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SC legislators trade dress shoes for sneakers to benefit "Coaches versus Cancer"

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Coach Frank Martin's mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago. Coach Frank Martin's mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago.
Senator Nikki Setzler was diagnosed with prostate cancer three years ago. Senator Nikki Setzler was diagnosed with prostate cancer three years ago.
Legislators paired their fancy dresswear with sneakers. Legislators paired their fancy dresswear with sneakers.

 By: Sanne Rodriguez

 Legislators at the South Carolina Statehouse paired their suits with sneakers on Wednesday for the "Coaches Versus Cancer" program, led by USC Men's Basketball Coach Frank Martin. 

Martin joined the fight against cancer when his mother-in-law was diagnosed with breast cancer four years ago.

"Once cancer touched my family directly, it made me realize that just writing a check, just showing up wasn't enough," Martin says.

Martin says, just like basketball, having a full and committed roster is the key to finding a cure to cancer.

"Create more knowledge and more awareness, so maybe we can add another person or two. Then our numbers become stronger, and the message becomes louder and more powerful," Martin says.

Senator Nikki Setzler is joining his team.

"March of 2011, I was diagnosed with prostate cancer. So I know what it's like when you receive that call. It changes your life instantly, not only emotionally, but mentally, spiritually," Setzler says. 

 If you'd like to join the fight against cancer, visit the American Cancer Society website.

 

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