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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

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!

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Advocacy

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

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

Number of children that will die this week from cancer

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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!
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The Andrew McDonough B+ FoundationTuesday, February 20th, 2018 at 4:40am

Today we remember B+ Hero Taylor Helland. 2 years ago today, Taylor passed away, at the age of 19, after battling colon cancer since she was 14.

In 2012, Taylor's high school, Martin High School (Arlington, Texas), did a lip dub to...

The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation
The Andrew McDonough B+ FoundationFriday, February 16th, 2018 at 4:00am

There are 3 days left to purchase Early Bird tickets to #BePosNYC's Paint The Night Gold: A Benefit for The B+ Foundation! Ticket prices go up Monday at 12:01am EST!

Please join us on April 13th in New York...

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The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation added 4 new photos.Wednesday, February 14th, 2018 at 6:38am

Kids helping kids fight cancer!

This week high school students from multiple schools joined The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation in the fight against childhood cancer!

1.) On Saturday evening, students from Wilmington Friends School, Sanford School, Tower Hill...

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Til We Meet Again, Nathan!

Today, I went to the funeral of my friend...my 16 year old friend, Nathan Silpath. Nathan bravely battled 3 different types of cancer over the past 7 years. During all of these tremendously difficult times, Nathan was so courageous and had such an incredible attitude....

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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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“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
TCNJam

TCNJam

March 3rd, 2018

The College of New Jersey

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FDM

Fordham Dance Marathon

March 10th, 2018

Fordham University

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UDance

UDance

March 11, 2018

University of Delaware

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NOVAdance

NOVAdance

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!

Sign up or get more information!

 

12th Annual B+ 5K Run/Walk!

12th Annual B+ 5K Run/Walk!

Date: June 20th, 2018

Location: Wilmington, DE

REGISTRATION BEGINS: 5:00pm
START TIME: 6:45pm
LOCATION: Salesianum School
1801 N. Broom St., 
Wilmington, DE
COURSE: Starts and finishes at Salesianum School

RUNNERS AND WALKERS OF ALL AGES ARE INVITED TO JOIN US

B+ 5K T-SHIRTS FOR FIRST 2,000 REGISTERED ONLINE

POST-RACE REFRESHMENTS AND PRIZES

PRIZES FOR “MOST MONEY RAISED” AND “BIGGEST TEAM”

RECOGNITION OF CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVORS

REGISTRATION COMING SOON!

 

 

PAINT THE NIGHT GOLD - 4th Annual #BePosNYC Cocktail Party

PAINT THE NIGHT GOLD - 4th Annual #BePosNYC Cocktail Party

Please join us on Friday, April 13th at Shop Studios for Paint The Night Gold, the 4th annual B+ Cocktail Party proudly presented by #BePosNYC, The NYC Chapter of The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation.

We are looking forward to sharing this meaningful evening as we celebrate life, fight childhood cancer, and Be Positive.

Tickets are on sale now! Grab yours before they run out!

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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  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+!

 

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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