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 »

DecodingCancer.org

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 28th Annual Steven A. Cox Charity Classic

Monday, October 2, 2017
Join friends, family, and some special guests as we gather to benefit...Read more »

The 12th Annual Atlantic City Electric Golf Classic

Monday, September 18, 2017
Join us at the 8th Annual Atlantic City Electric Golf Classic at Galloway National Golf Club... Read more »

Mayala Southern

Malaya Southern

Malaya Southern was diagnosed with breast cancer days before Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast and months before her wedding. With the development of her treatment plan delayed and complicated by the aftermath of the storm, she decided to visit the Cancer Institute of New Jersey for her treatment.

Diagnosed as Stage IV triple negative, she began chemotherapy on December 20, 2012. Given her situation, she and her fiancé, Sean, were married in front of friends and family on Dec. 29 so that he could be with her as she went through treatment. The two have scheduled a larger wedding for June 20.

After treatment initially showed signs of progress, new growth developed in May of 2013. Malaya is currently between clinical trials developed through the Precision Medicine initiative at The Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

A member of a local roller derby team but unable to compete, Malaya shares her passion for the sport as a bench coach and by serving on the league’s board while also assisting with planning and fundraising.

She has participated in numerous breast cancer fundraising walks and continues to share her story to help others.

She works as a sales associate for a financial services company, and plans to continue working throughout her treatment.

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