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

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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. 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

🌟TESTIMONIAL TUESDAY🌟

"I wanted to attend University of Delaware so I could be a part of UDance! My family has been touched by childhood cancer, so going into college, I knew that I wanted to help families both financially and emotionally...

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

Yesterday, New York University students held their 8th annual (virtual) dance marathon, NYDM, and revealed raising $526,600.27 for our B+ Heroes 🎉 ⁣

Despite a challenging and completely virtual year, their support and dedication to the kids never wavered!

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Notes from Joe

Exciting Research News!

Exciting B+ Research Reveals Discovery The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation is proud to be one of the funders of the great work being done in the lab of Dr. Greg Friedman at the University of Alabama-Birmingham. As you may have seen on global media, exciting discoveries...

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Live Like Andrew Today!

As I posted last week, I was blessed with the opportunity to hold my grandson, Luke Andrew, for the very first time.  I literally had tears in my eyes - of happiness. But, stepping back, I do have to wonder about this world that he is entering.  As you know, I work...

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Welcome Andrew’s Nephew!!!

A New Member of B+ Nation!!! After 23 days in the NICU, I finally got a chance to meet and hold my first grandson when he was discharged this week.  World, please meet Luke Andrew...nice first name and really good middle name, huh?  😉  I'm sure that his Uncle Andrew...

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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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