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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+ FoundationFriday, December 15th, 2017 at 4:00am

This week brothers from Sigma Pi at The University of Alabama extended a bid to their B+ Hero, Nicholas. A bid is an invitation to officially join a Greek letter organization. This gesture officially makes Nicholas a member of Sigma Pi Fraternity.

The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation
The Andrew McDonough B+ FoundationThursday, December 14th, 2017 at 4:17am

Mark Your Calendar! JOIN US as Wilmington's Finest Fight Childhood Cancer: The 2018 Wilmington Classic pits the Wilmington Fire Department Ice Hockey team against the Wilmington Department of Police - Delaware in a charity ice hockey game to benefit The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation.
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The Andrew McDonough B+ FoundationWednesday, December 13th, 2017 at 4:00am

We need your help! Please reach out and tag your members of Congress to pass the STAR Act. The STAR Act stands for Survivorship, Treatment, Access and Research. This bipartisan legislation is the most comprehensive childhood cancer legislation ever introduced.

Notes from Joe

So Much Going On!

The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation Awards $1,500,000 in Research Grants! During our Summer/Fall research grant cycle, we received 41 really impressive applications from all over the country and Canada.  Our world-class, 8 member Scientific Advisory Board reviewed the...

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This is Grief.

A profound post from my daughter, Ali...   This is grief. When I see this picture, I see grief. The waves rush in, in sync with the flood of his own emotions. He’s a dad on the 10th anniversary of his son’s death. It’s summer at the shore. Ocean City, New Jersey, in...

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Exciting Research News…and So Much More!

There's a whole lot of exciting news to share with you. Research For those of you interested in the research side of childhood cancer, this is for you.  Our research grant cycle closed on 9/15 and our experts on our Scientific Advisory Board are reviewing applications...

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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!

 

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
AmazonSmile
  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! 

Diamond State Classic

Diamond State Classic

The Diamond State Classic is one of the premier girls high school basketball tournaments in the country.  Held at St. Elizabeth School in Wilmington, DE from Dec. 27-30, teams come in from all across the country.  The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation is the primary beneficiary of the tournament.

 

Wilmington Winter Classic

Wilmington Winter Classic

The Wilmington Winter Classic, an exciting ice hockey game between the Wilmington Police Dept. and the Wilmington Fire Dept. that benefits The B+ Foundation will be held Sat. Jan. 6th at 6pm at the Skating Club of Wilmington! 

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