World Trade Center Building Selected as Venue
Baltimore, MD—January 21, 2013—The There Goes My Hero (www.theregoesmyhero.org) will hold an important fundraiser and networking event on February 21, 2013. The Third Annual A Taste for Life will be held at the Constellation Room, World Trade Center Building, Downtown Baltimore, MD. Consistent with all There Goes My Hero-sponsored events, attendees will be able and encouraged to register for the International Bone Marrow Registry. “We are thrilled about our third annual A Taste for Life”, said There Goes My Hero founder Erik Sauer. “We feel extremely fortunate that for the third consecutive year, together with our committed sponsors and loyal supporters, we are able to host this gathering of hope,” he added.
Guests will enjoy an evening of networking, delectable hors d’oeuvres, fine wines, hand-crafted beers, single-barrel Bourbons, and hope. “Every single person who attends helps us continue our mission of providing hope and nourishment to Leukemia patients and their families”, noted Sauer. “We accomplish this by holding bone marrow registration drives, providing nutritious meals to leukemia patients and their families, and supporting blood cancer research.” In 2008, Sauer received a bone marrow transplant. “I was lucky that I had another chance at life,” he continued. “Only 4 out of 10 patients are lucky enough to receive a transplant so we need to get this number up by getting more people registered. This is why we do what we do and what keeps us motivated. It is the fact that so many people in the United States have no idea how simple it is to become a bone marrow donor and we need to continue to spread the word.”
It may be a simple cheek swab; but it is also a commitment to help save a life. Donors must be between 18 and 55 and in good general health. The registry needs more young adults and ethnically diverse donors. People from an ethnic minority background are especially needed, including Hispanic or Latino, African-American, Asian, American Indian, and mixed ethnicities. “My father was not lucky enough to be matched and he died of leukemia in 2004,” said Jorge E. Castillo, Vice-President of the foundation’s Board of Directors. “I make a special plea to those who, like me, are of mixed ethnicity. Those of mixed ethnicity have a significantly lesser chance of successfully finding a match; so, your registration is hugely significant,” he concluded.
Current sponsors include The Wine Source, Stella Artois, Cameleon Designs, Net Equity Financial, Networking Advocate, The Umbrella Syndicate, Heaven Hill Distilleries and more.
Discounted registration is now open. Those who can’t attend are encouraged to donate here. Additional information about registration and event details can be found online at 3rd Annual A Taste for Life.
WHO: There Goes My Hero Foundation.
VIPs: Reliable Churchill/Brown Forman | Wine Source | Heaven Hill Distillery
WHEN: 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2013
WHERE: World Trade Center, Constellation Ballroom, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor
CONTACT: Terry Weigel, Executive Director firstname.lastname@example.org
About There Goes My Hero: There Goes My Hero Foundation is a Maryland-based 501-C3 non-profit organization. Our mission is to restore hope to Leukemia patients and their families by increasing bone marrow registrants, providing nutritious meals, and supporting blood cancer research. This year, every dollar donated is being matched by the Seraph Foundation. Find us on Twitter, Facebook or www.theregoesmyhero.org.