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Fox Chase Taco Night at Hope Lodge

Nurses from a range of departments at Fox Chase Cancer Center recently came together to put on a taco night for guests staying at the nearby AstraZeneca Hope Lodge of the American Cancer Society. Hope Lodge offers lodging at no cost for out-of-area cancer patients being treated in the Philadelphia area.

Spearheaded by Colleen Sherman, RN, and chair of nursing professional development council, a group of 15 nurses volunteered to prepare chicken and beef tacos with all the fixings, taco soup, salads, and desserts. They served dinner to a group of about 40 people.

“It was wonderful — the guests were so appreciative,” Sherman said. “It’s just nice for them to have one less thing to worry about.”

It also allowed the volunteers to interact with the guests in a different atmosphere, where they could chat and learn more about each other outside of a medical setting.

Due to the dinner’s success, Sherman is already planning another to be held in the fall.