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Rollercoaster

The Rollercoaster Ride When we were in the hospital, we were warned that the ‘journey’ was going to be like a rollercoaster with many ups and downs. For the record, I really don’t like rollercoasters. I wanted our ride to only go up. But, as you know, that’s not what...

Fun for Our B+ Heroes

Smiles on the Kids’ Faces We’ve had some cool experiences to highlight for some of our B+ Heroes.  On Saturday August18th, the DelVal BMW Club held their annual B+ Day at the Track at New Jersey Motorsports Park in Millville, NJ.  The kids – and...

Our Families Need Your Help!

The B+ Family Assistance Program In the past two weeks alone, I’ve signed over 150 checks to help families of a child with cancer avoid eviction, keep their car so that they can take their child to the hospital for chemo, purchase necessary medicine that...

Andrew…and More!

  Andrew – my HERO! It’s taken me 10 days to write this and I apologize for that.  Ten days ago marked the 11th ‘anniversary’ of my son’s passing.  Kids just should NOT die!  Under any circumstances.  It’s just not right.  And,...

From the 49th State to the 1st State

The Last Frontier A year ago this week, The Today Show did a nice feature on The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation and we were stunned when they presented us with a free cruise to Alaska!  Last week, we got a chance to experience the trip of a lifetime.  We want to thank...

Historic Childhood Cancer News!

The STAR Act is Signed into Law!!! Yesterday, the STAR Act, the most comprehensive piece of childhood cancer legislation ever introduced in the United States Congress, was signed into law!  STAR stands for Survivorship, Treatment, Access, and Research.  There is still...

Congratulations Dr. Ali McDonough!

My update today is not about childhood cancer per se, but about a young lady who has done a lot in the battle against childhood cancer – a Co-Founder of The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation – Ali McDonough. After 21 years of school, 10 of which followed the...

Heartwarming Updates

I’m always humbled and appreciative of the wide array of support that we receive in our efforts to help families of kids with cancer and fund cutting-edge research.  It really energizes me to see that so many people, from so many walks of life CARE!  To give you...

Advocating for the Kids!

Making Our Voices Heard This year, we had the largest contingent of B+ families join me for “Action Days” on Capitol Hill.  Action Days are sponsored by the Alliance for Childhood Cancer, a collaboration of about 25 different organizations, including The...