ALL cancers are bad and while I appreciate what breast cancer groups have done to further discovery in breast cancer, I don’t want any other Mom to live through what I’m living through – the loss of their child to cancer.
Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) June 10, 2013
In light of a prominent breast cancer organization’s recent announcement of canceled three day walks in seven major cities, The B+ Foundation is now inviting those cities to join the fight against childhood cancer by spearheading fundraisers in their area.
Chris McDonough, Co-Founder of The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation has a very unique perspective. She lived in the hospital with her son, Andrew, for nearly six months as he battled leukemia. And now, she’s battling cancer herself. Yet, she still maintains that kids should come first in the fight for cancer research funding.
The McDonough family started The B+ Foundation after their son and brother, Andrew, died from leukemia at the age of 14. The B+ Foundation is committed to fighting childhood cancer by funding research and providing assistance to families of kids with cancer. The B+ Foundation is now one of the largest grantors of assistance to families of kids with cancer in the United States.
Chris McDonough is now in another battle with cancer having been diagnosed with breast cancer this past spring. Chris said “ALL cancers are bad and while I appreciate what breast cancer groups have done to further discovery in breast cancer, I don’t want any other Mom to live through what I’m living through – the loss of their child to cancer. With limited funds, we have to prioritize and it’s time to put kids first.” Less than 4% of federal cancer research funding is allocated to childhood cancer research.
To that end, The B+ Foundation is looking to coordinate with passionate people in Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Phoenix, San Francisco, Tampa, and Washington, DC – the cities that just lost breast cancer walks – to bring a B+ fundraiser to their city.
“Call or email me. You’ve shown a passion to wanting to make a difference. I want to speak with you about protecting our most precious resource – our kids,” said Chris.
For more information about how to work with The B+ Foundation and join the fight against childhood cancer, please contact Chris directly at Chris(at)BePositive(dot)org or 302-654-6207. To find out more about The B+ Foundation, please visit http://www.bepositive.org.
Please visit the following link to view the powerful video by Chris. https://bit.ly/KidsComeFirst
About The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation
The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation honors the memory of Andrew McDonough, a 14-year-old athlete and 'A' student from Wilmington, Delaware. Andrew went from playing four soccer games on Saturday in January 2007 to cardiac arrest and a diagnosis of leukemia and sepsis just 48 hours later. Andrew’s blood type and the family’s motto was, and continues to be, “B+” … “Be Positive”. Andrew went to Heaven on July 14, 2007 due to complications from the leukemia. The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation was started in 2007. Currently, The B+ Foundation funds critical childhood cancer research provides financial assistance to families of children with cancer and spreads the “Be Positive” message while raising awareness for childhood cancers.