National Cancer Control Month, 2009, 15629-15630 [E9-7923]

Download as PDF 15629 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 64 Monday, April 6, 2009 Title 3— Proclamation 8354 of April 1, 2009 The President National Cancer Control Month, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation We have achieved remarkable progress in the fight against cancer. Miracles in medical research have helped us understand how to prevent, detect, and treat cancer more effectively, and Americans are now more aware of how to protect themselves from this disease. Despite this progress, cancer continues to kill more Americans than any other malady but heart disease. Marking National Cancer Control Month, we recommit to the battle against cancer and emphasize the promise of medical research and the healthy steps Americans can take to protect themselves. To gain new ground in cancer prevention, detection, and treatment, my Administration will continue to press for increased support for research at the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and academic and other institutions. The Federal Government plays an indispensable role in investing in this research, which will save and improve lives for generations to come. As researchers work daily to better understand this disease, Americans can take steps to decrease their risk of developing cancer. Individuals of all ages should seek regular and appropriate check-ups. These check-ups should include screening, such as mammograms, the Pap test, and tests for colorectal cancer, all of which can help detect cancer during its early stages. Healthy personal habits can also reduce the risk of cancer. Smoking accounts for thousands of cancer deaths every year, and quitting—even after many years—can greatly reduce the risk of cancer. Physical inactivity and obesity may cause a substantial proportion of colon, breast, endometrial, kidney, and esophageal cancers in the United States, so maintaining physical activity and a healthy diet can help prevent cancer, among other diseases. Finally, moderating alcohol intake and sun exposure can help protect Americans. Too many American families have been touched by cancer. As we observe National Cancer Control Month, I call upon all courageous cancer patients and survivors, health care providers, researchers, advocates, and others involved in this struggle to work together in support of our Nation’s goal to control, and ultimately defeat, this devastating disease. pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES3 NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United States, do hereby proclaim April 2009 as National Cancer Control Month. I encourage citizens, medical institutions, government and social service agencies, businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other interested groups to join in activities that help control cancer. VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:23 Apr 03, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06APD0.SGM 06APD0 15630 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 64 / Monday, April 6, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this first day of April, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-third. [FR Doc. E9–7923 Filed 4–3–09; 11:15 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 18:23 Apr 03, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\06APD0.SGM 06APD0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> pwalker on PROD1PC71 with RULES3 Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 64 (Monday, April 6, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 15629-15630]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-7923]



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Proclamation 8354--National Cancer Control Month, 2009



Proclamation 8355--National Child Abuse Prevention Month, 2009



Proclamation 8356--National Donate Life Month, 2009


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74 , No. 64 / Monday, April 6, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8354 of April 1, 2009

                
National Cancer Control Month, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation



                We have achieved remarkable progress in the fight 
                against cancer. Miracles in medical research have 
                helped us understand how to prevent, detect, and treat 
                cancer more effectively, and Americans are now more 
                aware of how to protect themselves from this disease.

                Despite this progress, cancer continues to kill more 
                Americans than any other malady but heart disease. 
                Marking National Cancer Control Month, we recommit to 
                the battle against cancer and emphasize the promise of 
                medical research and the healthy steps Americans can 
                take to protect themselves.

                To gain new ground in cancer prevention, detection, and 
                treatment, my Administration will continue to press for 
                increased support for research at the National 
                Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, 
                the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and 
                academic and other institutions. The Federal Government 
                plays an indispensable role in investing in this 
                research, which will save and improve lives for 
                generations to come.

                As researchers work daily to better understand this 
                disease, Americans can take steps to decrease their 
                risk of developing cancer. Individuals of all ages 
                should seek regular and appropriate check-ups. These 
                check-ups should include screening, such as mammograms, 
                the Pap test, and tests for colorectal cancer, all of 
                which can help detect cancer during its early stages.

                Healthy personal habits can also reduce the risk of 
                cancer. Smoking accounts for thousands of cancer deaths 
                every year, and quitting--even after many years--can 
                greatly reduce the risk of cancer. Physical inactivity 
                and obesity may cause a substantial proportion of 
                colon, breast, endometrial, kidney, and esophageal 
                cancers in the United States, so maintaining physical 
                activity and a healthy diet can help prevent cancer, 
                among other diseases. Finally, moderating alcohol 
                intake and sun exposure can help protect Americans.

                Too many American families have been touched by cancer. 
                As we observe National Cancer Control Month, I call 
                upon all courageous cancer patients and survivors, 
                health care providers, researchers, advocates, and 
                others involved in this struggle to work together in 
                support of our Nation's goal to control, and ultimately 
                defeat, this devastating disease.

                NOW, THEREFORE, I, BARACK OBAMA, President of the 
                United States of America, by virtue of the authority 
                vested in me by the Constitution and laws of the United 
                States, do hereby proclaim April 2009 as National 
                Cancer Control Month. I encourage citizens, medical 
                institutions, government and social service agencies, 
                businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other 
                interested groups to join in activities that help 
                control cancer.

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                IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                first day of April, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-third.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. E9-7923
Filed 4-3-09; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P