immunotherapy. Immunotherapy uses the own body’s immune system to help fight cancer. Autologous stem cell transplants, where a patient’s own cells reboots the…

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Happy Hour for Hero!

By There Goes My Hero | September 13, 2018

Join us for happy hour at Mt. Vernon Marketplace! Thursday, September 27 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This Blood Cancer Awareness Month, join us for happy hour, where proceeds will benefit blood cancer patients and their families. Vendors at the Marketplace (including The Local Oyster, TAPS Fill Station, Pinch, Between Two Buns, Cultured, Edible…

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Announcing OctoberTaste!

By There Goes My Hero | September 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

There Goes My Hero is excited to announce a new event for this fall…. The business-casual evening will feature tastings from local food vendors and restaurants paired with select beers, wines, and bourbons. Enjoy a signature cocktail as you network on the main floor, or come upstairs to the VIP lounge, where we’ll be offering…

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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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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.

We're always looking for volunteers to help with office work, bone marrow registry drives and swabbing events, and special events. Click below to learn more and sign up to receive our volunteer emails!

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