(TOPEKA, Kan.) — K-State Basketball Coach Frank Martin along with lawmakers swapped their dress shoes for something a little more comfortable Thursday. They laced up sneakers to tip off the event Coaches verses Cancer.
Martin, Governor Sam Brownback and House Minority Speaker Paul Davis gathered at the Statehouse to talk about how cancer has touched their lives. Martin says he's sure that Kansas will help in defeating cancer. "It's not a matter of if, but when and it will happen. With us moving forward here in the State of Kansas hopefully getting these facilities to treat our own in a better way, giving them the kind of care that they need is something that's near and dear to all of us that are residents here in the state," Martin said.
As part of Coaches vs Cancer, coaches across the state this weekend will wear sneakers instead of dress shoes to spread awareness of cancer prevention.