Reps. Arnold and Braun: Local lawmakers wear sneakers to support cancer awareness

Reps. Arnold and Braun: Local lawmakers wear sneakers to support cancer awareness

Posted by: Zach Weismiller & Peter Hoffman  | Tuesday, March 7, 2017 4:00 pm

STATEHOUSE (March 7, 2017) – State Reps. Mike Braun (R-Jasper) and Lloyd Arnold (R-Leavenworth) laced up their sneakers with their suits Tuesday at the Statehouse to help raise cancer awareness.

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.

“Almost 2.4 million Hoosiers, or two in five people now living in Indiana, will develop cancer in their lifetime,” Braun said. “Suits and Sneakers day provides an opportunity for lawmakers to show our support for the individuals affected by this terrible disease.”

Braun said participating in Suits and Sneakers is a Statehouse tradition that members look forward to every year.

“Welcoming the American Cancer Society to the Statehouse is a great way to show support for cancer research and awareness,” Arnold said. “It seems like we all know someone who has been touched by this terrible disease and this day serves as a reminder to do all we can to support Hoosier cancer patients, spread the word about prevention and work together toward a cure.”

Cancer is the second most common cause of death in the U.S. – exceeded only by heart disease, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Arnold said the event is an opportunity to remind people about all the ways they can reduce their risk of cancer; like eating correctly, exercising, making healthy lifestyle choices and following the American Cancer Society’s recommended cancer screening guidelines.

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State Rep. Mike Braun (R-Jasper) represents House District 63, which
includes portions of Daviess, Dubois, Pike and Martin counties.

A high-resolution photo of Braun can be downloaded by clicking here.

State Rep. Lloyd Arnold (R-Leavenworth) represents House District 74, which includes portions of Spencer, Dubois, Perry, Crawford and Orange counties.

A high-resolution photo of Arnold can be downloaded by clicking here.