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The B+ Foundation®: A Children’s Cancer Charity

We’re helping kids fight cancer through…

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. Our children’s cancer charity 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.

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Cancer Research

Research

As a children’s cancer charity, we are proud to support cutting-edge 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 also been a beneficiary of our support. This is a time of great discovery in childhood cancer research, and we owe it to the kids 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 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+ Foundation

🌟STUDENT SPOTLIGHT🌟

“When I first came to Fordham University in 2018, I never imagined that I would be involved in something as important as Fordham Dance Marathon and The B+ Foundation. It has been such an honor to help our B+ Heroes...

The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation
The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation

We are excited to announce that we have 9 SPOTS AVAILABLE on our 2021 TCS New York City Marathon team! The race will take place in New York City on Sunday, November 7, 2021🏃

By joining our team for this once in...

Notes from Joe

B+ Supports Global Research

Happy Memorial Day to our readers in the U.S.  Please take a moment today to reflect on the ultimate sacrifice given by so many for our country.  #NeverForgotten ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Global Research Initiative As I have shared in the past, The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation...

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B+ Heroes

B+ Family Assistance Program Last Friday, we did our weekly review of Family Assistance applications and we issued 70 checks.  If you haven't been there, you just cannot imagine the tremendous value of this assistance...practically-speaking, lessening the financial...

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Students Rock!

Over the past two weeks, three of our larger schools have held B+ events on their campuses.  Our student partners have done an AMAZING job navigating through a full school year of pandemic and never quitting on our kids.  I have so much admiration for these students....

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The B+ Foundation has fundamentally changed my life and the way I see things. Being a part of such a wonderful organization and being able to bring happiness to kids whose lives are harder than they should be is absolutely humbling. – Alyssa F.

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