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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

HAVE YOU HEARD?! The B+ Running Team is heading to Savannah, GA for the Rock 'n' Roll Marathon Series on November 7, 2020 and WE WANT YOU to join 👟

Sign up by March 1st (or while spots last) and raise a...

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

On Monday, our President and Co-Founder Joe visited one of our research grant recipients, Dr. Jeff Skolnick, at his lab in Atlanta, GA at Georgia Tech. Dr. Skolnick’s research is on a novel approach to treating Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas (DIPG) which is a type...

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Research, Refunds, & Running!

Research Update While it is certainly much more complicated than discussing family assistance stories, I really get excited (and I hope you do as well) with the investments that we make in cutting-edge childhood cancer research.  In our last grant cycle, we awarded...

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Great Progress in 2019!

This B+ Hero's face says it all.  We're making progress for our brave bosses - the innocent kids battling cancer.  But, we're not done. Thanks to your support, The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation is the largest provider of financial assistance to families of kids with...

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Holidays in the Childhood Cancer World

It's been a busy month of December!  Thank you all for kicking the month off so strongly with #GivingTuesday.  We raised almost $100,000!  That money is very much needed and goes out the door very fast. I will have final totals for you after the close of the month,...

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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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