There Goes My Hero Announces Entertainment Line-Up for Its 4th Annual Polo Match Fundraiser

The Qi Lo to Headline Foundation’s Largest Fundraiser

Baltimore, MD—May 02, 2012—When Paul Palumbo was approached by There Goes My Hero’s (TGMH) board member and leukemia survivor Michele Bresnick Walsh to headline its 4th Annual Polo Match & Family Outing fundraiser, it was a no-brainer for him.  The Brentwood, NY native and co-founder of The Qi Lo has had his own encounters with cancer as has each of the band’s members. “Each member of The Qi Lo has had experiences with family who has fought battles with cancer,” said Palumbo. “We are dedicated to help There Goes My Hero fight leukemia.”

The event is being held rain or shine at the Fields of the Maryland Polo Club in Fallston, MD from 1:00-6:00 p.m. on June 3, 2012. Tickets are $100 per person and include mouth-watering hors d’oeuvres, a delicious lunch, dessert, a full bar featuring “HeroTinis,” live music performed by The Qi Lo, a silent auction, children’s entertainment, an official Polo Match, and an afternoon of fun and HOPE.  Children 12 and under are free and all proceeds benefit There Goes My Hero.

The Qi Lo is the most recent addition to a growing list of supporters of the foundation, which includes the head coach of women’s basketball at the University of Maryland, Brenda Frese, who is the honorary chairwoman of the event. Other locally and nationally recognized bands have been in The Qi Lo’s shoes before, including Fiction20Down who most recently, along with Cool Hand and the Swagger, Jesters of Kindness, and Jimmy Solesky joined forces during the Music for Life Benefit Concert at Towson University to benefit the foundation and to help register people in the international bone marrow registry.

“The members of The Qi Lo are honored to be able to take part in such a fine event as the headliners of There Goes My Hero Foundation’s 4th Annual Polo Match and Family Outing,” added Palumbo. “We have followed TGMH for a few years now and are impressed by what a fantastic charity they have become,” he concluded. 

The 4th Annual Polo Match is the foundation’s largest and most important fundraiser.  “This year is the most important so far,” pointed Erik Sauer, TGMH’s founder, chairman and leukemia survivor. “The Seraph Foundation is matching every single penny we are raising during 2012, so in essence, every $100 admission becomes $200 and that is huge for us and for our fight against leukemia,” he added. Sauer was given a second chance at life through the bone marrow transplant of an 18 year old German woman in 2008. “I wouldn’t be here otherwise and I encourage you to donate as much as you can and most importantly, to get swabbed so you can potentially save someone else’s life.”

The foundation invites you to join the fight against leukemia and to bring hope to those in need by participating in their events.  For more information visit 4th Annual Polo Match & Family Outing.


Contact: Jorge Castillo