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Bethlehem, Pa., February 9, 2010— MTV’s Nick Brown will be visiting Moravian College to speak about how he dealt with losing a close friend to cancer while filming The Real World: Hollywood . His talk will be held Tuesday, February 16 at 7 p.m. in Prosser Auditorium, Haupert Union Building. Admission is free of charge and the public is welcome to attend. Brown was a member of the cast of the popular MTV’sreality show which premiered in June, 2008.
Throughout The Real World: Hollywood season, Brown had an internship at Movies.com where he met reporter Brandon Schantz. For more than six weeks, Brown worked closely with Schantz, who believed he had wiped out a grapefruit-sized tumor in his chest with chemotherapy after he was diagnosed with lymphoma in spring 2007. Schantz continued treatment while working for Movies.com. In an episode toward the end of the season, Schantz assisted Brown in conducting an on-camera interview with movie reviewers. It was after Brown’s interviews that Schantz revealed he had cancer and was traveling to New York City to do a cancer-awareness commercial. By the episode’s end, Schantz had been hospitalized because of a relapse and tragically passed away. Brown’s other reality TV appearances include The Duel 2, and The Ruins. He continues Schantz’s legacy through charities, foundations and scholarships created by his friends and family.
Prosser Auditorium is located in the Haupert Union Building, near the corner of Locust and Monocacy Street in Bethlehem. This event is sponsored by IMPACT. For more information, call 610-861-1491.
Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America’s sixth-oldest college. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.