B+ HeroesKids Fighting and Surviving Cancer
Andrew is the Original B+ Hero
For the way he lived his life, for the way he battled against the odds, and for the way he continues to inspire thousands, Andrew is our Hero.
And we believe that every child who has battled cancer, or is still in the fight, is a Hero — a B+ Hero.
We honor each child, and their siblings, so that everyone knows how special they are.
B+ Heroes ARE Special
When possible, Joe visits kids in the hospital to deliver a B+ medal in person along with other B+ gear and items to make their hospital stay more bearable.
When the B+ Heroes are feeling well enough, they are invited to participate in a number of B+ events, such as events on college campuses and our B+ 5K. Some of the most well-received opportunities are when we pair our B+ Heroes with college fraternities, sororities, sports teams and other student groups. It’s a great experience for everyone involved. B+ Heroes have been “adopted” by these groups, enjoying get-togethers, outings and just hanging out.
If you or someone you know, anywhere across the country, deserves to be a B+ Hero, please contact us. It’s a small gesture that we hope will bring a smile.
“So many of our patients have depended upon the financial support from B+ as well as the emotional support that our B+ Heroes get from the sororities and fraternities they are matched with.”-- Rachel G., RN
Some of Our B+ Heroes
Mahlai is 5 years old! She loves dancing, princesses and apploes. When Mahlai grows up she wants to help people. Mahlai was diagnosed with both T Cell and B Cell Leukemia at just 4 years old. Mahlai is paired with Alpha Sigma Tau at New York University through The B+ Heroes Program.
B+ Hero Leon fought Osteosarcoma, bone cancer, for nearly 3.5 years until passing away at 13 years-old. Leon was so much more than his cancer. He’s a joker who loved to squirt Andrew’s Dad with the water gun. He’s smart and sensitive. He’s a sled hockey player and an exceptional violinist. He’s a friend, a brother, and a son. Leon was also a fraternity brother of Sigma Nu at The University of Delaware through The B+ Heroes Program. Leon fought hard to raise awareness and funds to fight childhood cancer through “Leon’s Team” at The B+ 5K. His family and friends continue to honor him through this effort.
Hayden loved to swim, dance and play princess with her friends. When she grows up, Hayden wants to be a chef and own her own restaurant. Hayden was diagnosed with Retinoblastoma at just 4 years old. Through The B+ Heroes Program, Hayden is paired with The University of Delaware Women’s Lacrosse team.