September 3rd is a very important day forÂ Bella Thorne.Â
This afternoon, the former Disney Channel actress is lending her support to theÂ B+ FoundationÂ to support their #24ForACure campaign.
Today isn’t just an ordinary day for Bella, the lateÂ Andrew McDonough,Â and his family and friends. McDonough would have been celebrating his 24th birthday.
Andrew, a 14-year-old athlete and â€˜Aâ€™ student from Wilmington, Delaware, helped lead his team to victory in a Pennsylvania state championship soccer tournament on January 27, 2007. Within 48 hours, he was in cardiac arrest and given the diagnosis of AML Leukemia. The prognosis was grim and doctors didnâ€™t expect Andrew to live through the night. Amazingly, Andrew fought for 167 days before going to heaven on July 14, 2007.
It is in Andrewâ€™s honor that the B+ Foundation was formed with the goals of providing financial help to families of children with cancer, supporting childhood cancer research, advocating for more funding and spreading the B+ message: â€œItâ€™s not a grade. Itâ€™s an attitude.” The Andrew McDonough B+ Foundation honors the memory of Andrew and his B+ blood type became the perfect message â€” BE POSITIVE â€” to reflect how he lived his life and how he inspired others to do the same. Throughout his illness, Andrew inspired thousands to B+ and “Live Like Andrew.”
BellaÂ and everyone atÂ Celeb SecretsÂ encourages fans to fight childhood cancer by donating $24 in honor of Andrew’s birthday. Supporters can use Venmo to send their donation using the following link:Â https://venmo.com/bepositivefdn.