“Sadly, cancer affects nearly every Hoosier family,” said Rep. Saunders. “The Legislature recognizes the importance of raising awareness for this deadly disease and extending our deepest compassion to victims and their families in their fight.”
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. The General Assembly’s members and staff banded together to raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Society.
Cookies, pies, cakes and the like were among the treats that statehouse staff and members donated. Items of historical revere were auctioned off, including a watercolor of the Statehouse painted by First Lady Karen Pence and vintage political memorabilia such as photos of past presidents and campaign material dating back to the 1950s.
“I was pleased to see so many people come out and take part in our fundraiser,” said Rep. Saunders. “The warmth and generosity from our staff and legislators was wholeheartedly felt.”
The event rose a lump sum of over $2,000 for the American Cancer Society.
Visit www.cancer.org for more information on how you can help spread the message and fight back against cancer.