The Hero Foundation

The Hero Foundation is a Michigan 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing financial assistance to Michigan families who are suffering from cancer. The financial assistance we provide helps Michigan families pay their mortgages and their medical bills. Our journey began in 2009 after we watched someone we love dearly fight against pancreatic cancer. We have been there. We know what you are going through. We are here to help. On behalf of the Board of Heroes, we thank you for choosing The Hero Foundation as your Michigan cancer charity of choice.

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Katie Larsen w Mitch Albom
Mitch Albom Interviews Chief Hero Katie Larsen

The Hero Foundation was the focus of Mitch Albom’s The Heart of Detroit Series on Local 4 News in Detroit recently where he sat down to discuss the Hero Foundation’s mission with Chief Hero Katie Larsen. You can watch that video below.

Mitch Albom Interviews Chief Hero Katie Larsen

The Hero Foundation was the focus of Mitch Albom’s The Heart of Detroit Series on Local 4 News in Detroit recently where he sat down to discuss the Hero Foundation’s mission with Chief Hero Katie Larsen. You can watch that video below.

2019 Wine & Cheese Spectacular Wrap Up

The fifth annual Wine and Cheese Spectacular is in the books and it was our best event yet! We broke our record for funds raised which will allow us to help families all across Michigan this holiday season. Once again we’d like to thank our sponsors who helped make this all possible: Meijer Fenn Valley FoodDesign by Chef Brech Simplicity …

2019 Wine & Cheese Spectacular Wrap Up

The fifth annual Wine and Cheese Spectacular is in the books and it was our best event yet! We broke our record for funds raised which will allow us to help families all across Michigan this holiday season. Once again we’d like to thank our sponsors who helped make this all possible: Meijer Fenn Valley FoodDesign by Chef Brech Simplicity …

cancer survivor month
Surviving Pancreatic Cancer

It’s not often you see the words “surviving” and “pancreatic cancer” in the same sentence.  14+ years ago, we watched my dad, at 52-years-old, fight the vicious disease with intensity.  I never would’ve dreamed I would be here today interviewing him about his experience for Cancer Survivors Month. It was an honor and a privilege, dad.  We love you so …

Surviving Pancreatic Cancer

It’s not often you see the words “surviving” and “pancreatic cancer” in the same sentence.  14+ years ago, we watched my dad, at 52-years-old, fight the vicious disease with intensity.  I never would’ve dreamed I would be here today interviewing him about his experience for Cancer Survivors Month. It was an honor and a privilege, dad.  We love you so …