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[r15] Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse
Start Date: 1/28/2013Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Date: 1/28/2013End Time: 12:00 PM
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Suits and Sneakers at the Statehouse

STATEHOUSE – Rep. Hal Slager (R-Schererville), 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 happy to show support for the families and friends whose lives have been impacted by cancer,” said Rep. Slager. “Many of us have been affected by cancer on a personal level, and together we can raise awareness that nutrition and exercise can help fight back in the battle against this disease,” said Rep. Slager.   

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 is great that so many Hoosiers are getting involved with this important cause,” said Rep. Slager. “I hope that by continuing to spread the message and raise awareness, we are one step closer to a cure.”

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

Contact Information:
Name: Michael Niland
Phone: 317-232-9805
Email: mniland@iga.in.gov
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