Capitol Hill Lobbying

The STAR Act Yesterday, about 150 families from across the country descended on Washington, DC to tell our stories to our elected officials and their staffers.  This is all part of the Alliance for Childhood Cancer “Action Days”.  The Alliance is a select...

North Star/Starboard Black Tags/B+ 5k

Thank you, North Star Elementary School (DE) for hosting your annual “Movie Night” last night.  It is always a pleasure to join you and I’m so glad that you got to hear from B+ Hero Megan O’Rourke and her Mom.  I was amazed this morning when I...

Exciting Research News!!!

In collaboration with Solving Kids’ Cancer, a NYC-based organization, The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation is pleased to announce that we have co-funded some amazing and extremely promising research into treatment options for High Grade Gliomas (HGG). As you may...

National Super Hero Day!

Today is National Super Hero Day! Not all Super Heroes wear capes, but sometimes, ours do! These kids are just SO inspiring!  They rarely ever complain.  They just courageously deal with it.  And, when I say ‘these kids’, I mean the brothers and sisters as...

Busy, busy week!

Kids Helping Kids Fight Cancer Momentum is building… I’m so flattered and honored that so many young people want to help us fight childhood cancer. In the last 9 days, I have given 30 talks at Chapman University (CA), UCLA, USC, the College of Charleston, Villanova...

Easter Week

B+ Heroes Let’s start with a shout-out to B+ Hero, Christian, who will be undergoing surgery tomorrow.  Please keep Christian and his family in your prayers. And, for those of you in/near Delaware, a Celebration of Leon Huhn’s Life will be held on Fri....

10th Annual B+ 5k Site is LIVE

I really cannot believe that this will be our 10th Annual B+ 5k Run/Walk – WED June 15th.  The first B+ 5k was held when we were in the hospital; just a month before Andrew went to Heaven.  It’s so hard to believe. I’m really proud of what all of you...

B+ Hero Leon

Please read what Ali shared today on FB: With broken hearts we share with you that 13-year-old B+ Hero Leon passed away yesterday afternoon. Leon bravely battled Osteosarcoma, bone cancer, since October 2012. Despite chemotherapy, radiation, and surgeries, the cancer...

How many children’s funerals are too many?

Q.  How many children’s funerals are too many? A.  1 It’s NOT a difficult question.  KIDS SHOULD NOT DIE!  It’s really simple. In the last 4 days, I have attended 2 memorial services for 2 young people who died of cancer.  Last Friday, I was...