Save lives. Provide hope. Help those impacted by blood cancer.
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; provides meals to patients undergoing treatment and their family members with Moveable Feast, and supports blood cancer research and patient support programs at Maryland hospitals.
[ Right: Erik and his donor, Isabel ]
Staff & Board of Directors
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. She believes effective teams lead to effective organizations.
Community Outreach Coordinator
Stephanie Cupp joined There Goes My Hero as an intern in August 2018. After graduating from Towson University with a Bachelor's in English, she joined the team full-time as the new Community Outreach Coordinator.