National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2009, 45727-45728 [E9-21501]

Download as PDF 45727 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 74, No. 170 Thursday, September 3, 2009 Title 3— Proclamation 8407 of August 31, 2009 The President National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2009 By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Ovarian cancer remains the leading cause of death from gynecologic cancer among women in the United States. Every year, thousands are diagnosed and go on to fight the disease with grace and dignity. National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month honors all those affected by this cancer and renews our commitment to fighting an illness that takes the lives of too many in our Nation. Women are often diagnosed with ovarian cancer when it is already at an advanced stage. This problem can be attributed to a lack of effective early detection technologies and minimal or no specific symptoms associated with the disease. By learning more about risk factors and maintaining regular physician consultations, women have their best chance of early detection of ovarian cancer. Science continues to expand our knowledge about this illness, promising hope to those who, years ago, would be without it. Through dedicated research, treatment outcomes have improved for many, and we are building a foundation for the development of evidence-based screening, which can help diagnose the disease at the earliest possible stage when the likelihood of cure is high. This month we recommit to supporting the women who continue to battle valiantly against this malady as well as all families who are affected. National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month helps educate women and men about the importance of knowing common signs and symptoms, scheduling routine doctor visits, and continuing robust scientific research. As a Nation, we are united in our resolve to reduce incidence and improve the lives of all those affected. jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with FRD1 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 September 2009 as National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. I encourage citizens, Government agencies, private businesses, nonprofit organizations, and other interested groups to join in activities that will increase awareness of what Americans can do to prevent and control ovarian cancer. VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:28 Sep 02, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00003 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03SED1.SGM 03SED1 45728 Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 170 / Thursday, September 3, 2009 / Presidential Documents IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this thirty-first day of August, in the year of our Lord two thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth. [FR Doc. E9–21501 Filed 9–2–09; 11:15 am] VerDate Nov<24>2008 19:28 Sep 02, 2009 Jkt 217001 PO 00000 Frm 00004 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03SED1.SGM 03SED1 OB#1.EPS</GPH> jlentini on DSKJ8SOYB1PROD with FRD1 Billing code 3195–W9–P

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[Federal Register Volume 74, Number 170 (Thursday, September 3, 2009)]
[Presidential Documents]
[Pages 45727-45728]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: E9-21501]



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The President





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Proclamation 8407--National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2009



Proclamation 8408--National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2009


                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 74, No. 170 / Thursday, September 3, 2009 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Proclamation 8407 of August 31, 2009

                
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2009

                By the President of the United States of America

                A Proclamation

                 Ovarian cancer remains the leading cause of death from 
                gynecologic cancer among women in the United States. 
                Every year, thousands are diagnosed and go on to fight 
                the disease with grace and dignity. National Ovarian 
                Cancer Awareness Month honors all those affected by 
                this cancer and renews our commitment to fighting an 
                illness that takes the lives of too many in our Nation.

                 Women are often diagnosed with ovarian cancer when it 
                is already at an advanced stage. This problem can be 
                attributed to a lack of effective early detection 
                technologies and minimal or no specific symptoms 
                associated with the disease. By learning more about 
                risk factors and maintaining regular physician 
                consultations, women have their best chance of early 
                detection of ovarian cancer.

                 Science continues to expand our knowledge about this 
                illness, promising hope to those who, years ago, would 
                be without it. Through dedicated research, treatment 
                outcomes have improved for many, and we are building a 
                foundation for the development of evidence-based 
                screening, which can help diagnose the disease at the 
                earliest possible stage when the likelihood of cure is 
                high.

                 This month we recommit to supporting the women who 
                continue to battle valiantly against this malady as 
                well as all families who are affected. National Ovarian 
                Cancer Awareness Month helps educate women and men 
                about the importance of knowing common signs and 
                symptoms, scheduling routine doctor visits, and 
                continuing robust scientific research. As a Nation, we 
                are united in our resolve to reduce incidence and 
                improve the lives of all those affected.

                 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 September 2009 as National 
                Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month. I encourage citizens, 
                Government agencies, private businesses, nonprofit 
                organizations, and other interested groups to join in 
                activities that will increase awareness of what 
                Americans can do to prevent and control ovarian cancer.

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                 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this 
                thirty-first day of August, in the year of our Lord two 
                thousand nine, and of the Independence of the United 
                States of America the two hundred and thirty-fourth.

                 
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

[FR Doc. E9-21501
Filed 9-2-09; 11:15 am]
Billing code 3195-W9-P