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
20,301 donors registered
291 matches found
31 life-saving transplants
For Immediate Release February 11, 2019 Contact: Kristina Gaddy, Marketing Manager, email@example.com 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…Read More
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…Read More
For many patients with blood cancer, there is a cure: a bone marrow transplant. Just registering as a bone marrow donor means giving blood cancer patients hope for a second chance at life. In many cases, your bone marrow might be the only match to someone in need, which means your donation is a patient’s…Read More
With holiday season just around the corner, There Goes My Hero welcomes the beginning of holiday giving. During the holidays, we show our family and friends how much they mean to us. But what can we do for those in need? A year-end donation to There Goes My Hero is a great way to show…Read More
There Goes My Hero was featured in the September issue of Greenspring Valley Neighbors. The magazine highlights the families, nonprofits, and businesses around the Greenspring Valley area of southern Baltimore County. We were proud to share the story of how There Goes My Hero started, and how local businesses and schools in the area have…Read More
You helped us raise almost $30,000 for blood cancer patients and their families at OctoberTaste! This amount made the event our most successful Taste to date! If you couldn’t join us, you can still help us make this the most successful Taste event ever by donating to the event. The funds we raise will save…Read More
Support groups are crucial for patients and families affected by blood cancer. Whether you are a patient, family member, friend, or caretaker, joining a support group can help during the difficult time that comes with a cancer diagnosis. Support groups present the opportunities for people in similar positions to come together, speak openly about concerns, build knowledge,…Read More
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…Read More
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…Read More
SWAB A HERO
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.
FEED A HERO
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!
HELP A HERO
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.