There Goes My Hero Foundation is Fighting Blood Cancer One Step, One Crab at a Time; Second Annual HERO-PALOOZA is Oct. 5 at Oregon Ridge: Walk, Run or Ride

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HERO-PALOOZA is being held on October 5, 2013 at Oregon Ridge Park. Participants have the opportunity to walk, run or ride.

The second annual HERO-PALOOZA is scheduled for October 5, 2013, at Oregon Ridge Park in Hunt Valley, Maryland. The multifaceted fundraiser against blood cancers features something for everyone; running, walking, cycling—and in true Baltimore fashion – crabs!

In the morning, cyclists can sign up for 12, 25 or 60-mile rides while walkers and runners can compete in a USATF Certified 5K. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., an all-you-can-eat crab feast offers live music, hot dogs, hamburgers, children’s activities, a beer and wine garden and a raffle. With every mile you ride, run or walk, you can raise money to help individuals and families with leukemia and other blood cancers.

“We have a goal to raise $50,000 during this event,” said Erik Sauer, founder of There Goes My Hero and leukemia survivor. Erik continues, “In July 2013, I took my family to Germany where we visited my bone marrow donor and her family in their town of Rottenburg. My donor is now 23; she was 19 when she donated her life saving marrow to me. Please attend our event on October 5 where you will have the opportunity to swab your cheek and join the bone marrow registry, thereby supporting other families in need.”

Founded in 2009, There Goes My Hero’s mission is to increase bone marrow registrants, provide nutritious meals to those affected by leukemia and blood cancers and to fund cancer research. According to There Goes My Hero, more than 140,000 people are diagnosed each year with a blood cancer and every 10 minutes someone dies from one. For more information on the event and registration, go to:

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