Indianapolis lawmakers lace up sneakers to raise cancer awareness

Indianapolis lawmakers lace up sneakers to raise cancer awareness

Posted by: Samantha Holifield  | Thursday, February 21, 2019 9:43 am

RAISING AWARENESS: (left to right) Indianapolis-area State Reps. Mike Speedy, Cherrish Pryor, Dave Frizzell and Bob Behning pair sneakers with their suits to draw attention to National Cancer Prevention Month Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2019, at the Statehouse. Each year, the Indiana House of Representatives participates in the Suits and Sneakers challenge, an annual event hosted by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. With an estimated 35,280 Hoosiers expected to be diagnosed with cancer this year, local lawmakers encourage everyone to get regular screenings, eat a healthy diet and avoid tobacco use.

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State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) represents House District 91, which includes portions of Hendricks and Marion counties.

State Rep. Dave Frizzell (R-Indianapolis) represents House District 93, which includes portions of Johnson and Marion counties.

State Rep. Cherrish Pryor (D-Indianapolis) represents House District 94, which includes portions of Marion County.

State Rep. Mike Speedy (R-Indianapolis) represents House District 90,  which includes portions of Marion County.