Mayfield laces up sneakers to fight cancer

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

Mayfield laces up sneakers to fight cancer

STATEHOUSE (Jan. 19, 2016) – State Rep. Peggy Mayfield (R-Martinsville) paired her sneakers with her suit today at the Statehouse to help raise cancer awareness.

“Having been personally affected by the loss of my mother to cancer and other family members who are cancer survivors, I feel it’s important to support the nearly 35,000 Hoosiers who are diagnosed with cancer each year and celebrate those who have overcome this disease,” Mayfield said. “I’m grateful for the opportunity to help raise awareness about cancer, which affect so many.”

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.

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

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Rep. Mayfield (R-Martinsville) represents portions of Morgan and Monroe counties and is the Asst. Majority Floor Leader. She serves as a member of Ways and Means and Insurance committees.

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