What began as a milestone is now a mission.
In 2010, Danny Heinsohn celebrated his 10th year of brain cancer remission by founding My Hometown Heroes. The goal was to raise $10,000, symbolic of the decade milestone of being cancer free. Since 2011, we have awarded 56 scholarships to college bound cancer survivors with allocations between $1000 and $5000.
At the beginning of 2014, Danny published his book For A Reason and declared that his mission was to distribute $1 Million dollars in scholarship money by 2020, his 20th year remission from brain cancer. This is why:
The average Class of 2014 graduate with student-loan debt has to pay back some $33,000.
65.9% of high school graduates were enrolled in colleges and universities.
To raise enough money to distribute $1,000,000 in scholarship allocations by 2020 we are taking massive action to implement programs and build strategic partnerships.