Mission: In addition to furthering the "B+" (Be Positive) legacy of the Foundation's 14 year old namesake, the Foundation aims to meet the financial and moral support needs of the families of children with cancer nationwide. Additionally, the Foundation aims to find and fund the most breakthrough technology in 'smart chemotherapy' and appropriate (and perhaps less well-known) pediatric cancer research.
Results: In just over 3 years, The B+ Foundation has awarded a $250,000 childhood cancer research grant to the Nemours Center for Childhood Cancer Research.
Additionally, The B+ Foundation has financially assisted families in 47 states with over $625,000.
Programs: Family assistance- provides financial assistance and emotional support to families with children battling cancer.
research- provides funding for research for cures and advancements in chemotherapy for childhood cancer.
awareness & advocacy- to increase support and awareness of childhood cancer; to spread the "b+" message and inspire the children and their families who are fighting childhood cancer.
I met Joe McDonough at the beginning of 2011. I was impressed by his devotion and dedication to helping fight kids cancer. His compassion and empathy for families going through an unimaginably difficult and life-changing experience is genuine. In a few short years, the B+ Foundation has done good work to heighten public awareness of childhood cancer and been a leader to help educate, raise funds and work towards better treatment and funding and hopefully one day eradicating this disease.
The B+ Foundation is a great organization! I'm wasn't a huge soccer fan but I am now thanks to Andrew. His story touched me through my boyfriend who played soccer against Andrew. Following Andrews death I got the chance to meet his father at a Student Government meeting and really became interested in this foundation and helped promote it to my family, friends, and people who just asked about his t-shirts I was wearing. I went to Florida and had people ask me about my t-shirt and I was surely happy to tell Andrew's story. Not only does the B+ Foundation have a great meaning behind their logo, but they have helped so many cancer children and their families! I highly suggest getting to know this foundation and becoming a part of the fun!!