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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

"This past year, University of Delaware Gymnastics Club was given the honor of being paired with our B+ Hero, Emily! As the Team Rep, I knew it was my responsibility to make sure that our team not only formed a strong bond with Emily and...

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

Over the weekend, the Delaware Valley BMW Club hosted some of our B+ Hero families at New Jersey Motorsports Park - NJMP for a day of fun! B+ Heroes, siblings and parents had the opportunity to take part in parade laps around the track with...

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Exciting Research Update!

Something for everybody...some people like chocolate ice cream, some people vanilla.  Some people only want to read about family assistance, and some people are only concerned with research.  For those of you interested in research, today's update is for you!  Here's...

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YOU Make the Difference!

Mo is a 13 year old boy who has been battling cancer since he was 9 months old.  Mo has been diagnosed with 3 different types of cancer - retinoblastoma, osteosarcoma, and most recently, sinus sarcoma, and it has now spread to his lungs.  Mo's Mom is a single parent...

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Changing the World in Andrew’s Name

Well, July is just about over.  And, as much as I like the summer, July is always a tough month for my family and me since July 14th is the anniversary of Andrew's passing.  Thank you all for the kind comments.  This might come as a surprise to you, but when you lose...

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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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