Wesco laces up sneakers to raise cancer awareness

Wesco laces up sneakers to raise cancer awareness

Posted by: Adam Kern  | Thursday, February 21, 2019

RAISING AWARENESS: State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) pairs sneakers with his suit to draw attention to National Cancer Prevention Month Tuesday, Feb. 19, at the Statehouse. Each year, the Indiana House of Representatives participates in the Suits and Sneakers challenge, an annual event sponsored by the American Cancer Society and the National Association of Basketball Coaches. In the last 25 years, the cancer death rate in the U.S. fell by 27 percent. Over that same period of time, the cancer death rate in Indiana declined by just 19 percent, according to the American Cancer Society.

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State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) represents House District 21, 
which includes portions of Elkhart and St. Joseph counties.