[r73] Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse (2/26/2013)

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Start Date: 2/26/2013 Start Time: 12:00 AM
STATEHOUSE – Representative Steve Davisson (R-Salem) and 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.

“Sadly, cancer affects nearly every Hoosier family,” said Rep. Davisson. “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.”

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. 

“It was an honor to participate in the Suits and Sneakers challenge today. I appreciate Indiana’s collegiate coaches and the American Cancer Society partnering together on this issue and asking us to join in raising awareness,” said Rep. Davisson. “We all need to do our part in standing up to cancer, so that one day a cure can be found.”

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

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