- Associated Press - Monday, January 26, 2015

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) - Gov. Susana Martinez is giving $10,000 to fund cancer research and awareness.

Martinez took the opportunity to promote early cancer testing during an event Monday at the Capitol Rotunda for the American Cancer Society’s Coaches vs. Cancer program dubbed Suits and Sneakers. She donned sneakers and pink socks with her blue suit for the event.

The money from her inaugural committee will go for cancer research as part of “Pink Pack,” a program established by the family of University of New Mexico men’s basketball senior guard Hugh Greenwood. The player’s mother is battling cancer.

The governor encouraged all New Mexicans to put on their sneakers and unite for a common cause_to save lives from cancer.

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