Cancer Control Month, 2005, 17887-17888 [05-7261]

Download as PDF 17887 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 70, No. 67 Friday, April 8, 2005 Title 3— Proclamation 7884 of April 5, 2005 The President Cancer Control Month, 2005 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation We are making great gains in the fight against cancer. Advances in prevention, early detection, and treatment are reducing cancer rates and increasing the likelihood of survival. Despite this progress, cancer remains the second leading cause of death in America. During Cancer Control Month, we continue to work to learn more about cancer prevention and detection, promote efforts to find better treatments and a cure, and support cancer patients, survivors, and their families. A healthy lifestyle can lower the risk of developing certain types of cancer. This year, the Department of Health and Human Services released new Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2005, which emphasize reducing caloric intake, eating healthy foods, and increasing physical activity. I encourage all Americans to follow these guidelines, to use sunscreen and limit exposure to the sun, and to avoid tobacco and alcohol abuse. I also urge citizens to talk with their doctors about their cancer risk and to get regular checkups and preventive screenings. Detecting cancer early increases survival rates and saves lives. There are nearly 9.8 million cancer survivors in the United States today because of advances in health care. Aggressive funding will lead scientists to earlier diagnoses and improved treatments for lung, colorectal, and other cancers. My Administration proposed more than $5.6 billion for cancer prevention, treatment, and research through the National Institutes of Health in my fiscal year 2006 budget. These funds will help scientists learn more about this devastating disease and offer new hope for countless Americans and their families. As we observe this month, we honor cancer survivors for their inspiring examples of courage, steadfast strength, and willingness to share their stories and experiences with others. We recognize the families, friends, and loved ones who support and encourage those living with cancer. And we remain grateful to our scientists and medical professionals, who make America’s health care system the best in the world. Together, we can help all our citizens live healthier, longer lives. In 1938, the Congress of the United States passed a joint resolution (52 Stat. 148; 36 U.S.C. 103) as amended, requesting the President to issue an annual proclamation declaring April as ‘‘Cancer Control Month.’’ NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim April 2005 as Cancer Control Month. I encourage citizens, government agencies, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other interested groups to join in activities that raise awareness about how all Americans can prevent and control cancer. VerDate jul<14>2003 07:46 Apr 07, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\08APD0.SGM 08APD0 17888 Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 67 / Friday, April 8, 2005 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this fifth day of April, 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. 05–7261 Filed 4–7–05; 8:45 am] Billing code 3195–01–P VerDate jul<14>2003 07:46 Apr 07, 2005 Jkt 205001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\08APD0.SGM 08APD0

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[Federal Register Volume 70, Number 67 (Friday, April 8, 2005)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 17887-17888]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 05-7261]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 70, No. 67 / Friday, April 8, 2005 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

[[Page 17887]]

                Proclamation 7884 of April 5, 2005

                
Cancer Control Month, 2005

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                We are making great gains in the fight against cancer. 
                Advances in prevention, early detection, and treatment 
                are reducing cancer rates and increasing the likelihood 
                of survival. Despite this progress, cancer remains the 
                second leading cause of death in America. During Cancer 
                Control Month, we continue to work to learn more about 
                cancer prevention and detection, promote efforts to 
                find better treatments and a cure, and support cancer 
                patients, survivors, and their families.

                A healthy lifestyle can lower the risk of developing 
                certain types of cancer. This year, the Department of 
                Health and Human Services released new Dietary 
                Guidelines for Americans 2005, which emphasize reducing 
                caloric intake, eating healthy foods, and increasing 
                physical activity. I encourage all Americans to follow 
                these guidelines, to use sunscreen and limit exposure 
                to the sun, and to avoid tobacco and alcohol abuse. I 
                also urge citizens to talk with their doctors about 
                their cancer risk and to get regular check-ups and 
                preventive screenings. Detecting cancer early increases 
                survival rates and saves lives.

                There are nearly 9.8 million cancer survivors in the 
                United States today because of advances in health care. 
                Aggressive funding will lead scientists to earlier 
                diagnoses and improved treatments for lung, colorectal, 
                and other cancers. My Administration proposed more than 
                $5.6 billion for cancer prevention, treatment, and 
                research through the National Institutes of Health in 
                my fiscal year 2006 budget. These funds will help 
                scientists learn more about this devastating disease 
                and offer new hope for countless Americans and their 
                families.

                As we observe this month, we honor cancer survivors for 
                their inspiring examples of courage, steadfast 
                strength, and willingness to share their stories and 
                experiences with others. We recognize the families, 
                friends, and loved ones who support and encourage those 
                living with cancer. And we remain grateful to our 
                scientists and medical professionals, who make 
                America's health care system the best in the world. 
                Together, we can help all our citizens live healthier, 
                longer lives.

                In 1938, the Congress of the United States passed a 
                joint resolution (52 Stat. 148; 36 U.S.C. 103) as 
                amended, requesting the President to issue an annual 
                proclamation declaring April as ``Cancer Control 
                Month.''

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, GEORGE W. BUSH, President of the 
                United States of America, do hereby proclaim April 2005 
                as Cancer Control Month. I encourage citizens, 
                government agencies, private businesses, nonprofit 
                organizations, and other interested groups to join in 
                activities that raise awareness about how all Americans 
                can prevent and control cancer.

[[Page 17888]]

                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                fifth day of April, 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. 05-7261
Filed 4-7-05; 8:45 am]
Billing code 3195-01-P