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[R38]Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse
Start Date: 1/29/2013Start Time: 4:30 PM
End Date: 1/29/2013End Time: 4:30 PM
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STATEHOUSE – State Representative Heath VanNatter (R-Kokomo) and other House legislators and staff wore sneakers at the Statehouse yesterday 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.

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’s easy to feel overwhelmed and helpless when loved ones are battling cancer,” said Rep. VanNatter. “With the Suits and Sneakers initiative, the colligate coaches across the state have taken a step toward defeating cancer today. I applaud the efforts of those coaches who are fighting to raise awareness about cancer in hopes of one day finding a cure,” said Rep. VanNatter.

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

Contact Information:
Name: Erin Pabody and Paul Paris
Phone: (317) 232-9659
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