Featured B+ Hero of the Week
I’d like to introduce you to 9 year old Teeolah. Teeolah is recovering from brain surgery that she had for her cancer in August. Unfortunately, she developed a syndrome which has rendered her mute and she is unable to eat by mouth. Teeolah’s Mom and brother (seen in the picture) have put all of their household belongings into storage and are now staying at the local Ronald McDonald House. Please keep Teeolah and her family in your prayers. Thanks to your generosity, The B+ Foundation has been able to provide much needed assistance to this family.
Childhood Cancer – It’s More Common Than You Think
Sarah, one of the student organizers of our event at New York University, bravely told a bit of her story in a very powerful video for a class project. When she was 9 years old, she was diagnosed with a walnut-sized brain tumor. I hope you’ll take a few minutes to watch this very powerful video that Sarah made. Sarah, thank you for your courage and voice.
It’s That Time of Year – United Way Time!
If your (your parents’) employer organizes a United Way employee giving campaign, please keep The B+ Foundation and our kids in your thoughts and plans. Locally, our United Way “write-in” numbers are as follows:
UW Delaware — #11776
UW Southeastern PA — #47481
We also receive donations from generous supporters through the UW of Maryland, NJ, So Carolina, San Diego, and many other chapters around the country. Please just write in “The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation” and tax id # (42-1741037) on your form.
If your employer runs an independent campaign like so many companies due in lieu of the United Way, please keep our kids in mind. You enable us to help families of kids with cancer in 240 hospitals around the country!!!
- Kensington International Business High School in Philadelphia will be holding their Mini-Golf Tournament for adults tomorrow. The B+ Foundation is one of the beneficiaries. For me information, please contact me at Joe@LiveLikeAndrew.org
- LaSalle University in Philadelphia’s Panhellenic Council will be hosting their “2nd Annual B+ Halloween 5k” on campus this coming Sunday (10/26) at 10am. Please come out and join us. It was a blast last year.
- For the 3rd year in a row, the University of Delaware Club Ice Hockey team is hosting a B+ game and fundraiser. There will be raffles and jerseys will be auctioned off. Expect a great game, too, as the Blue Hens take on the Nittany Lions of Penn State. Game time is 7pm on Sat. Nov. 1st at the Rust Arena on the UD campus.
Congratulations to the UDance students at Delaware who had a very successful Rave Run last night, the University of Michigan (Alpha Phi) who hosted a B+ fundraiser earlier in the week, and JoanieFit who raised awareness and money for us last week with Kickboxing classes in Delaware. Thank you all!!!
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