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Family Assistance

Family Assistance

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


The B+ Foundation has helped thousands of families being treated at over 240 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. Scroll down the homepage 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.

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+ FoundationWednesday, December 7th, 2016 at 3:45am

B+ Holiday Challenge:

Many of you are going to send out dozens and dozens of holiday cards and spend a fortune on gifts this year. We'd like to offer you a good-natured challenge with several options. Help us fight #ChildhoodCancer,...

Marie Anglim Like like like! Do it! B+
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The Andrew McDonough B+ FoundationTuesday, December 6th, 2016 at 10:20am

Just in time for the holidays! Join us at Argilla Brewing Co. at Pietro's Pizza TONIGHT from 6:30-8:30!

The first Tuesday of every month, S.H.O.P. hosts a night out to benefit B+! S.H.O.P. will have DoTerra Essential Oils, lots of LuLaRoe,...

The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation
The Andrew McDonough B+ FoundationTuesday, December 6th, 2016 at 6:04am

Around noon today, The STAR Act is expected to reach the floor of the House of Representatives (you can watch by tuning in on C-SPAN1). This is perhaps the most comprehensive childhood cancer legislation ever. We need this to pass in the House today and...

The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation Update: The STAR Act passed the House! Now, it has to pass in the Senate.
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The Andrew McDonough B+ FoundationTuesday, December 6th, 2016 at 3:24am

Happy 13th Birthday to B+ Hero Peyton!

Through the B+ Heroes Program, Peyton has been "adopted" by Alpha Sigma Alpha at University of Delaware for UDance.

Marie Anglim Sent a donation to our favorite charity in lieu of Christmas cards! B+. ❤️
Ryan Plocharz Happy birthday Peyton. Have a great day teenager
Alpha Sigma Alpha at University of Delaware Happy Birthday Peyton!! ❤️❤️
The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation
The Andrew McDonough B+ FoundationMonday, December 5th, 2016 at 3:07am

It’s 10pm Sunday night and Joe just got home. He left the house 13 hours ago, so he’s exhausted. Golf? Football game? No. Joe spent the day giving 12 talks about Andrew, childhood cancer, and The B+ Foundation.

Joe has given...

Kathy Marler Thank you Joe <3 for being the voice for our children and bringing awareness to childhood cancer.
Kimberly Corridori Heverin Thank you Joe for sharing your story with us yesterday at the Mother/Daughter breakfast at St. Anthony's.
Dorothy Steele Thank you Joe, Chris and Ali for all you do for the kids. God bless you all.
Jessica Huhn-Kenzik Thank you for all you do.
Sandy Turulski God bless you all for your work.
Peggy Rice Poppiti Joe is a HERO!!!
George Lyon Joe is a true inspiration and hero to so many people and families in need of his vision and passion. And he couldn't do what he does so well without the love and support of you Chris and Ali!
Jen Bogia Jines God bless all of you! You make such a difference to so many people! Families and kids that are suffering and families and kids that learn the joy of giving! ❤️
Debbie Panebianco Joe spoke at our breakfast at St Anthony's yesterday morning. I'm sorry I didn't know anything about the Foundation until then. But so happy to have had him as our speaker. Please PM me with info on how our group can make a donation. Thank you.
Erica Rossetti Thank you for coming to speak to us last night, Joe! Your words are always inspirational and impactful.
MonicaandJoe Farrell Thank you for all that you do and for being you.
Lynnette Adair One family - making a difference together.
Meg Atzbach Jenkins His passion is palpable!
Tom O'Donnell The best !
Lisa Lysinger You are all heroes. Much love to you all. 💛
Peggy Berrier Morris A truly amazing man and family! <3
Maureen Helmick Joe is an amazing person. He always gives back.
The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation
The Andrew McDonough B+ FoundationSaturday, December 3rd, 2016 at 3:12am

Today, we remember B+ Hero Miranda Ram-Nolte. Today is Miranda's 21st birthday. She should be celebrating with friends and family, but Miranda passed away at the age of 18 after battling cancer since she was 12.

She was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma and...

Kathy Marler Miranda, you were a miracle of love <3 sweetest voice - I hope everyone hears your message. UD Sigma Kappa, thank you - Miranda was absolutely beautiful in her red dress for UDance. Her smile will live in the hearts of many <3
Ethan Hauber I will always remember your beautiful smile and you sitting by my tablet while all of us got a breather and were laughing at lunch!!
Ethan Hauber
Paula Sanford Alvarez Rest in peace Beautiful Angel
Mary Giordano 💜
Francine Black A beautiful girl with a beautiful voice.
Jess Olson Beautiful girl!
Theresa Daring Your sister is awesome and misses you so much. Now I know where she got some of her awesomeness from.

Notes from Joe

Read This Before You Shop!!!

Fight Childhood Cancer While You Shop If you haven't already done so, PLEASE visit www.amazonsmile.com and register The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation as "your" charity. That's it...one time registration and you're done! Now, every time you shop on Amazon, a portion...

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Research Conference

CAC2 Research Conference - "From Bench to Bedside" The Coalition Against Childhood Cancer (CAC2) hosted its inaugural research conference this week at the world-famous Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory on Long Island, NY.  CAC2 is a collaborative organization comprised of...

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Stories About Kids

Ferris Falcons I had the opportunity to speak last month at Ferris School, a facility for court-committed, juvenile offenders.  I shared my perspective about how life isn't always fair but it's up to us to decide what choices we are going to make.  I'm not saying it's...

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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
Fordham Dance Marathon

Fordham Dance Marathon

February 25, 2017

Fordham University

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March 4th, 2017

The College of New Jersey

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March 12, 2017

University of Delaware

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March 25, 2017

Villanova University

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Chapman Dance Marathon

Chapman Dance Marathon

April 1, 2017

Chapman University

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B+ Events
New Year's Eve Party

It's a Family New Year's Eve Party

Join Us Dec. 31st at
The B+ Junior Board
Inaugural New Year’s Eve Party
8:30-12:30am, Delaware for the Contemporary Arts, 200 S. Madison St, Wilmington
Food, Drinks, Games, Music, and Fun


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

Back to School Shopping

  1. Shop at Smile.Amazon.com
  2. Select B+ as your favorite charity
  3. Amazon donates 0.5% of your purchases to B+ 

Every purchase, every day helps B+!


Diamond State Classic

Diamond State Classic

December27th-30th, 2016
St. Elizabeth High School


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