Truitt and Negele lace up sneakers to fight cancer

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Tuesday, January 19, 2016

INDIANAPOLIS (Jan. 19, 2016) – State Rep. Randy Truitt (R-West Lafayette) and State Rep. Sharon Negele (R-Attica) paired their sneakers with their suits today at the Statehouse to help raise cancer awareness.

 “In 2015, it was estimated that 13,420 Indiana residents died of cancer,” Truitt said. “Every year we hold this event, and I truly feel that it is a great opportunity for us to show members of our communities, who are affected by this horrific disease, that we support and care about them.”

 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 eventually develop cancer in their lifetime,” Negele said. “I am proud to help raise cancer awareness by wearing sneakers for the Suits and Sneakers challenge, and look forward to continuing to support the citizens of our state in their fight against this terrible disease.”   

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


Rep. Truitt (R-West Lafayette) represents portions of Tippecanoe County. He is a member of the Government and Regulatory Reform, Local Government and the Ways and Means committees. 

Rep. Negele (R-Attica) represents a portion of Benton, Fountain, Jasper, Montgomery, Newton, Tippecanoe, Warren and White counties. She serves on the Ways and Means and Financial Institutions committees.