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Gratis Gives Supports the Following Non-Profits in Our Community. Click here to learn more about Gratis Gives.

  • nevada diabetes association
  • for kids foundation
  • safe embrace
  • the childrens cabinet
  • the care chest
  • safe talk
  • abonevada
  • wcc
  • step 2 reno
  • justin hope

Front Office Staff Community Non-Profit



Battle Born in Reno, NV, My Hometown Heroes is a 501(c)3 organization designed to provide scholarships for young adult cancer survivors between the ages of 17 and 39.  Our mission is to financially assist and recognize these amazing individuals who are pursuing a college education.  Through community outreach, collaboration, and creativity we inspire with stories of hope and progress.

In August of 2009, founder, Danny Heinsohn decided to register to compete in Ironman Canada 2010 to celebrate his 10th year of brain cancer remission. In May 1999 through July 2000, Danny’s friends, family, and medical team were his heroes as he battled through three craniotomies, followed by twelve months of chemotherapy to the brain. They were his hope and inspiration through the tough times.

Not long after he registered for Ironman Canada, Danny wanted to raise $10,000 to symbolize 10 years of remission as he trained for the big race. He brought together a few of his trusted colleagues and it was decided that My Hometown Heroes would be a scholarship fund for young cancer survivors.

Every year there are over 70,000 young adults between the ages of 15 and 39 years old who are diagnosed with cancer.  Between the years 2016 and 2020, the cumulative student debt among this college bound population will be over $5 billion dollars.  Join us in our effort to award $1,000,000 in scholarships by 2020.


You’re invited; to join in with us on Heroes Night Out: 

My Hometown Heroes is hosting “Heroes Night Out” on May 22, 2019 in Victorian Square in Sparks, Nev. For $35 attendees will receive a commemorative branded cup and a passport to participating venues. Custom label wines available for $100 each.

We are stoked to partner with Engine 8 Urban Winery, as the headquarters for our event. At each participating venue, attendees will receive a complimentary food sample. Participating venues will also be encouraged to have specials/discounts for participants if they choose to purchase additional food or beverage.

There will also be a silent auction and raffle that guests can bid on, or enter for a chance to win several amazing prizes.

Guests can drop off their completed passports at Engine 8 Urban Winery for a chance to win a grand prize.

Proceeds from Heroes Night Out will fund scholarships for college bound cancer survivors for the Fall 2019 semester.

The adventure begins at Engine 8 Urban Winery in Victorian Square on Wednesday, May 22 @ 4pm.  Grab your Heroes Night Out passport today for an evening that’s certain to please your palette and inspire your imagination.  Passports are just $35 or purchase a VIP Passport for $100 and receive a Heroes Night Out labeled bottle of wine, a stainless steel Heroes Night Out cup, and much more.  Click here for tickets.

Contact Person:

Danny Heinsohn
My Hometown Heroes, Inc.
Founder/Executive Director