We’re helping kids fight cancer through…
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.
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!
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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Notes from Joe
Our Partners I gave a brief talk last week at the national conference of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers (APOSW) in Austin, TX. The pediatric oncology Social Workers are truly our partners in our B+ Family Assistance Program. They are our eyes and...read more
It was so fitting that I watched Monday's NCAA Men's Basketball Championship game at my hotel in Tuscaloosa, AL after a talk I gave at the University of Alabama. Our partners at Alabama celebrated a National Championship in football in January and now I was watching...read more
The U.S. Senate Passes The STAR Act! Yesterday, the STAR Act, the most comprehensive childhood cancer bill ever introduced, was PASSED in the Senate by "Unanimous Consent". This is HUGE! The Alliance for Childhood Cancer, of which The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation...read more
“Of all the charities and organizations that I have participated in over the years, B+ is far and away the most inspirational.” – Dan B
We are looking forward to sharing this meaningful evening as we celebrate life, fight childhood cancer, and Be Positive.
12th Annual B+ 5K Run/Walk!
Date: June 20th, 2018
Location: Wilmington, DE
REGISTRATION BEGINS: 5:00pm
START TIME: 6:45pm
LOCATION: Salesianum School
1801 N. Broom St.,
COURSE: Starts and finishes at Salesianum School
RUNNERS AND WALKERS OF ALL AGES ARE INVITED TO JOIN US
B+ 5K T-SHIRTS FOR FIRST 1,500 REGISTERED ONLINE
POST-RACE REFRESHMENTS AND PRIZES
PRIZES FOR “MOST MONEY RAISED” AND “BIGGEST TEAM”
RECOGNITION OF CHILDHOOD CANCER SURVIVORS
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.