DeVon laces up sneakers to fight cancer

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Wednesday, January 20, 2016 8:00 am

DeVon laces up sneakers to fight cancer

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 19, 2016) – State Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) paired his sneakers with his suit today at the Statehouse to help raise cancer awareness.

“Unfortunately, St. Joseph County experiences high rates of prostate cancer,” DeVon said. “It’s important to help increase cancer awareness and encourage Hoosiers to regularly meet with their medical provider.”

According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), in 2012, 35,000 Hoosiers heard the words “you have cancer,” and of those, 13,000 lost their lives to the disease. The Suits and Sneakers challenge is an annual event sponsored by the ACS and the National Association of Basketball Coaches to help raise cancer awareness and support those affected by it.

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

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Rep. Dale DeVon (R-Granger) represents portions of St. Joseph County.

NOTE TO THE EDITOR: Attached and below is a photo of Rep. DeVon supporting cancer awareness in his sneakers.