Our Mission:

Save lives. Provide hope. Help those impacted by blood cancer.

Erik and his donor, Isabel.
Erik and his donor, Isabel.

About There Goes My Hero

There Goes My Hero was founded by leukemia survivor and bone marrow transplant recipient Erik Sauer.

On May 20, 2008, Erik was diagnosed with Acute Myelogenous Leukemia (AML). One week later, Erik’s wife Lisa gave birth to their son Joey. Several days later, Erik entered Johns Hopkins Hospital, where he spent four rocky months, receiving chemotherapy and, ultimately, a bone marrow transplant from an unrelated donor.

Erik's own fight led him to want to help others. Today, Hero partners with DKMS to add potential lifesavers to the National Bone Marrow Registry; and with the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center and other local providers to provide a support system to blood cancer patients and their families, including transportation services, parking coupons, and housing during treatment.

[ Erik and his donor, Isabel ]

Staff & Board of Directors

Olivia Lewis

Community Outreach Coordinator

Olivia is a recent graduate from James Madison University with a B.A. in Communications and a concentration in Public Relations. Prior to joining There Goes My Hero, Olivia interned with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation and now wishes to support the local blood cancer and blood disorder community.

Mary Kaye DiUbaldo

Executive Director

Mary Kaye has over 30 years of experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, and development. She has worked across the Baltimore area including at the University of Baltimore, Catholic Charities, CASA of Harford County, and the Fuel Fund.


Andrea Hernandez

Volunteer & Color The Registry Coordinator

Andrea is a recent graduate from Towson University with a B.S. in Family and Human Services. Prior to joining There Goes My Hero, she interned at Art with a Heart and Luminus, and now hopes to diversify the bone marrow donor registry with the help of volunteers.

Erik Sauer

Founder & Chairman of the Board

President, On3Strategies

George Hall

Immediate Past President

President, LINQ Services

Michele Bresnick Walsh

Board Member, Past President

Attorney, Gordon Feinblatt LLC

Cliff Milstead

Board Member, Treasurer

Vice President,
Plano-Coudon LLC

Geneau Thames

President Board Member

General Counsel & Director of Compliance, Harford Mutual Insurance Group

Burton Daniel

Board Member

Financial Advisor, Snyder Daniel Wealth Advisors of Janney Montgomery Scott

Devin Edwards

Vice President, Chair of Marketing

COO and CSO, Phoenix Operations Group

Director, Ava's Flavas, Inc.

Will Ferguson

Board Member

Founder & Principal,
Hybrid-Property Management

Anthony Davis

Board Member

COO, Isonem-USA

Lindsey Ledwin

Board Member

Partner, The Tiber Creek Group


Rob Frisch

Board Member

Owner, Mt. Washington Tavern

Michael Kelly

Board Member

Vice President, Kelly Benefit Strategies

Denis O'Donovan

Board Member

Principal, ProfitComm Telecommunications

Garland Scott

Board Member

Business Development & Consultant Director at SEM Wealth Management

Gina Ramsey

Board Member, Chair of Board Development

President, Pink Dog Digital

Yvette Rodriguez DNP, RN

Board Member

Strategic Account Executive-Northeast,

Adaptive Biotechnologies Corp.

Sean Harding

Board Member, Secretary

Associate Attorney

Will Englehart

Board Member

Vice President, Clark Construction

Our Major Sponsors

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