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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

For this week’s #StudentSpotlight, we’re highlighting Kristen E., an upcoming senior at Fordham University who has been involved with Fordham Dance Marathon throughout her college years. Kristen has raised over $1,000 this summer through an impressive running fundraiser she spearheaded through social...

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

“On March 24th, 2019, I met the one and only superstar and my sorority Gamma Phi Beta at University of Delaware’s B+ Hero, Lilly. It was my first year at UDance and my adrenaline was through the roof when it was finally time for me...

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HEROES!

I'm sorry that I haven't posted in a few weeks, but it's not due to a lack of activity.  Unfortunately, childhood cancer NEVER takes a break...not for COVID-19, not for anything. I want to give huge shout-outs to local B+ Heroes Emily Higgins and Riley Jadick who...

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We Should Be Running Tonight!

We wish we could be together today for the 14th Annual B+ 5k BUT we hope you will join us on our new rescheduled date. Sign up and join us on Sunday, November 1st at Salesianum School and help make the 14th year the best one yet! Create a team, join a team or sign up...

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You Make Such a Difference!

I hope everyone in B+ Nation is staying safe and doing well.  I thank you for your continued support because, now more than ever, our families of kids need you.  I want to share with you two thank-you notes sent in to you.  You make it possible! "Words cannot begin to...

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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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