WHY WE SPIN
We Spin Because...
children will be diagnosed with cancer each school day
of federal cancer research funding is dedicated to childhood cancer research
children will die each week from pediatric cancer
The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation® honors the memory of Andrew, a 14-year-old athlete and ‘A’ student from Wilmington, Delaware. January 27, 2007, Andrew helped lead his team to victory in a Pennsylvania state championship soccer tournament. Within 48 hours, he was in cardiac arrest. The diagnosis was AML Leukemia. The prognosis was grim. In fact, doctors didn’t expect Andrew to live through the night. Amazingly, Andrew fought for 167 days before going to Heaven on July 14, 2007.
The B+ Foundation at Alabama is a year-long fundraising effort culminating in a six-hour Spin-A-Thon each fall at The University of Alabama. In our efforts to support The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation, The B+ Foundation at Alabama strives to instill hope in the lives of those affected by childhood cancer.