Morris: Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 7:00 pm

Start Date:  1/29/2013  Start Time:  12:00 PM
End Date:  1/29/2013  End Time:  12:00 PM

Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse

STATEHOUSE — Rep. Bob Morris (R- Fort Wayne), House legislators and staff wore sneakers at the Statehouse today in support of the “Suits and Sneakers” challenge to promote awareness of the fight against cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society, last year 35,000 Hoosiers heard the words “you have cancer,” and of those, 13,000 lost their lives to the disease. Suits and Sneakers is a program sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches to help raise cancer awareness and support those affected by it.

“Thousands of Hoosier families and friends are personally affected by this horrible disease,” said Rep. Morris. “I am happy to show my support and promote awareness for this cause, a healthy lifestyle including routine physical activity and nutritional food can help immensely in the fight against cancer.

Coach Greg Lansing of Indiana State University men’s basketball team represented all Indiana college basketball coaches during his visit to the Statehouse. He encouraged House members and staff to continue to raise awareness on ways to reduce the risk of cancer. These include eating right, exercising, making healthy lifestyle choices and following the American Cancer Society's recommended cancer screening guidelines.

“Initiatives like this help promote ways to fight back against cancer, and shows support for everyone who has been impacted on a personal level,” said Rep. Morris.

Visit for more information on how you can help spread the message and fight back against cancer.