Val Skinner Foundation

LIFE Event

The LIFE Event mission is to continue to help eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease...Read more »

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey is the state's first and only National Cancer...Read more »

A visionary group of breast cancer advocates, experts and educators join forces to support the study of cancer in the classroom with a deeply engaging program created for high school students, parents, and teachers...Read more »

The 29th Annual Steven A. Cox Charity Classic

Monday, October 1, 2018
Join friends, family, and some special guests as we gather to benefit...Read more »

The 13th Annual Atlantic City Electric Golf Classic

Monday, September 17, 2018
Join us at the 13th Annual Atlantic City Electric Golf Classic at Galloway National Golf Club... Read more »

Aimee Parani

Amiee Parani

Aimee Parani and her husband, Chris, were overjoyed to learn that their second child, due in August 2013, would be a girl. A day later, her doctor called to tell Aimee she had breast cancer.

After initially being told by doctors in Florida that she would need to terminate the pregnancy to treat the cancer, Aimee and her family, which included Chris and four-year-old Gregory, moved home to New Jersey, searched for new doctors and endured months of specialized cancer treatment before giving birth to a healthy Paige Virginia Parani in August of 2013.

During the ordeal, Aimee was treated at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey by Dr. Deborah Toppmeyer. She underwent five months of chemotherapy during her pregnancy and a double mastectomy and reconstruction just weeks after giving birth.

The Paranis are a shining example of the work being done at RCINJ. They have recently shared their story with the Courier News in central New Jersey as well as other media outlets in the area.

The family owns a coffee shop in St. Thomas, Virgin Islands, but remains in New Jersey with family as Aimee continues treatment for cancer.

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