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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

"Andrew was 3 years old in this picture when we went to Disney World. Andrew LOVED all of the Disney characters! Even though Minnie Mouse was probably his favorite, he’s pictured here with Pluto. We have a video of Andrew finally seeing Minnie at the...

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

We’re nearly ONE MONTH away from the 13th Annual B+ 5K Run/Walk Fighting Childhood Cancer! Have you registered yet?

Join us on June 19th at Salesianum School, Andrew's high school, to make a difference in the fight against #ChildhoodCancer....

Notes from Joe

Delaware Senate Passes HB 23!

Thanks to the efforts of former Charter School of Wilmington student Minnie Proud initiating a bill (HB 23) with Kim Williams State Representative, 19th District, I had the privilege of speaking to the Delaware General Assembly about childhood cancer, The Andrew...

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“Kids” of All Ages Making a Difference!

Rockin' NYC! The New York City B+ Chapter of young professionals held their 5th Annual Gala on Saturday night.  What an amazing night.  Once again, it was SOLD OUT with 400 people in attendance.  What is so cool to me is that probably 150 of them or so partnered with...

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Research Update & B+ 5k

Research Update While most people like to hear the heartwarming family assistance stories that we are able to share - and for good reason - I get really geeked up about the research that The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation is funding as well.  I don't want any more...

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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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