H42 Day is April 2nd!

H42 Day is April 2nd!

Tuesday, April 2nd, is the fourth annual “Hope 42 Day”!!! Help us celebrate by supporting Hope for Two’s network connecting women who are currently pregnant with cancer with other women who have experienced a similar cancer diagnosis.  Since 1997, we have provided information, hope, and support to more than 2,000 women from all 50 U.S. States and the District of Columbia as well as over 51 different countries. 
Hope for Two operates through donations and the work of our volunteer support women.  Your “Hope 42 Day” donation funds our website and provides care packages for each Hope for Two patient.  But, most importantly, your donation guarantees that we reach and support even more women who are diagnosed with cancer while pregnant.
Our goal this year is to raise $42,000.  In the spirit of “Hope 42 Day,” consider making a donation of $4.20, $42, $420, or even $4,200!  Any donation is welcome and greatly appreciated.
Please help make this year’s “Hope 42 Day” the most successful to date!!!  Click here to support Hope for Two: https://www.facebook.com/donate/514751592263100/.  Your donation today will help us continue providing women diagnosed with cancer while pregnant with information, support and hope.
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Thank you to everyone who supported Hope for Two’s 20th Anniversary fundraising event


From the bottom of our hearts, we thank all of our generous donors who attended and supported Hope for Two’s 20th Anniversary fundraising event on April 27th in Buffalo, NY! We truly hope you all had a fantastic time!

We’d love to hear from those of you who joined us- please share your insights and/or pictures from the event by emailing info@hopefortwo.org or posting to our Facebook page!


Thank You “Rocking with Hope for Two” Sponsors and Attendees:

The Board of Directors of Hope for Two…The Pregnant with Cancer Network wish to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who attended and donated to our Rocking with Hope for Two 20th Anniversary Celebration fundraising event at Asbury Hall in Buffalo, NY on April 27. It was a tremendous success again this year! The generous support of our donors and sponsors enables us to continue to see growth in our ability to meet the needs of women diagnosed with cancer during pregnancy. We are able to support these women and their families by connecting them with a volunteer support woman, providing updated information and offering hope at such a challenging time. Thank you for allowing us to continue fulfilling the needs of so many women and being part of that support!

We would like to extend a special thank you to the following sponsors:

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James and Cheryl Swiezy
Maureen and Dick Robinson

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John W. Murray

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Music By:

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Michael Bly

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Michael DiSanto & Ali Critelli

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Jim and Carol Byrne

Cancer Counseling Service

Rick and Sheila Lyons

The Zenger Group

ADPRO Sports

Buffalo Professional Firefighters
Association – Local 282

Buffalo Iron League Hockey

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Edward P. O’Brien III, MD

Rand Capital Corporation

Sheila Radwan,
State Farm Agent

Buffalo Professional Firefighters
Association – Local 282
Recording Secretary,
Bobby Carnevale

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Mimi Dow

William C. Grossman Law, PLLC

Iskalo Development Corp.

Glen and Kelly Kinderman

Phyllis and Eric Komroy

Richard J. Robinson Jr.
Insurance Agency

Michael and Shannon Martin

Breast Cancer Network
of WNY

Maureen’s Wholesale Flowers

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Keller Brothers & Miller, Inc.

Mosey for Surrogate

Marty and Susan
Musialowski & Family

Richard Schaus

Stacey Watt

Zonta Club of Kenmore

Donohue Law Offices

Northeast Diversification, Inc.

Mac’s on Hertel

Ilio diPaolo’s

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Beth Young Massage

Bomi Jewelers

Buffalo Bills

Buffalo Sabres

Congressman Brian Higgins

David Tiftickjian and Sons

Frank Lloyd Wright
Darwin Martin House

Frankie Primos +39 Restaurant

Hutch’s Restaurant

Mercado Restaurant

Midtown Kitchen

John W. Murray

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Osteria Restaurant

Queen City Roller Girls

Reeds Jewelers

Remington Tavern and
Seafood Exchange

Riverworks Restaurant

Maureen and Dick Robinson

Sheas Performing
Arts Center

SoHo Burger Bar

Tempo Restaurant

The Mansion on Delaware

TLC Limousine

Tony Walker & Co.

Villagio Restaurant


New Resource Guide From Living Beyond Breast Cancer

New Resource Guide From Living Beyond Breast Cancer

To support the more than 1,000 women per year in the U.S. who are pregnant and have breast cancer at the same time, Living Beyond Breast Cancer has published a new brochure: Breast Cancer InFocus: Breast Cancer During Pregnancy. Women who have experienced breast cancer during pregnancy contributed their stories and photos to this publication. Visit LBBC.ORG to view the guide and order a free copy.

LBBC thanks Hope for Two…The Pregnant with Cancer Network for their help with this guide.


Breast Feeding after Receiving Chemotherapy During Pregnancy

Breast Feeding after Receiving Chemotherapy During Pregnancy

By: Elyce Cardonick, MD (published in Hopeline newsletter Fall 2013)

Many women ask about the safety of breast feeding after a pregnancy complicated by cancer. Let me start by saying that if you do require any chemotherapy postpartum, unfortunately breast feeding is not advised once you start treatment. There are case reports of children having neutropenia (low white counts) after receiving breast milk while a mother was receiving Cytoxan. There is not much information on the quantity of other types of chemotherapy in breast milk, but it is not advised.