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NAHS Swim Team to Compete for Brenton's Hope

Nazareth Area High School's swim team will collect donations -- and wear special colors -- for Brenton's Hope during a meet against Freedom High School.

NAHS Swim Team to Compete for Brenton's Hope

Nazareth Area High School's swim team will collect donations -- and don special-colored suits -- for Brenton's Hope during a meet against Freedom High School on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Brenton’s Hope was inspired by Brenton J. Krouse. The 11-year-old from Bushkill Township lost his battle against  T-cell acute lymphoblastic leukemia on June 1, 2009.

The non-profit organization was founded in April 2011. The organization -- headed by Brenton's mother, Louise -- helps raise childhood cancer awareness and funds for local families facing the hardships of a childhood cancer diagnosis.

The swim team will be wear blue and orange bathing suits (blue for childhood cancer awareness and orange for leukemia awareness).

In addition to accepting monetary donations, the team will chance gift baskets and donate proceeds made from selling snack-stand food, bracelets, shoestrings and t-shirts.

The meet starts at 4 p.m. in the Nazareth Area Middle School natatorium.

The swim team has previously gone pink for the American Cancer Society and camo for the Wounded Warrior Project.

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