SCOTCH PLAINS, NJ -- Union Catholic’s Student Movement Against Cancer (SMAC) and Student Council came together in October to bring more awareness and raise funds for Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

The school held four Pink Out tag days, and opened up a virtual dedication wall that spread hope and love to our community, with the purpose of celebrating those who have fought and honoring those who have passed away from breast cancer.

“It was so uplifting for Union Catholic’s entire community – including students, faculty, staff, alumni, and family members – to get involved with this Pink Out,’’ said Mike Conte, SMAC’s moderator.

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The UC community raised $1,333, which was split evenly amongst the following four organizations: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, SHARE, The Rose Center For Breast Health Excellence, and Cancer Schmancer.

“UC SMAC feels very strongly that education and prevention are so important in the fight against cancer,’’ said Conte. “And we were inspired by how much the research done at Dana-Farber helps so many people, the empowering work of SHARE in medically-underserved communities, the advocacy and accessibility services provided by The Rose, and our connection to the mission and spirit of Fran Drescher’s Cancer Schmancer Foundation.’’