Local lawmakers lace up sneakers to raise cancer awareness

From left to right) State Reps. Jack Jordan (R-Bremen), Doug Miller (R-Elkhart), Denny Zent (R-Angola), Curt Nisly (R-Goshen) and Dale DeVon (R-Granger) pair sneakers with their suits on Tuesday, Feb. 13 at the Statehouse in Indianapolis to draw attention to National Cancer Prevention Month.
Staff Writer

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. According to the Indiana State Department of Health, cancer is the second leading cause of death in Indiana. The Suits and Sneakers Challenge is an effort to raise cancer awareness by highlighting ways to reduce the risk of cancer.