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Family Assistance

Family Assistance

The Andrew McDonough B+ (Be Positive) Foundation is the largest provider of financial assistance to families of kids with cancer nationwide.


The B+ Foundation has helped thousands of families being treated at over 200 U.S. hospitals. Thanks to your generous support, we have been able to lessen the financial burden so families can focus on what’s most important — their child’s health. Continue reading to learn more.

Cancer Research


The B+ Foundation is proud to support cutting-edge childhood cancer research across the country. A few of the world-class institutions that have received our support include Seattle Children’s Hospital, Dana-Farber/Harvard Medical Center, and St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

The Children’s Oncology Group, the leading childhood cancer research organization in the country, has been a beneficiary of our support as well. This is a time of great discovery in childhood cancer research. We owe it to the children — those 46 kids who are diagnosed each school day — to seize this opportunity.

Read more about the many research projects you’re helping to fund — and the success we’re having!

Capitol Hill


The B+ Foundation is one of the Co-Founders of the Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2) and a member of the Alliance for Childhood Cancer.

These groups are the preeminent, national collaborations of childhood cancer charities and medical professional groups, who advocate for greater awareness of childhood cancer and significantly increased federal and private sector funding of childhood cancer research.

Numbers that need to change

Number of children diagnosed with cancer every school day


Percentage of federal cancer research funding that is dedicated to childhood cancer research

Number of children that will die this week from cancer

Have You Seen…


The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation

The Andrew McDonough B+® Foundation was created to honor a 14-year-old star -- on and off the soccer and baseball fields. He bravely battled leukemia with his "Be Positive" attitude and B+ bloodtype, never leaving the hospital for 167 days, and earned his spot in heaven in July 2007. The B+ Foundation spreads Andrew's positive attitude and zest for life and has changed the way thousands of families relate to each other. We have also helped thousands of families across the country each year -- financially and emotionally -- as they care for their child with cancer. We have committed millions of dollars to children's cancer research in the hope that soon no family will go through the loss that we have. Help us spread the B+ message!
The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation
The Andrew McDonough B+ FoundationSaturday, January 13th, 2018 at 7:54am

Our family has always been Philadelphia Eagles fans. We have great memories of going to games as a Family of 4. One extra special memory started from a comment made in passing by Joe McDonough to Andrew, mentioning how fun it’d be to get to...

The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation
The Andrew McDonough B+ FoundationFriday, January 12th, 2018 at 12:35pm

When childhood cancer strikes, the whole family is affected. The child diagnosed. The parents. AND the siblings.

We live that and saw childhood cancer’s effect on Ali, a sister who would’ve done anything to switch places with her brother. A 16-year-old...

The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation
The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation is with Chris Ricker McDonough and 5 others.Thursday, January 11th, 2018 at 3:52am

We’re heartbroken to share with you that B+ Hero Nathan Silpath has passed away.

At 16 years old, Nathan had been through more than most adults. Since 9 years old, Nathan battled 3 different types of cancer 4 different times.

Notes from Joe

Important News Coverage

Don't Forget the Siblings Please take a few minutes to read an article from today's Wilmington, DE News-Journal on The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation's support of a very important research study into the impact of childhood cancer on siblings.  Sometimes people don't...

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Pray for Danny & Nathan

Last Wednesday night, 9 year old B+ Hero Danny Feltwell joined us for the Diamond State Classic basketball tournament. He was the liveliest of the 8 B+ Heroes introduced on the court. By the next morning, though, a scan revealed a large tumor and we learned that...

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Maximize Your Tax Deductions

With the impending passage of new tax regulations, there have been a lot of discussions concerning the impact on the tax deductibility of charitable giving.  There are many suggesting "bunching" of deductions (multiple year's worth of donations in this year), sale of...

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“Of all the charities and organizations that I have participated in over the years, B+ is far and away the most inspirational.” – Dan B

B+ School Events


March 3rd, 2018

The College of New Jersey

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Fordham Dance Marathon

March 10th, 2018

Fordham University

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March 11, 2018

University of Delaware

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Spring 2019 Villanova University DONATE or Get More Info

B+ Events
Join us for a marathon -- or half marathon!

Join us for a marathon -- or half marathon!

Date: March 4, 2018

Location: New Orleans, LA

Raise a minimum of $2,600 and receive:  Free Registration – Pre-race meal – B+ Running Shirt – Domestic Airfare – Lodging – B+ Running Coach – Finisher’s Medal – Personalized Fundraising Website – and more!

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License Plate

Childhood Cancer License Plate!

It took us 5 years, and it’s finally here.

Now you can raise awareness wherever you drive with the new Delaware Conquer Childhood Cancer license plate.

Application and instructions here

B+ Nation Events
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Every purchase, every day helps B+!


Choose A Challenge

Choose A Challenge X The B+ Foundation

Students from GWU, Boston U, NYU, Columbia and UMass, will have the unique opportunity to partner with Choose A Challenge USA to embark on exciting treks around the world (including Mt. Everest Base Camp, Machu Picchu, and Mt. Kilimanjaro) while helping The B+ Foundation fight childhood cancer.

Click here to learn more! 

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