RAISING AWARENESS: State Rep. David Abbott (R-Rome City) pairs sneakers with his suit to draw attention to National Cancer Prevention Month Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Statehouse. Each year, the Indiana House of Representatives participates in the Suits and Sneakers challenge, an annual event sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. Over the last 25 years, the cancer death rate in Indiana declined by just 19 percent, showing more work remains to be done to prevent this disease, according to the American Cancer Society.
State Rep. David Abbott represents House District 82, which includes all of Noble County
and portions of Allen, Elkhart, LaGrange and Whitley counties.