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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

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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!
The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation
The Andrew McDonough B+ FoundationThursday, November 23rd, 2017 at 3:30am

When Andrew was 8-years-old, he wrote: "To Mom & Dad: Thank you for raising me. You did a great job. You are the best. I love you! Love, Andrew McDonough"

Happy Thanksgiving, B+ Nation. While we miss Andrew tremendously, we are thankful...

The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation
The Andrew McDonough B+ FoundationWednesday, November 22nd, 2017 at 4:00am

This past weekend Texas AEPi hosted their annual Rock-A-Thon to benefit The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation! The men rocked for over 24 hours to help kids fight cancer. They raised over $7,000 and contributed to the nearly $80,000 raised at The University of Texas at...

The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation
The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation added 6 new photos.Tuesday, November 21st, 2017 at 4:07am

Students from New York University danced for 12 hour on Saturday at NYDM!

There were moving speeches from B+ Hero Maya, NYU student and cancer survivor, Julia G, B+ Hero Aubrey's mom Barbeth, The B+ Foundation President, Joe McDonough, B+ Hero...

Notes from Joe

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,...

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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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10th Anniversary!

Ten years ago today, Andrew’s foundation became a reality as The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation was incorporated in the State of Delaware. Just a few days later, I stopped by A.I. DuPont Hospital to present a $500 check to Billy’s Mom. The B+ Foundation Family...

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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
Oregon State IFC Stadium Climb

Oregon State IFC Stadium Climv

November 12, 2017

Oregon State University

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UT Austin Fights Childhood Cancer

UT Austin Fights Childhood Cancer

Fall 2017

University of Texas Austin

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Alabama Spin-A-Thon

Alabama Spin-A-Thon

November 17, 2017

University of Alabama

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November 18th, 2017

New York University

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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

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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!