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Fifth grade students from Brookwood Forest served dinner at Hope Lodge.
Brookwood Forest Elementary fifth grade students served dinner to guests of the American Cancer Society’s Hope Lodge on March 29 in conjunction with their Relay For Life fundraising efforts.
Hope Lodge in Birmingham is a free temporary place to stay for patients and loved ones when cancer treatments are not in the families’ hometowns. Hope Lodge provides a nurturing home-like environment where guests can heal and relax between cancer treatments.
The students provided multiple entrees including fried chicken, barbecue, lasagna, pasta and ham. Students’ families supplied a kitchen full of sides, desserts and drinks for the honorees to enjoy.
Students joined families and patients during dinner, and patients expressed gratitude to both parents and students. Students in BWF fifth grade have conducted lemonade stands, bake sales and other events to support their Relay for Life fundraising efforts.Relay for Life event and fundraiser for the American Cancer Society was held April 20 at Spartan Stadium at Mountain Brook High School. Fifth Grade Teachers at BWF are Tiffany Marron, Brooke Sullivan, Julie Hudson and Jennifer Hendrix