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Most people wouldn't normally wear their sneakers with dress clothes, but that was the popular look at the Capitol building today.

Around 800 people wore their sneakers for the American Cancer Society's "Suits and Sneakers" campaign.

Everyone had to pay $5 to wear their running shoes.

 All of the money goes towards the Bismarck-Mandan Relay for Life.

Kim Kuhlmann with the American Cancer Society says around 16 departments are participating.

"It was an opportunity for us to make a difference and to do something that we all thought was important," State Treasurer Kelly Schmidt said. "I have a staff, myself included, that has been affected by cancer and whether it's a staff member, a neighbor, a family member, a close friend, we just thought that this was an opportunity for us to make a difference in a small way but in a way."

The American Cancer Society is holding a city-wide "Suits and Sneakers" challenge on March 18th, the first day of March Madness.

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