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[r25] Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse
Start Date: 1/29/2013Start Time: 8:00 AM
End Date: 1/29/2013End Time: 8:00 AM
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Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse

STATEHOUSE – State Representative Don Lehe (R-Brookston) and other 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.

“I am glad to join Indiana collegiate coaches in taking the stand against cancer,” said Rep. Lehe. “My hope is that we can help the American Cancer Society raise awareness about this disease, which will ultimately lead to finding a cure.”

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. 

“Cancer affects thousands of families across our state,” said House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis). “I appreciated the efforts that our Indiana collegiate coaches took in challenging the Legislature to help raise awareness. It was a great opportunity to show our fellow Hoosiers they’re not alone in this fight,” said Speaker Bosma.

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

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State Rep. Don Lehe serves as Chairman of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee. He also serves on the Environmental Affairs Committee and the Public Health Committee.  Rep. Lehe represents portions of White, Cass, Carroll, Clinton and Tippecanoe Counties.
Contact Information:
Name: Maggie Johnson
Phone: 317-232-9693
Email: majohnso@iga.in.gov
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