AJ Sepulveda is always thinking of ways to help those in need.

This past fall, the junior at Union Catholic helped organize a drive to collect hats, scarves, and toothbrushes that were donated by members of UC's Student Movement Against Cancer (SMAC) to the St. Joseph Social Services Center in Elizabeth.

And then last week, Sepulveda delivered 20 chemotherapy comfort bags to the Steeplechase Cancer Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Somerset. The contents of the bags were donated by members of SMAC.  

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The idea for the chemotherapy comfort bags came from Sepulveda.

"I wanted to do something for cancer patients because my grandmother had cancer and I wanted to find a way to give to people who are going through it and make a difference,'' said Sepulveda. "Hopefully small things like this can make an impact. I want to try to continue doing things like this to help more people.''  

Mr. Mike Conte, the SMAC Club moderator at UC, is proud of Sepulveda for coming up with the idea of the chemotherapy comfort bags, and is very impressed with how members of SMAC pitched in. 

"It was great to see the members of the Student Movement Against Cancer respond so abundantly to provide some comfort to those fighting cancer right now,'' said Mr. Conte. "AJ's idea is a great way for SMAC to help people in the thick of it, and I'm so proud of him for carrying out this plan so well.''