American Heart Month, 2005, 6545-6546 [05-2439]

Download as PDF 6545 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 24 Monday, February 7, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7866 of February 1, 2005 The President American Heart Month, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation The miracles of modern medicine offer hope to those affected by heart disease, yet there are also simple measures that Americans can take to help prevent the disease. During American Heart Month, I encourage all Americans to take action to help reduce their risk and increase awareness of heart disease. The steps to a healthy heart include preventing and controlling factors that can lead to heart disease—smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, physical inactivity, obesity, and diabetes. By avoiding tobacco, limiting consumption of alcohol, exercising regularly, eating a nutritious diet, and maintaining a healthy weight, Americans can substantially reduce their risk of developing cardiovascular disease. I also urge citizens to get routine preventative screenings and consult with their doctors. Through these commonsense steps, we can save many of the lives we might otherwise lose each year to heart disease. Although heart disease is often associated with men, it is the leading cause of death for American women: Nearly 500,000 American women die from cardiovascular disease each year. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute—part of the National Institutes of Health at the Department of Health and Human Services—and other national organizations have launched a national campaign called ‘‘The Heart Truth’’ to educate women about heart disease and to encourage them to make their health a priority. The symbol of ‘‘The Heart Truth’’ campaign is the red dress, which reminds women to talk with their doctors about heart disease and to make healthy choices. In addition, the American Heart Association has launched the ‘‘Go Red For Women’’ campaign to reach out to more women across our country. By continuing to raise public awareness about this deadly disease, we can help all our citizens lead healthier lives. In recognition of the importance of the ongoing fight against heart disease, the Congress, by Joint Resolution approved December 30, 1963, as amended (77 Stat. 843; 36 U.S.C. 101), has requested that the President issue an annual proclamation designating February as ‘‘American Heart Month.’’ NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim February 2005 as American Heart Month, and I invite all Americans to participate in National Wear Red Day by wearing a red dress, shirt, or tie on February 4, 2005. I also invite the Governors of the States, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, officials of other areas subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and the American people to join me in our continuing commitment to fighting heart disease. VerDate jul<14>2003 21:20 Feb 04, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07FED0.SGM 07FED0 6546 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 24 / Monday, February 7, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of February, in the year of our Lord two thousand five, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and twenty-ninth. W [FR Doc. 05–2439 Filed 2–4–05; 8:45 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate jul<14>2003 21:20 Feb 04, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\07FED0.SGM 07FED0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 24 (Monday, February 7, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 6545-6546]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-2439]



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Part III





The President





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Proclamation 7866--American Heart Month, 2005



Proclamation 7867--Centennial of the Forest Service, 2005



Presidential Determination No. 2005-19 of January 27, 2005--
Determination To Authorize a Drawdown for Afghanistan


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 24 / Monday, February 7, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 7866 of February 1, 2005

                
American Heart Month, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                The miracles of modern medicine offer hope to those 
                affected by heart disease, yet there are also simple 
                measures that Americans can take to help prevent the 
                disease. During American Heart Month, I encourage all 
                Americans to take action to help reduce their risk and 
                increase awareness of heart disease.

                The steps to a healthy heart include preventing and 
                controlling factors that can lead to heart disease--
                smoking, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, 
                physical inactivity, obesity, and diabetes. By avoiding 
                tobacco, limiting consumption of alcohol, exercising 
                regularly, eating a nutritious diet, and maintaining a 
                healthy weight, Americans can substantially reduce 
                their risk of developing cardiovascular disease.

                I also urge citizens to get routine preventative 
                screenings and consult with their doctors. Through 
                these commonsense steps, we can save many of the lives 
                we might otherwise lose each year to heart disease.

                Although heart disease is often associated with men, it 
                is the leading cause of death for American women: 
                Nearly 500,000 American women die from cardiovascular 
                disease each year. The National Heart, Lung, and Blood 
                Institute--part of the National Institutes of Health at 
                the Department of Health and Human Services--and other 
                national organizations have launched a national 
                campaign called ``The Heart Truth'' to educate women 
                about heart disease and to encourage them to make their 
                health a priority. The symbol of ``The Heart Truth'' 
                campaign is the red dress, which reminds women to talk 
                with their doctors about heart disease and to make 
                healthy choices. In addition, the American Heart 
                Association has launched the ``Go Red For Women'' 
                campaign to reach out to more women across our country. 
                By continuing to raise public awareness about this 
                deadly disease, we can help all our citizens lead 
                healthier lives.

                In recognition of the importance of the ongoing fight 
                against heart disease, the Congress, by Joint 
                Resolution approved December 30, 1963, as amended (77 
                Stat. 843; 36 U.S.C. 101), has requested that the 
                President issue an annual proclamation designating 
                February as ``American Heart Month.''

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim February 
                2005 as American Heart Month, and I invite all 
                Americans to participate in National Wear Red Day by 
                wearing a red dress, shirt, or tie on February 4, 2005. 
                I also invite the Governors of the States, the 
                Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, officials of other areas 
                subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, and 
                the American people to join me in our continuing 
                commitment to fighting heart disease.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                first day of February, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand five, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and twenty-ninth.

                    (Presidential Sig.)B

[FR Doc. 05-2439
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