Carbaugh and Cox lace up sneakers to fight cancer

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Wednesday, January 20, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 19, 2016) – State Reps. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) and Casey Cox (R-Fort Wayne) paired sneakers with their suits at the Statehouse to help raise cancer awareness.

“The American Cancer Society estimated that approximately 35,620 Indiana residents were diagnosed with cancer in 2015,” Carbaugh said. ”Anyone could fall victim to this disease. I am always glad to participate in events like Suits and Sneakers to help raise cancer awareness.”

The Suits and Sneakers challenge is an annual event sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches to help raise cancer awareness and support those affected by the disease.

“According to the American Cancer Society, about 13,420 Indiana residents were expected to die of cancer in the last year alone, which translates to approximately 36 people every day,” Cox said. “This Suits and Sneakers Challenge is a great opportunity for lawmakers to spread awareness to help fight this awful disease.”

 Visit www.cancer.org for more information on how to help spread awareness and fight back against cancer.

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State Rep. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) serves as Vice Chairman of the Insurance Committee. He also serves on the Employment, Labor and Pensions Committee and the Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee.  Rep. Carbaugh represents a portion of Allen County.

Rep. Casey Cox (R-Fort Wayne) represents a portion of Allen County.