There Goes My Hero Foundation Receives 24 Foundation Grant
[Baltmore, MD] June 11, 2018 – Baltimore-based There Goes My Hero Foundation has received a $6,000 grant from the 24 Foundation to support the Feed a Hero Program. Each year, There Goes My Hero funds nutritious meals to blood cancer patients and the families in Baltimore through a partnership with Moveable Feast.
There Goes My Hero’s meal program started as an idea of how to support blood cancer patients and their families. When the founder of There Goes My Hero Erik Sauer was undergoing treatment for leukemia in 2008 and 2009, friends and family brought meals to his wife, toddler, and infant son to help ease the burden of what they were going through. Sauer wanted to help other families facing a blood cancer diagnosis and make their time at the hospital or undergoing treatment easier. There Goes My Hero partnered with Baltimore non-profit Moveable Feast to provide meals to blood cancer patients and their families. There Goes My Hero has been able to fund over 150,000 meals to patients and their families in the Baltimore area since the beginning of the Feed a Hero program. “Our meal program is central to providing support to patients and families, and we are so pleased that 24 Foundation shares this vision,” says Sauer.
24 Foundation has raised over $18.7 million dollars since 2002 to support cancer navigation and survivorship. Each year, they host 24-hour non-competitive events where participants of all levels run and walk to raise money for cancer patients and their caregivers. “[Our goal is] to make an immediate impact on the lives of people affected by cancer,” says Mallory Walsh, Executive Director of 24 Foundation. “Together we are changing the course of cancer!” In Baltimore, 24 Foundation has also previously supported There Goes My Hero’s partners The Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults and the Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center.
About There Goes My Hero: There Goes My Hero is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charity located in the Baltimore area. Our mission is to restore hope to blood cancer patients and their families by increasing bone marrow donors, providing nutritious meals, and supporting blood cancer patients.
About 24 Foundation: 24 Foundation is a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit charity located in Charlotte, North Carolina with a mission to inspire and engage communities to make an immediate impact on the lives of people affected by cancer. Formerly known as 24 Hours of Booty, signature events expanded from North Carolina to Maryland and Indiana, transforming into what today is known as 24 Foundation, an engine for advancements in cancer survivorship and navigation services. The 24-hour non-competitive events that are safe, fun and open to cyclists and walkers of all abilities. United by the common vision of cancer navigation and survivorship for all, 24 Foundation has raised more than $18.7 million to date to support our mission.
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